Thursday, July 7, 2016

Daily Pump Trap: 7/7/16 edition

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

Cleveland, OH: Lubrizol, doing its traditional recruiting for 2 Ph.D. chemist positions; 90-95k offered.

London, UK: Nature, looking for a chemistry/chemical biology editor.

Fredonia, KS: Systech Environmental Corporation is looking for a laboratory manager; B.S. degree and 3-5 years experience in hazardous waste management desired.

Toronto Montreal, ON QC, Canada: The Structural Genomics Consortium is looking for a Ph.D. organic chemist to be a project manager; looks like an interesting position. 75-85k - how will that work out for you in Ontario?

(UPDATE: Interesting, the person who posted the ad at C&EN Jobs added an extra 5K to the bottom end of the salary, compared to the ad on the SGC's website.)

Burnaby, BC: Fibria Innovations is looking for an experienced (M.S./Ph.D.?) elastomer chemist. 

12 comments:

  1. $85K in TO will be tough, unless you want to live in Port Hope or St. Catharines.

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    1. I suppose it is Canadian dollars, right? Even at higher end 85,000 canadian dollar translates into 65,0000 US! It is an insult with that kind of salary in a big metropolis like Toronto and also knowing that tax rate in Canada is even higher.

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    2. C$85k is not an atypical salary in the Toronto area for PhD plus a few years of experience afterward.

      Salaries in Canada are lower than in the USA. Tax rates are generally higher as well. It's hard to do a direct comparison though, as other aspects of the cost of living don't line up evenly (the cost of raising a family in Canada tends to be much lower).

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  2. So SDDC is offering $85K for PHD + 5 yrs PDF? $85K for 10 years experience? Wow, chemistry job market in Canada must REALLY suck.

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    1. Academic staff positions; they're not exactly remunerative....

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    2. Do many employers count the PhD as "experience"?

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  3. The position is actually in Montreal, which is slightly less expensive than Vancouver/Toronto. But yes, the salary is still low for the position title, job location and expected 5+ years of post doc experience.

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    1. CJ: Montreal is in Quebec, not Ontario.

      Overall I would say the cost of living in Montreal is far lower than in Toronto, due to substantially lower housing costs. Salaries are usually somewhat lower too.

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    2. While on vacation there, I found that the "default" spoken language in Montreal was French (while almost everyone was completely fluent in English it did not seem to be the preferred mode of communication) - does this apply to the workplace?

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    3. Anon8:14AM: I am a complete moron. Thank you for correcting that. (I'm going to blame it on low sleep.)

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  4. "liaises with Target Champions"

    The work of MBAs at its finest! Loved buzzword class.

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