Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daily Pump Trap: 11/11/09 edition

Good morning! Including November 3 through November 10, there were 126 positions posted on the ACS Careers board. Of those, 34 (27%) are academically related and 68 (54%) are from our friends at Kelly Scientific.

It's like being a librarian, only not: BMS is looking for a B.S./M.S. chemist to work in compound management. I'll bet you need to be an organized mind for this.

Micronutrients?: Nestle is looking for a PhD food chemist for its micronutrient program. Dunno what that is, but I'll bet it has to do with the label that says "Now, with added antioxidants!"

Wax on, wax off: S.C. Johnson is looking for a PhD analytical chemist to work in its Air Care and Pest Control division. Sounds like fun, actually.

Kelly Time!: Pretty good this week, but still -- would you be looking in the American Chemical Society membership to find a pharmacist, a programmer or a beer garden waitress? (OK, I was kidding about that last one.)


  1. I think you're being narrow-minded in your refusal to understand ACS's drive to rebrand itself as American Scientific Society.

  2. I've emailed ACS Careers twice about the joy of wading through Kelly spam. The general reply is that employers can post whatever they want. As long as ACS is willing to collect $$ for listing nonsense, I don't expect much of a change.

  3. Uh, I thought that the American Chemical Society was a society to support American Chemists. Bottom line: if there were no American chemists, then there would never have been an American Chemical Society.

    If the ACS tries to "rebrand" itself then it smells like a PR company. Maybe it's time to think about grounding an official society that sticks up for the American Chemist?


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