Monday, June 15, 2009

Chemjobber C&EN Index: 6/8/09

Industrial (non-academic, non-governmental) positions:

Total number of ads: 2
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 2
- Ratio of US/non-US: 2/0
Area: 231

Governmental positions (US, international):
Total number of ads: 1+
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 1+
- Ratio of US/non-US: 1+/0
Area: 35

Academic positions:
Total number of ads: 9
- Postdocs: 12+
- Tenure-track faculty: 4
- Temporary faculty: 2
- Lecturer positions: 0
- Staff positions: 2
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 7/13+
- Area (square cm): 469

%$%#$@%#$%: No industry jobs advertised this week. Yes, I counted the ACS positions; no, they don't count. Unless you have a Ph.D. with either 7+ or 16+ years experience, that is.

Stimulus money at work?: The Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories is looking for research scientists with experience with organometallic or inorganic synthesis. Exciting! Eastern Washington is actually quite a beautiful place, in that spare sense.

Small college of the week: The University of Fribourg (Fribourg, Switzerland, student population: 10,000, SA-LUTE) is looking for a professor of organometallic chemistry. Fribourg sounds lovely -- and it sounds like you can learn both French and German there!


  1. Eastern Washington is not as good as Western Washington. In all respects, including weather and beauty. Why is it that the best national labs are far away from desirable population centers? Here it's as if they are toying with you by putting it so close to Seattle and yet so far away. Too far away from Seattle, too far away from Portland, too far away from Vancouver and too far away from the great universities associated with these cities. Damn them to hell for it the bastards. Yeah, put a lab in the middle of nowhere to stimulate the local economy of some crap backwater where the scientists are far away from culture and collegues. Also, put it on the Columbia river to remind you of how you could be at the mouth of the Columbia where it's not as cold, but actually aren't and you're in some crappy backwater. I'm boycotting them on purpose because of this. (Unless I won't find anything else).

  2. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think it actually has to do with the structure of the WWII Manhattan Project. PNNL is in the Tri-Cities, where the Hanford reservation was. Oak Ridge and Savannah River are too.

    Eastern Washington isn't the cultural paradise that Seattle or Portland are, but it's not bad, either. Right? Right?

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