Thursday, December 23, 2010

Daily Pump Trap: 12/23/10 edition

Good morning! Between December 21 and December 22, there were 18 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 8 (44%) are academically connected.

Titanium!: DuPont is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to be a research investigator at its Johnsonville, Tennessee Ti plant; knowledge of metal oxides and colloids is desired.

At least you're honest: MacDermid is looking for a B.S. chemist to be a "entry chemist"; typical lab assistant functions, sounds like.

Stone and Tile (again!): DuPont's Hayward, CA facility is looking for a B.S. chemist to be an associate investigator in their Stone and Tile division. Experience with formulation is desired.

Now that's a title: USDA is looking for a "research leader" to work on transforming agricultural products into value-added materials. "Familiarity with instrumental analysis techniques necessary for polymer characterization is required." Looks like you'll play in Peoria, IL.

Now there's a list: Unilever is looking for a B.S./M.S. chemist (2-3/1+ years of experience, respectively) to perform analytical work. Here's the brands Unilever's responsible for: "Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Blue Band, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lipton, Omo, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Suave, Sunsilk and Vaseline." Look, if you're the dude(tte) responsible for Axe, I think your ACS membership should be pulled.


  1. Hmm...slim pickings in the job gift bag for PhD-level chemists. Maybe I'll take Conan the Chemist and pray to Crom!

    Anyway, happy holidays, Chemjobber! Merry ChistmaHanuKwanzaa! Let's hope 2011 is a better year for all of us!

  2. Thanks, A6:30a -- Merry Christmas to you, too!

  3. "Look, if you're the dude(tte) responsible for Axe, I think your ACS membership should be pulled."

    That's harsh. Why no love for consumer goods? Consumer goods are quite complex if you think about them.

  4. I think consumer goods are great, and a wonderful place to work.

    I think Axe Body Spray is gross and a bad product. Make sense?


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