Milford, OH: This is sort of the oddest, most interesting "applied chemistry" position I've seen in a while. It's a PPG position:
PPG is looking for a Development Chemist who can understand complex technical issues with Packaging Beverage Coatings. The Chemist will work under the direction of senior level Development Chemists, and must demonstrate the potential to develop and communicate hypothesis and work plan strategies independently. The ideal candidate will utilize a solid Chemistry background to develop new products and problem solve, using fundamental design and troubleshooting principles.
Quickly develop an understanding of the technical hurdles in the formulation of packaging coatings. Develop scientific hypothesis (polymer and formulation) and test methods with the objective to resolve the issues at hand and develop fundamental design principles.B.S./M.S. (maybe Ph.D.?) with 5+ years experience.
West Sacramento, CA: Micromidas is looking for what looks like a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemist, probably with some industrial experience.
Orangeburg, TX: It's always interesting (as a process chemist) to read and see what a "production engineer" position looks like. This one's pretty interesting.
Shanghai, China: A couple of polyurethane sales positions in Shanghai.
Editorial comment: Do you ever think that if a community/4-year college were to snag an old ICP-MS and some funding for consumables?, they could crank out analytical chemists who could get jobs right away?
A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show (respectively) "1000+", 1245, 8642 and 23 jobs for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 519 jobs for the job title "chemist", wtih 83 for "analytical chemist, 34 for "research chemist", 4 for "organic chemist", 2 for "synthetic chemist" and 0 for "medicinal chemist."