Friday, December 11, 2009

Chemjobber C&EN Index: 11/30/09

Industrial positions (non-academic, non-governmental):
Total number of ads: 2
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 6

- Ratio of US/non-US: 1/5
Area: 262
Week to week Index trend: Up.

Governmental positions (US, international):
Total number of ads: 1

- Postdocs: 10
- Permanent positions: 0

- Ratio of US/non-US: 10/0
Area: 46
Week to week Index trend: Up, slightly. 

Academic positions:
Total number of ads: 9
- Postdocs: 0
- Tenure-track faculty: 12+

- Temporary faculty: 0
- Lecturer positions: 0
- Staff positions: 0
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 8+/4

- Area (square cm): 588
Week to week Index trend: Down.

Uh, no: There's one ad for a GC-MS analytical chemist in Virginia. That's it, unless you count...

The worst ad of the year: Wuxi AppTec is one of the leading outsourcing companies in China, if I'm not mistaken. In this week's issue, there's a slightly-larger-than-quarter-panel ad for director-level positions. In 18-point font, a banner reading "WuXi AppTec is Hiring Talents". Not in copy editing, I see. In addition, there's the bottom tagline "WE ARE DETERMINED TO SERVE YOU BETTER", which is a bit of an ominous statement. 

Holiday slowdown?: Academic positions are beginning to peter out a little...

Small college of the week: The University of Wisconsin - Superior (Superior, Wisconsin, student population: 2,800 - SA-LUTE!) is looking for a tenure-track profession in analytical chemistry. You'd be asked to teach a class in the "Chemistry of Natural Waters", which would be a good thing, considering the town is on Lake Superior. If you love the idea of living on one of the Great Lakes (and who wouldn't?), this might be for you. 

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