Thursday, November 13, 2014

Daily Pump Trap: 11/13/14 edition

Good morning! A few of the industrial positions posted on C&EN Jobs: 

Chicago, IL: A company is looking for a glovebox salesperson? Interesting, never seen that before.

Dayton, OH: UES (a defense contractor) is looking for a Ph.D. polymer researcher.

When an organization's internal language meets the outside: I didn't know that Colorado Springs was home of the National Swimming Pool Foundation, or that they had need of a Ph.D. chemist to be a product development manager. But the language is... interesting (emphasis mine):
Position Summary: The Product Development Manager at the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) guides a product development team that is magically charged to serve customers with products that promote healthy living, encourage more aquatic activity, make pools safer, and keep pools open. This position balances product and mission development with financial sustainability, and ensures the preeminence of new and existing NSPF products based on industry experience in product development and market research of the pool and spa industry. 
Principle Responsibilities • Delivers magical products to customers by managing the entire life cycle of aquatic health and safety product/educational development from strategic planning to tactical activities...
Who knows, maybe you get a wand.

North Charleston, SC: MWV Specialty Chemicals is looking for a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. product development chemist.

A broader look:  Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show (respectively) 1000+, 984, 2737 and 22 positions for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 521 for the job title "chemist", with 75 for "analytical chemist", 4 for "organic chemist", 6 for "synthetic chemist" and 2 for "medicinal chemist." 


  1. Well, glove boxes do not sell themselves, do they? In fact, in my experience higher ups hate to spend money on them.

  2. @CJ

    "Principle" Responsibilities. RUFKM?! What are they smoking in Colorado Springs? Oh, wait...

    1. "Principle Scientist" positions are fairly common.