Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Daily Pump Trap: 11/25/14 edition

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

Ridgefield, CT: Boehringer Ingelheim has multiple B.S. chemist openings; looks to be HTS work.

Union, NJ: BASF is looking for a B.S. analytical chemist to perform precious metal assays; I didn't know that BASF had "precious metal trading, refining and catalyst manufacture businesses," but I suppose that I should not be surprised. Sounds interesting; bet you'd have some good stories for cocktail parties.

Rahway, NJ: Merck looking for flow chemistry and biocatalysis chemists -- Ph.D., 0-10 years of experience desired.

North Chicago, IL: AbbVie has an opening for a Ph.D. analytical chemist for a position working on antibody-drug conjugates.

And another one: AbbVie looking for an experienced Ph.D. analytical chemist to "develop and lead analytical strategies in the area of clinical-phase Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) process development."

4 comments:

  1. That's interesting,because MRK laid off their flow chemist just last year' end, but then, he had more than 10 years experience. MRK doesn't want expierence, right?

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    1. Well, maybe he/she just wasn't working hard enough at a salary they wanted to give him. Or maybe the project changed and it was easier to fire him/her than to retrain him. The possibilities are endless in capitalism....

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    2. Or maybe paying minimum to a newbie is better than having process knowledge and experience. Its chemistry by accounting: there is no difference on an XL sheet except for the the salary number. Lower is better - that simple, to simpletons. MRK did not want to "give him" a salary. Its not capitalism, its greed mixed with stupidity - always a destructive mix. Not a sad story tho - s/he was snapped up by another large pharma almost immediately.

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    3. I have an uninformed sense that AbbVie has been hiring flow folks a lot recently.

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