Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Pump Trap: 2/26/15 edition

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

Cleveland, OH: West-Ward Pharmaceuticals is hiring for 4 positions, including a B.S./M.S. Scientist I position. (0-2 years experience.) (Zeroes!)

Malvern, PA: Progenra (new company?) is looking for 2 experienced medicinal chemists, 1-10 years experience, all levels of education.

Menlo Park, CA: Pacific Biosciences is looking for a surface chemist, M.S./Ph.D., 5 years experience desired.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show (respectively) 260, 1340, 8769 and 22 positions for the search term "chemist." That's way, way up for Careerbuilder and Indeed, I believe. LinkedIn shows 619 results for the job title "chemist", with 37 for "research chemist", 87 for "analytical chemist", 2 for "organic chemist", 3 for "synthetic chemist" and 3 for "medicinal chemist."


  1. CJ, when they say 5 years experience, will they take into account a postdoc?

    1. In this particular case, the ad says "5+ years of industry experience in Manufacturing environments", but I dunno, maybe you have a good fit in your postdoc?

    2. My guess is "no," and furthermore the job title is process engineer/surface chemist, which I suspect is more of the former than the latter. Basically, go spend 5 years at Intel, then give us a call.

  2. I clicked the link for "Zeroes!" Brilliant!