Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chemjobber C&EN index: 2/23/09

Industrial (non-academic, non-governmental) positions:
Total number of ads: 3
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 21
- Ratio of US/non-US: 20/1
Area: 800

Governmental positions (US and others):
Total number of ads: 3
- Postdocs: ?+
- Permanent positions: 2+
- Ratio of US/non-US: 2+/0
Area: 304

Academic positions:
Total number of ads: 15
- Postdocs: 2+
- Tenure-track faculty: 8
- Temporary faculty: 2
- Lecturer positions: 4
- Staff positions: 1
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 16+/1
- Area (square cm): 702

Genentech leads the way, or do they?: So the industrial ads are pretty slim pickings for this week, but Genentech has a full-page ad this particular week. They've been running the same ad for quite some time ("BECAUSE - Our CAUSE is Mike and his cancer" with a picture of a patient) with different levels of staffing. They need folks at all levels and all departments (DMPK, etc.). While I've heard varying things about their small molecule efforts, it sounds like they have a unique culture. (Don't all companies?) I suppose there's also the question of whether it is a "true ad" or they're just fishin'. Anyone out there know? 

Savannah River, FTW: Savannah River has posted a subtle ad in the back pages, advertising their multiple bench-level positions (*and post-doctoral positions) for many different areas in the physical sciences. While I might quibble with their self-description as "the nation's premier applied science laboratory" (eyebrow-raise), I commend them in their efforts to hire chemists and singlehandedly end the Great Whatever of Ought-Nine. 

Small college of the week: Cooper Union (student population 918, SA-LUTE!) is a small college in downtown Manhattan (East Village, for all youse New Yorkers out there.) If you have a desire to be a professor of physical chemistry (with a computational chemistry bent) at an excellent undergraduate institution, this position sounds pretty good, IMHO. 

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