Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Daily Pump Trap: 11/16/10 edition

Good morning! Between November 11 and November 15, there were 54 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 27 (50%) are academically connected and 1 (2%) is from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Multiples!: Cambridge Major and Rennovia each have ads with multiple positions! Good news for all, especially if you're an experienced analytical chemist or a plant engineer.

Light up my life: DuPont is searching for a Ph.D. chemist who has 5+ years experience in organic light-emitting diode technology for work on flat-screen monitors.

Desk work: The US Patent and Trademark Office is looking for people with B.S. or above degrees in, among other things, chemistry. For the life of me, federal postings are nearly incomprehensible.

Do you ever get the feeling?...: Allichem is looking for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. chemists to perform organic synthesis research for, well, not very much money. At least they're up front about it. Check out their website to catch some screamer typos. 'Bulky intermediates', indeed.


  1. Hmm...I can think of one "chemical mercenary" and chemistry blogger who's looking for a job and happens to be in the Baltimore area. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) Then again, Allichem appears to be in a crappy part of Baltimore. :P

    Aw CJ, does your cushy pharma job really give you the right to sneeze at $70K per year? It's still better than a freakin' postdoc or public unemployment benefits and equivalent to the starting salary for a British organic PhD. Besides, plenty of Chindians would jump on that position.

  2. A7:03p:

    1. Honestly, I have no idea who you're talking about.

    2. Uh, it's on the record (if C&EN counts as 'the record') that I don't have a cushy pharma job. Mind you, 70k a year is the *top* of their range. I was actually referring to the bottom of their wage scale, which I find, uh, really, really low.

    (Granted, it's a small company, etc. But still, there are postdocs that pay higher than that.)


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