Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 5/7/13 edition

Good morning! Between May 2 and May 6, there were 268 new positions posted on the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 7 (3%) are academically connected and 254 (95%) are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Uh, wow: It's always annoying when Kelly dumps a bazillion positions on the C&EN Jobs database, especially when half of them are for things tangentially related to chemistry. Hemopathologist, anyone?

On the other hand: BASF has posted 5 jobs nationwide; 3 of them are in Ames, Iowa, including this color chemistry position (B.S., 6-10 years experience desired.)

Washington, DC: Verto Solutions is looking for an experienced Ph.D. chemist with toxicology knowledge related to flavorings.

Torrance, CA: Would someone please take this Phenomenex sol-gel chemistry Ph.D. position, so they would quit posting it?

Boston, MA: Boy, there are a lot of law firms hiring, recently. Here's a chemistry consulting firm, aimed at IP law, looking for M.S./Ph.D. chemists. 


  1. The Aqueous LayerMay 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Notice at the bottom of that consulting firm's add:

    Recently (or soon to be) graduated candidates preferred

    Suck it, experienced people...

  2. Many years ago my wife had that Ames color chemistry job, with Becker-Underwood (recently acquired by BASF).

    1. At the time it was strictly formulations work (using dyes or pigments purchased from vendors like BASF), and they had their small-company quirks, but it wasn't bad. Sounds like they've expanded in the years since.