Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 3/22/11 edition

Good morning! Between March 17 and March 21, 87 new positions were posted on the ACS Careers database. Of these, 10 (11%) are academically connected. 1 (1%) is from our friends at Kelly Scientific Resources.

Batteries FTW: Sion Power Corporation is "the leading developer of the next high energy rechargeable battery technology." They have 3 positions open, including one for a Ph.D. polymer chemist who has 3+ years professional experience with "UV, e-beam and chemically initiated Polymerization processes", among other technologies. (Tucson, AZ)

Pretty cool: InVisage is a Bay Area company that "created a new generation of QuantumFilm based image sensors. It is based on quantum dots, semiconductors with unique light-capture properties." They're looking for a B.S. chemist to synthesize quantum dots. Schlenk line and glovebox experience a plus.

Cheese: Hilmar Cheese Company is in California's Central Valley. They're looking for a B.S./M.S. chemist to "support product development projects and QA/QC testing needs by developing, validating, and implementing analytical methods to measure composition, chemical and physical properties, and biological activities." Sounds like a good time for somebody; a basic knowledge of dairy chemistry is desired.

Mustbematureaboutthis: IRIS International is  "a leader in in vitro diagnostic urinalysis systems"; they're looking for a Ph.D. biochemist with 2 years postdoctoral experience with hemo/urinalysis-type projects. You'll be evaluating dyes for staining in flow systems; actually, that sounds pretty neat.

Not winter all the time: Segetis, outside of Minneapolis, MN, is looking for a Ph.D. analytical/physical chemist (5+ years experience) to run their analytical chemistry team and method development for their manufacturing needs.

Outsourcing corner: BMS, looking for a medchem head in Hyderabad. ShangPharma, with 6 very senior positions.

Merck: 30 positions (34%), including a nice one for a senior research biochemist. Are you a chemist? Do you like chemistry? You might want to be a MBA financial analyst or a change manager (what in the devil is this position?)


  1. Change manager? That's so very corporate-speak

  2. Having just had a 2 hr meeting with our global change manager, I can tell you that they are bringers of fear.

  3. 'Change manager' is someone who prepares employees so that they will be receptive to change.

    They also identify those who will be non-receptive to change and give them the boot.

    They are the ones with spreedsheets destroying lives without ever meeting those which they destory.


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