Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 11/14/13 edition

Good morning! Between November 12 and November 13, there were 28 new positions posted to the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 6 (21%) were academically connected and 20 (71%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Romeo, MI: L&L Products desires a senior polymer chemist; "5-10 years post doc" is an interesting way of putting it. (I'm assuming the charitable interpretation, friends.)

Sterlington, LA: Dow is searching for a B.S./M.S. analytical chemist who has 3 years GC experience, with 5+ years in analytical chemistry. Why I had to slog through 3 paragraphs to figure that out is a good question. Gotta love this gem:
Key Responsibilities:
  • Promote the use of the Analytical Work Process, and Environmental, Health &Safety and Operating Document Management System procedures and practices and compliance related activities such as cGMP.
  • Screen complicated service requests for value and alignment with goals....
"I'm sorry, sir, that doesn't align with my goals."

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show 210, 893, 2533 and 12 positions for the search term "chemist." (A ~200 jump for Careerbuilder.) LinkedIn shows 146 positions for the job title "chemist", with 6 for "research chemist", 6 for "organic chemist", 17 for "analytical chemist" and 4 for "synthetic chemist."

Hey, look!: DuPont Crop Protection is hiring experienced synthetic chemists (B.S./M.S.-level.)

Zeroes!: GSK is hiring a Ph.D. medicinal chemist (0-2 years) for its RTP location. 


  1. I think in the first job, they forgot to put a coma in between '5-10 years experience' and 'postdoc'. You don't have a link for the DOW job... I had no clue about the 'screening complicated service requests', but it did make me chuckle a bit.