Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Daily Pump Trap: 11/17/15 edition

A few of the positions posted on C&EN Jobs in the last week:

Charlotte, NC: BASF looking for a M.S./Ph.D. chemist to work on "Architectural & Decorative Coatings – Resins." Huh, who knew?

Research Triangle Park, NC: AgBiome looking for a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. chemist to be a production manager; fermentation process development experience desired.

Chico, CA: I shouldn't be surprised that Sierra Nevada Brewing has scientists working for it; the qualifications shouldn't be surprising, either:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
  • Originating, planning, organizing, prioritizing, executing, coordinating and leading research projects and experiments from bench scale to plant scale in support of continuous product and process improvement and internal customer service
  • Proposing, establishing, and justifying new or improved procedures or product and process materials based on sound experimental results
  • Chemical analysis, methods development, and the operation and upkeep of delicate and sophisticated instruments
  • Application of statistical principles such as ANOVA, MANOVA, and DOE
  • Documenting, organizing, analyzing, summarizing, and presenting research data and results, conclusions and recommendations

Madison, WI: Ag Precision Formulators looking for a B.S. chemist to be a laboratory technician.

Berkeley, CA: LBNL looking for a postdoc in coherent X-Ray scattering.

6 comments:

  1. Re: the BASF position -- coatings are a multi-billion dollar industry.

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  2. To piggyback on what Joe said...

    That BASF position looks to me like a multi functional one that I suspect pays well. Polymers are a good industry for analytical or organic chemists to be in.

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  3. To clarify, the "who knew?" was that BASF was working on something as specific as "decorative resins for coatings", not surprise that BASF did coatings work.

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    1. It's probably more like "resins for decorative coatings" (or some special-purpose type thing). Extreme high gloss, extreme low gloss, etc. Connected to polymer melt and / or solution rheology.

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  4. "Decorative Resins" is a BS marketing term. Technically speaking, a wood varnish is a decorative resin.

    But to your point... things can get lost in translation when posting on the interwebs. No need to explain yourself.

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  5. No problem, and thanks to both of you for your expertise!

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