Thursday, January 29, 2015

Daily Pump Trap: 1/29/15 edition

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

Detroit, MI: This "technical specialist" position appears to actually be, um, a technical specialist position. B.S. in chemistry/engineering with 5-10 years experience desired.

Rockville, MD: I can never tell what these USP positions are about, but here's one on "nomenclature and labeling." They want a M.S./Ph.D. or a Pharm.D. with 10 years of work experience and they seem to be paying a healthy sum.

Clinton, NJ: ExxonMobil looking for a research technologist; looks like an experienced analytical chemist position to me.

Melrose Park, IL: I did not know there were "hair fiber physics scientists", but there you are. (B.S./M.S. in physics/chemistry.)

Washington, DC: CropLife America (what's that?) is looking for a director of environmental policy, 120-140k offered. Advanced degree, experience in regulatory affairs desired.

Redwood City, CA: Relypsa is looking for a CMC scientist; M.S./Ph.D. with 4-8 years experience desired.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show (respectively) 247, 1302, 2194 and 19 positions for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 560 jobs for the job title "chemist", with 74 for "analytical chemist", 2 for "organic chemist", 2 for "medicinal chemist" and 38 for "research chemist." 


  1. Croplife America is the trade association for the pesticide industry; that's why the position is in Washington.

  2. Alberto-Culver is the company who has the position in Melrose Park.

    Do these company really think they are hiding their identity? A simple Google search on 'hair care Melrose Park' brought up the company name as the second hit. Or is it a professional recruiter who is posting the job, and doesn't want people to go directly to the company website to apply for the job?


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