Friday, May 21, 2010

Daily Pump Trap: 5/21/10 edition

Good morning! There are 28 new positions on the ACS Careers website. Of those, 8 (29%) are academically connected and none are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Sun and (black? white?) sand, too: Dow is looking for a Ph.D. analytical chemist for its Basic Plastics division; 3+ years as a polymer chemist desired -- industrial experience appreciated. Located in Freeport, TX.

Biorefinery: FPInnovations is the world's largest private forest products research institute (world's tallest midget?); they are looking for a chemist ("ideally Ph.D.") to lead a team develop "novel bio-materials" from wood, pulp and paper products.

Quite a claim: Astellas ("the bright spot in the pharmaceutical industry") desires a Ph.D. chemist with experience in both organic chemistry and protein conjugation technology. Experience with HPLC, ELISA and pilot-plant scale bioreactors is desired. (Oh, that's all.) 5+ years experience is also desired.

La vie in chimie: Publival Multiservices is looking for a postdoc to participate in medicinal chemistry projects; also cheminformatics and molecular modeling involved. Located in Paris, France. 

Little Lost Lamb: Why is a Portland, Oregon engineering consulting firm looking for a transportation planner in the American Chemical Society? Dunno.

4 comments:

  1. Remember Shining Force, and the paladin character?

    Sometime I look at these combo job postings where you have to have the disciplines of four or five distinct scientists, yet I doubt anyone can achieve the mastery of any. So like the novelty of the paladin, you get a mediocre night and a mediocre wizard, but does not achieve mastery in any, but you hey ... you might save a couple bucks by making an organic chemist fudge around indefinitely in your cell culture lab, or have your biochemists run your coupling reactions (mixed bag of nuts), or have your physicist turn completely white when you make him run some column chromatography.

    It's all in the name of "globalization" right?

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  2. Anon10:20 - that's pretty darned funny. Yeah, I was thinking this might pull in one of those high-end chemical biology types (Liu lab?, Schulz lab?), but it's gotta be a pretty specialized bunch. Pilot-plant bioreactors? Good luck with that.

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  3. It's not that I don't have faith in the technology, it's that ... you need decades upon decades of education, research, experience to actually get relevant at it. I mean how many more years are we supposed to put our "life" on hold? and why haven't the grunts started rioting already?

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  4. Or at least actually exercise interdisciplinary science in the truest science, me the organic chemist, talks to THAT guy the biochemist, talks to THAT guy plant biologist. It was my understanding that that was what interdisciplinary work was supposed to be about, not some dragonball z fusion technique.

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