1. Helping chemists find jobs in a tough market. 2. Towards a quantitative understanding of the quality of the chemistry job market.
Word is that when the new building opens up in a couple years, they're planning on some massive hiring for synthetic chemists
That ship has sailed for me. I (and almost everyone I know from grad school) have jumped off the big pharma bandwagon and went in other directions. They could have a thousand openings and I wouldn't even apply (nor do I know very many people who would). Good luck recruiting the best and the brightest without even a semblance of job security.
BS or MS. So, talented but not TOO talented. I'm at ACS-NERM right now, and I just got done watching a talk by a BMS guy on how their DoE robot reduced the cost of optimizing some rxn ~90%. Guess where most of that savings comes from...
So only those with a PhD are 'super-talented'? Hilarious
I'm not going to look a green shoot in the mouth.
Old chemists need not apply...
Novartis seem to be hiring significant numbers of scientists in Basel at the moment (I'm UK-based, and many of my ex-colleagues are heading over there). It's encouraging to an extent, but they appear to be the only company doing this currently. Good luck to everyone going for these positions from what I've heard they are a decent company to work for