Thursday, September 5, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 9/5/13 edition

Good morning! Between September 3 and September 4, there were 25 new positions posted. Of these, 1 (4%) is academically connected and 8 (32%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Iselin, NJ: BASF is looking for a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. chemist to work on heterogenous catalysis. It's worth noting that BASF has posted 7 positions in this period.

Atlanta, GA: The Coca-Cola Company is looking for a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemist; minimum of 3 years industry experience.

The Woodlands, TX: CESI desires a M.S./Ph.D. colloid chemist.

The Woodlands, TX: Flotek Industries wants an entry-level Ph.D. chemist -- I really like the way this position is described (emphases mine):
Flotek Industries has an opening with the newly established R&D group in The Woodlands, Texas. A successful candidate would preferably have a Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic or polymer chemistry, with or without prior industrial or postdoctoral experience, and must have demonstrated proficiency in performing lab-scale organic synthesis, making new molecules with targeted benefits, and applying scientific methods to target and solve problems. A successful candidate is expected to either have or develop knowledge in the chemistry of citrus oils and surfactants. The ability to use mathematical and statistical methods to optimize efficiency of product development is a strong plus. 
It's nice to see that some companies are selecting for the ability to be trained.

Memphis, TN: I think it's fascinating (and natural) for St. Jude's Children's Hospital to need a director of GMP manufacturing.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show (respectively) 244, 658, 2629 and 12 positions for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 137 positions for the job title "chemist", with 3 for "research chemist", 16 for "analytical chemist" and 2 for "organic chemist."

1 comment:

  1. Two jobs in The Woodlands, right down the road from me! Come! Join me in the piney-woods forested land of no winters and year-round golf!

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