Saturday, July 11, 2015

Daily Pump Trap: 7/09/15 edition

A few of the positions posted of C&EN Jobs: 

Kansas City, MO: SynTech Research is looking for an experienced research chemist; looks like agrochemical research, analytically-related. 

Novato, CA: BioMarin Pharmaceuticals is looking to hire a postdoc for work with cell culture; at least they make reference to publishing peer-reviewed articles.

Akron, OH: Goodyear is looking for a Ph.D. polymer chemist; 5+ years of experience desired. 

West Deptford, NJ: Johnson Matthey is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to work on their homogenous catalyst team.

Roseville, CA: Hewlett Packard is looking for a "Chemist, Social and Environmental Responsibility"; M.S. or Ph.D. desired. 100-115k offered; whoa.  

4 comments:

  1. @CJ

    Although Roseville is part of the "more affordable" Sacramento Metro Area, the advertised salary range is not especially spectacular for a postgraduate employee in urban California. Even at $115K per year, not much is left after paying income taxes, living costs (food, shelter, transportation), loans, and IRA installments.

    On a lighter note, check out the Google reviews for the nearby Folsom State Prison ;-)

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    1. What is a more typical salary for an experienced PhD in CA?

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    2. Depends on the city, sector, and exempt/non-exempt status. Presumably you're asking about a Chemistry PhD.

      Some examples from my friends (approximate figures):
      • Non-pharma, non-lab, non-contractor, over 5 years at a publicly held mega-corporation: $135K + bonus + stock options
      • Pharma, non-lab, non-contractor, over 10 years at a publicly held mega-corporation: $160K + bonus + stock options
      • Pharma, lab, non-contractor, over 10 years at a publicly held mega-corporation: $150K + bonus + stock options
      • Non-pharma, lab, non-contractor, over 5 years experience a publicly held mega-corporation: $130K + bonus + stock options
      • Biotech, lab, non-contractor, less than 5 years experience at a privately held company: $95K + bonus
      • Biotech, lab, contractor, less than 5 years experience a publicly held mega-corporation: $85K take-home gross (placement agency may take up to 35% cut of the FTE salary).

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    3. Thanks - this is a lot more helpful than Glassdoor or the ACS survey!

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