Thursday, October 7, 2010

Daily Pump Trap: 10/7/10 edition

Good morning! Between October 5 and October 6, there are 21 new positions on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 7 (33%) are academically connected.

Green-collar jobs: While I really dislike that term, there's no doubt that Dow Corning's search for a lithium-ion battery R&D manager (Ph.D. electrochemist with 5+ years experience desired) and a photovoltaic specialist (Ph.D. materials scientist desired) are connected with the push towards alternative energy sources.

Polymers!: Resodyn Corporation (in seriously beautiful Bozeman Butte, MT*) is looking for a Ph.D. materials scientist for work in "developing advanced polymeric technology for a broad range of applications that include Polymer Matrix Composites, high performance polymers, multi-functional materials (nano-materials used to modify properties and characteristics of a base material), polymer alloying, polymer adhesion and polymer processability." Yeah, that. (*Never been to Butte, so can't comment. Thanks to A459a for the correction.)

Flavours!: Givaudan is a company that makes flavo(u)rs and fragrances; they desired a B.S./M.S. chemist with experience in using enzymes to perform chemical transformations. You'd be working "at the interface of biology and organic chemistry with emphasis on developing biotransformation processes for making flavor molecules." Sounds pretty interesting to me.

Ohio!: Ashland Chemicals desires a Ph.D. organic/polymer chemist to "a key role in expanding a bio-based resin platform that supports Ashland Performance Materials' adhesives and composite resins businesses." Experience with using enzymes to convert biomass to compounds is a "definite plus", as is experience with bio-based polymers. Huh.


  1. Resodyn is actually in Butte, MT. Beautiful, if you like a giant toxic pit.

    Outside of the city is very nice though.

  2. I kind of feel like "Ohio!" sounds like the end of the opening credits of the Drew Carey Show

  3. @5:30:
    Columbus is very different than Cleveland, however, so don't let images of burning rivers and tire mountains dissuade anyone from applying 8-)

  4. Ashland has had some layoffs and furloughs, so it's nice to see them hiring. It seems like a decent place, though mostly for polymers.

    Columbus is a relatively cheap and decent. It's not a cultural haven, for the most part, and there aren't that many chemistry jobs there (CAS and Ashland are probably the biggest, with Ross Laboratories and Batelle Research as well), but it isn't a bad place to be.


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