Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 7/30/13 edition

Good morning! Between July 25 and July 29, there have been 81 new positions posted on the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 11 (14%) were academically connected and 66 (81%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Chengdu, China: Xizang Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co. LTD is looking for a senior medicinal chemist; Ph.D. desired. Boy, might be helpful to people if they told them it was the middle of Sichuan province in western China.

Sahuarita, AZ: Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold is looking for a chief engineer of catalysts; desired credentials include a M.S./Ph.D. in chemistry. Molybdenum experience helpful, I suspect.
"Travel, including internationally, 30 – 50% of time to a variety of customer and processing site locations (high altitudes, must have passport and ability to travel both east and west internationally)"
The mining folks seem to have all the fun.

Cambridge, MA: Moderna Therapeutics is looking for a B.S./M.S. biochemist or bioorganic chemist to perform nucleotide research; 3-5 years experience desired. 


  1. A good sciwriter pal of mine lived in Chengdu for a few years. She was able to save more $ there than on a significantly higher salary livin' in the (202). Fun fact- the baby panda born in DC's zoo several years ago was moved to a preserve near there when he grew up.

  2. >>Of these, 11 (14%) were academically connected and 66 (81%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

    For those of us desiring permanent, benefited industry jobs, this is especially depressing.

    1. Well, FWIW, it's the slow season for job postings. Things will pick up.

      ...in late August/September.

      ...I hope.


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