Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 7/23/13 edition

Good morning! Between July 18 and July 22, there were 81 new positions posted on C&EN Jobs. Of these, 10 (12%) were academically connected and 57 (70%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Surely, our long national #chemjobs nightmare is over: Pfizer is hunting for 1 (one) senior principal scientist for medicinal chemistry work. Ph.D. preferred, at least 5 years med chem experience desired (uhhhh -- don't you need a lot more than that at the R6 level?) You gotta love some of these qualities they desire:
Comfortable working in a highly innovative environment and can effectively cope with change. Responds well to scientific challenge and applies significant rigor to their own work.

Will scientifically challenge others in their group in a constructive manner and demonstrate exceptional team working skills (e.g. approachable and collaborative) to ensure the group as a whole is successful. 
Will proactively learn from scientists within the organization, assimilate and translate to success in their own areas. Equally, will look externally to build experience and internalize knowledge and techniques to maximum effect. Delivers new science and medicinal chemistry thinking into the department

Possesses a clear sense of urgency, recognizes potential problems and proactively acts to deliver solutions

Very strong influencing skills. 
Proactively! Influencing! Good luck.

Wareham, MA: Smithers Viscient is looking for a senior LC/MS chemist; M.S./Ph.D. with 10+ years experience desired.

Monroeville, PA: PPG Industries desires a B.S./M.S. chemist for QC work.

Edmonton, Alberta: Gilead Sciences desires a senior analytical chemist to lead a method development group; 12+ years experience in pharmaceutical industry needed. 


  1. "can effectively cope with change."

    As in, being employed one day then not being employed the next.

  2. I think all these folks did the same managerial training. The concept of "influencing" others is very popular these days in big pharma

  3. Where do people learn "influencing skills"? If in grad school, does that mean that everyone just learns to mimic their passive aggressive advisor?


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