Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 6/18/13 edition

Good morning! Between June 13 and June 17, 56 new positions were posted on the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 8 (14%) are academically connected and 39 (70%) are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Thousand Oaks, CA: Amgen is searching for a B.S./M.S. associate to work on the molecular modeling team:
Amgen is seeking a highly qualified individual to provide scientific computing and decision support in the area of chemical and biological informatics. As a member of the molecular modeling team, the individual will have responsibilities in the following areas: 1) scientific computing, including implementing and developing cutting edge scientific advances; 2) scientific data analysis and decision support, including applying scientific computing techniques to maintain the existing infrastructures as well as develop new capabilities.
3-5 years "scientific experience" desired.

Hoboken, NJ: Wiley is searching for a sales associate for their chemistry databases. Wiley has chemistry databases?

Tulsa, OK: A staffing agency is looking for a high school diploma holder or B.S. chemist to be a lab tech for an olefin polymerization lab. In the right circumstances, this would be a great position to get some oil/gas/polymer experience -- hopefully for a little more than $16-$18/hour, though. (Unknown how good that is in Tulsa.)

Emeryville, CA: Sandia National Laboratories desires a Ph.D. computational biologist/chemist for a postdoctoral position to work on biomass research. Bet they pay well (I hope.)

Who are you?: Can anyone tell me who this "sales technical consultant" position is with? (NY/NJ area)


  1. If you scroll down to the gray box at the bottom of the Sale Technical Consultant position, it talks about Phenomenex. I would imagine it is with them.

    1. Yeah, I think you're right. The new format is sorta kinda confusing in places.

  2. Most notably, a database of EI mass spectra that competes with the NIST database. And it turns out there are others:

    1. A few years ago, an invitation to test the database posted on chemistry-blog, with the promise of a fee being paid for doing so. I contacted Wiley and sure enough, they said I would be paid $300 for an hour of testing (a nice little treat for a postdoc). I'm sure people will be shocked to hear the check never made it and that Wiley was mysteriously difficult to contact after that.

      In a nutshell, it's Wiley's version of SciFinder. Europe trying to bite into that ACS cake.