Thursday, June 16, 2016

Daily Pump Trap: 6/16/2016 edition

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

Riddle me this: Why has Cyalume Technologies (West Springfield, MA) been looking for a research chemist for ~3-4 years now? As I have thought this entire time, the job looks interesting for somebody? 

Wenatchee, WA: AgroFresh (late of Dow, yes?) is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemist.

North Charleston, SC: Ingevity (used to be MeadWestvaco, looks like) is looking for an experienced analytical chemist. 

Cary, NC (?): The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement is a forest products trade organization; they're looking for a principal scientist to track "emerging health effects, epidemiology, and exposure assessment studies for substances relevant to the forest products industry, including fine particulate matter, ozone, metals, and other substances regulated in air, water, and soils." Bet you'll be popular.

Tarrytown, NY: ARMGO Pharma is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemist.

Laurel, MD: FDA is searching for a research chemist; you'll be "experience[d] conducting research in analytical chemistry method development and validation for use in pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic studies and developing analytical methods utilizing mass spectrometry, high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), and gas chromatography." Looks like a 2-year position, with possible extensions? Pay is decent-ish? at 92,145.00 - 119,794.00.

And the waitress is practicing politics: I don't know why I think of "Piano Man" when I see a PharmAgra Labs ad at C&EN Jobs, but I do. 


  1. I've been applying to Cyalume ever since I finished grad school in 2008. I'm not convinced they actually exist at this point.

  2. What is up with PharmAgra that the are forever searching for new people?

    You'd think that the opportunity to live out in western NC would be a big draw for some people

    1. A gorgeous place to live, completely overshadowed by miserable working conditions.