Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Job postings: GSK positions, King of Prussia, PA; Pfizer, Groton, CT

From the inbox, a few positions. First, two from GSK (their King of Prussia site)
Second, from the inbox via a respected reader, Pfizer is looking for Ph.D. synthetic chemists at their Groton site (job code 1013706). (Click on this link, click on "Advanced Search", enter "1013706", click on search. Yeah, I know.)

(You know how I know that we're not there yet with synthetic chemistry positions in the United States? "Postdoctoral experience strongly recommended" for that Pfizer position. Of course, Pfizer can pretty much name its price.)


  1. I'm pretty sure I saw that Pfizer PhD 5+ year posting this time last year, either someone quit/was fired in a hurry or they never filled that job.

  2. It will all be the same company soon enough...

  3. It was posted last year, along with some other catalysis position. Needless to say I didn't get the position.

  4. @CJ how many people have applied for this Heterogenous Cat. Job?

  5. "Postdoctoral experience strongly recommended" = At some companies this sometimes this means that there is a candidate in mind who is not legally authorized to work in the US. So a paper exercise is needed in order to discriminate against more experienced, more qualified BS/MS/PhD chemists who are legally authorized to work in the US. Hiring manager likely same nationality as candidate. Gotta keep that fresh grad STEM grad train rollin.

    1. Interesting. In the interest of saving time by not responding to such adverts, it would be helpful to know if there are specific companies where this is a practice, or can be a practice.