Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Daily Pump Trap: 1/20/15 edition

A few of the positions posted on C&EN Jobs this past week:

Rocky Hill, CT: Henkel is looking for a Ph.D. synthetic polymer chemist; looks to be adhesive-related?

Oak Ridge, TN: Interesting ad for a Ph.D. physical chemist to work on "helium ion spectroscopy." Sounds fancy.

Cambridge, MA: Moderna Therapeutics (recipient of just a little money recently) is hiring an B.S./M.S. bioorganic chemist.

Athens, GA: This ad for a scientist by Argent Diagnostics is a little bit strange and I can't quite put my finger on it:
...Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Project management and leadership of current and future SBIR/STTR funded grants. 2. Spectroscopy testing, data collection and chemometric analysis for ongoing research activities as needed. 3. Develop quality control protocols, new product ideas (hardware and software), and other detection opportunities. 4. Research, prepare and manage future SBIR/STTR grant submissions. 5. Supervise other employees and manage collaborative multidisciplinary research activities...
Will this position mostly be a grant writer? I dunno, but there are about 15 references to SBIRs in the ad.  

1 comment:

  1. microscopy grad studentJanuary 20, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    The newly commercialized helium ion microscopes are indeed amazing technology.

    It operates like a regular electron microscope, except it uses a charged beam of helium ions instead of electrons. Because helium nuclei weigh more than electrons, they're less affected by stray fields which create image artifacts. This means you can image non-conductive, organic material like biologics and polymers down to subnanometer resolution with no sample preparation. This is already changing the field of failure-mode analysis and composite engineering.

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