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."


  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?

    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....

    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.

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