Thursday, September 26, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 9/26/13 edition

Between September 24 and September 25, there were 22 new positions posted on the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 11 (50%) were academically connected and 10 (45%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources. 

Cincinnati, OH: I think this B.S. chemist position for Flint Group sounds kinda interesting:
The Pigment Development Chemist role is to formulate organic pigments for commercialization, primarily for the Graphic Arts and Coatings industries. In order to successfully perform this function, sound technical ability, experience in the field, good communication and team work across different departments within Flint Group as well as with suppliers and customers will be required.   Intimate involvement in Research, Development, Production and Quality Control will be required. 
The ideal candidate will have a strong Organic Chemistry background, specializing in Azo Pigments, be familiar with project management principles and be able to design and execute experiments. The candidate will also be required to translate laboratory experiments to production scale up, and trouble shoot production and quality problems as they arise. Team work and problem solving skills are a necessity in this environment. A background in Azo pigment chemistry is necessary, with knowledge of other pigments being a plus.
They're looking for a B.S. chemist with 4+ years experience -- I'll bet you couldn't fill a large-size classroom with the candidates for such a position.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show (respectively) 197, 676, 2486 and 15 positions for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 135 positions for the job title "chemist", with 9 for "research chemist", 23 for "analytical chemist" and 1 for "organic chemist."

Now that's a fun one: Via LinkedIn, a M.S./Ph.D. level surface chemist position:
QuantumScape is looking for a Senior Chemist to develop and run a benchtop program to make sulfide thin films and/or coatings via sol-gel synthesis, chemical bath deposition, or other relevant techniques.  The candidate will design and perform experiments with the objective of adapting known recipes or creating new recipes for synthesis of thin film materials in a fashion that is amenable to high volume manufacturing.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, high performing, can work independently and in teams, and loves challenging projects.
They want sulfide chemistry synthetic experience -- where would you get that, I wonder?

1 comment:

  1. There are lots of inorganic groups (Marks' at Northwestern springs to mind immediately) that make sulfide coatings/do sulfide synthesis.

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