Sunday, October 4, 2015

Daily Pump Trap: 10/4/15 edition

No DPT last week, so clearing the queue. Positions posted in the last week or so at C&EN Jobs: 

Somerset, NJ: Apicore LLC has two positions open: an analytical chemist position and a QC chemist position. 

Laredo, TX: Laquitex is a company that tests materials for tariff issues; they're looking for a B.S. chemist/supervisor. Offering $58,178. I suspect that's pretty good for Laredo. 

Boston, MA: Block Engineering ("a developer of advanced mid-infrared spectroscopy products") is looking for a Ph.D. chemist (with experience with Matlab) to be an advanced development scientist. 

New York, NY: SiGNa Chemistry is looking for a R&D director; 110-140k offered. 

Brevard, NC: I see PharmAgra Labs is at it, yet again. 

13 comments:

  1. $140K with 5- 10 yrs experience.....in NYC......wow.

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  2. $140K in NYC is nothing. I find it very low actually. Someone with that experience probably has a family (a wife, 1-2 kids). Considering the rent and other expenses in NYC, it's probably like $70K in Boston.

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    1. You don't have to live in New York City with a family. Most people commute. You also get things like Northeast public education. Access to hospitals and health care.

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    2. You can still bleed yourself dry paying for housing in a suburb with decent schools, unless you're OK with a very long train ride (and if that train is NJ Transit, you'll be passing pharmas where non-director PhDs can get $140k).

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    3. "Northeast public education"? Wow, that must be great! Big-city unions are never corrupt or self-serving! I'm sure they deliver value for the dollar.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/rubber-rooms-in-new-york-city-22-million_n_1969749.html

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    4. Please stay on topic, thanks.

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    5. The topic being retarded misconceptions about NYC life? Maybe I should go with the "apartment 3 blocks away" would somehow be relevant one below.

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    6. Sorry, on second thought I have told myself before not to be a jerk on comments, so erase as you see fit.

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    7. Relax, we've all been there.

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    8. Anon @12:39 is the only one with a valid point. Also, do you want your children to grow up with that Kevin Smith cynicism and that Jersey chip on their shoulder?

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  3. Just for fun, I started looking up apartments close to that Signa job. Though I didn't go through a very extensive search, the cheapest I found was a 1-bedroom 3 blocks away that runs for $3200/month. A 1700 sq. ft. 3-bedroom apartment is a mere $11K/month. In contrast, my 3500 sq. ft. home on 3.8 acres runs around $1100/month. New York - too much of a culture shock for my blood.

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  4. $140K in NYC...fresh college graduates from top-tier business schools can pull that (base + bonus + commission).

    Aside from stratospheric base rents, the aspiring NYCer has to tolerate/embrace city and state income tax, high sales tax, expensive utilities, poor sanitation, and standoffish attitudes. Still, it's NYC...may be worth it for someone who has a high-income spouse or can otherwise live to work (as opposed to work to live).

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  5. PharmAgra at it again? Come on, now they can't be that desperate, otherwise they would have responded to my application, which was submitted back towards the end of May 2015 :-)

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