Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 10/15/13 edition

Between October 10 and October 14, there were 90 new positions posted on the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 35 (39%) were academically connected and 39 (43%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources. 

"Boston and New York": Ropes and Gray has 2 openings in its technical advisor program for aspiring patent attorneys. Salary of $115,000 -- wow.

Wooo!: Getting in on the ground floor, I see, in Columbia, MO (complete with spelling errors -- I know, I should talk):
Sinclair Research Center, LLC, is seeking a motivated analytical chemist to set-up a dose forumation lab. The primary function of this position will include: 1) Set-up and day-to-day management of an analytical laboratory, 2) Preparation of dose solutions and formulations according to specific study protocols and SOPs, 3) Develop, transfer and validate analytical methods, and 4) Perform dose analysis. 
Individual must be highly motivated, organized and have excellent problem solving skills.
A B.S. in chemistry and experience in HPLC and GLP is required. 
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be comensurate with expereince.
All of this could be yours, for $30,000 to $45,000.

Tewksbury, MA: Cambridge Isotopes is looking for a B.S./M.S. QC chemist.

Dalton, GA: Mohawk Industries is a flooring company; they appear to be looking for a B.S. chemist (0-2 years) to do research and testing. "Develop and maintain a colorfastness database." Huh. 


  1. "analytical chemist to set-up a dose forumation lab" They have another typo in "salary comesurate with experience" For 30-45K seeking a chemist who can set up his own lab, they certainly meant "commiserate"

  2. Mohawk is stretching here... "Induce changes in composition of substances by introduction of heat, light, energy and chemical catalysts"

    Likely Translation : Take samples and put them in a lightbox. Take samples and put them in an oven. Take sample and scrub them with cleaners. Measure Lab by Minolta. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

  3. How many thousands of "technically qualified applicants" are going to swarm those 2 Ropes and Gray positions?

    1. Lots, but law firms are like pharma companies in terms of pedigree. Anyone graduating from less than a top 10 type school need not apply.

      I'm sure their HR filter is very, very good at weeding out those they don't deem appropriate. With that salary and the promise of a free law education while making 80% of that (I'm sure 'part time' work is 50h a week while going to school), they'll have a small group of people willing to cut the throats of a family member to get that job.

  4. Dalton, GA has a cluster of small chemical operations supporting the many carpet plants in the area. Maybe not cutting-edge stuff, but there are a lot of jobs for chemists there.


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