Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Daily Pump Trap: 8/2/16 edition

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

San Antonio, TX: The Southwest Research Institute is looking for a manager of medicinal and process chemistry R&D. M.S./Ph.D. desired.

Seattle, WA: Gotta love a company named "Modern Electron." They're looking for an experienced M.S./Ph.D. chemist to be a materials engineer. You'd "will be responsible for innovation and production of vacuum electronic devices using the company’s cutting edge technology and processes." 

Silver Spring, MD: FDA looking for a senior pharmaceutics scientist; Ph.D. desired. 77,490.00 - 108,887 offered. 

Wasco, CA: Certis USA is looking for a pilot plant fermentation engineer - didn't know folks were making biological pesticides (although I am reminded that BT has been around for a while.

Westbrook, ME: Sappi North America is looking for someone to work on nanocellulose fibrils; advanced degree in chemistry desired. 

Rolla, MO: A couple more positions from Brewer Science. 

"Southern United States": "Seeking Motivated Polymer Chemist." Hmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. 

ACS Philadelphia Career Fair Watch: 43 positions, including a small bolus from Gilead today. 


  1. What's with the "hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"?

    1. An expression of skepticism/bemusement.

  2. why? is there a particular place that readers of you blog should hmmmmmmmmmmmmm be concerned about?

    1. Take a peek at the ad. It reads like an email to a buddy, not like a serious job ad.

      "...short-term gig or full time"? It's vague and the email is a yahoo address.

      As a resident of the lovely southern U.S., I agree: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  3. I love how casual the language is in the 'Seeking motivated polymer chemist' advert. It just needs, 'we'd be stoked to have you on board' and it would be perfect

  4. Too bad for Modern Electron that "Thermo Electron" was already taken....