Thursday, November 29, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 11/29/12 edition

Good morning! Between November 27 and November 28, there were 30 new positions posted on ACS Careers. Of those, 13 (43%) were academically connected and 13 (43%) are from Kelly Scientific Careers.

Yuurrrggghhh: Tiring to wade through all of these academic and Kelly postings.

Denver, CO: Leprino Food is searching for a carbohydrate chemist to be a food scientist; B.S./M.S./Ph.D. desired, with rising levels of experience. (0-2 years for Ph.D.) They're a cheese company (among other items.)

Orange, TX: Invista is searching for an experimental technician (associates/B.S., with 2+ years experience); they have advertised this position at least 5 times this year, which is indicative of either growth or high turnover. Probably the latter. (Glassdoor, for what it's worth, says 50-55k. I am skeptical, but hopeful.)

"Harrisonburg, VA or Menlo Park, CA": SRI International is looking for a director for medicinal or biological chemistry, which they put at associate or full professor level. They want 8-10 years experience, with a requirement of previously getting funding. Huh.

St. Louis, MO: Ameren (a power utility, I believe) is looking for a B.S./M.S. analytical chemist to be a laboratory supervisor. 4+ years experience desired.

1 comment:

  1. re: Invista, there's a third possibility - all ads were for this very same position, they never hired anyone. The reasons may be multiple - unicorn hunting, creating an appearance, appeasement of understaffed labs, political (STEM shortage, unlikely though), just messing with people. I'll tell you one thing though - I've applied for positions at a few Koch businesses, Invista among others, and in all instances I've had my "go away" within days.