Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 5/16/13 edition

Good morning! Between May 14 and May 15, there were 15 jobs posted on the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 2 (13%) were academically connected and 9 (60%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Zeroes!: Vertex (Cambridge, MA) continues its run of hiring with a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. chemical development position. 0-3+ years experience for Ph.D.s, 5+ for M.S., 8+ for B.S. positions.

San Jose, CA: Energy Storage Stealth is a startup, doing something very interesting that I can't quite tell what it is...:
We are a new start-up, located in San Jose, California, that is working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. The company seeks to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. If successful, the technology could revolutionize the industry. We are backed by top VC firms. 
Gotta love the buzzwords. Description of the position:
The candidate will own the formulation development process and scale up production of inks, slurries, and chemical process solutions.  The candidate is required to identify conditions and variables for formulation stability and quality, and undertake continuous process improvement using statistical DOE.  This person will develop a qualification process and a characterization infrastructure for formulations and must be familiar with SPC environment.  The candidate is expected to identify, specify, purchase, and implement process and equipment for scale up.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, team oriented, can work independently and in teams, and is seeking an atmosphere conducive to learning and growth.
What's weird about it is that the pay is listed as $160-$180. What's that about? Oh, and this too: "Additional Salary Information: start-up so equity play"

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show (respectively) 241, 730, 2751 and 14 positions for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 99 positions for the job title "chemist", with 4 for "organic chemist", 14 for "analytical chemist" and 10 for "research chemist."

Bonus via LinkedIn: Nintendo of America is looking for a QC chemist, I think. 

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