Thursday, May 23, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 5/23/13 edition

Good morning! Between May 21 and May 22, there were 9 new positions posted on the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 8 (89%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

It's a cure all, too:Reynolds American is looking for a B.S. chemist/flavor scientist (emphasis mine):
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is seeking an experienced Flavor Scientist with knowledge in flavor chemistry to support the development of tobacco products consistent with RJRT's Growth, Innovation and Harm Reduction Platforms. The Flavor Scientist is responsible for developing new and innovative taste profiles to support project initiatives and for the sensory assessment of tobacco products. 
Requirements: BA/BS technical degree required in chemistry, biology or food science with three or more years relevant work experience or MS in related science field with relevant work experience. 
This position requires smoking to assess the sensory characteristics of cigarettes; therefore, is open to current smokers only.
That's pretty awesome. (Q: "How did you get your job?" A: "Well, I'm a pack-a-day smoker.")

*Yes, I recognize the song is about chewing tobacco, but I just love the song so. 

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show (respectively) 247, 13, 2779 and 14 positions for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 110 positions for the job title "chemist", with 9 for "research chemist", 15 for "analytical chemist" and 2 for "organic chemist."

1 comment:

  1. Well, at least you could nail down which workplace hazard caused your cancer.