Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 3/8/11 edition

Good morning! Between March 4 and March 7, there were 44 new positions posted on the ACS Careers database. Of these, 17 (39%) are academically connected.

Your subjects won't cry: Dow Agrosciences is looking (at the ACS conference in Anaheim) for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. synthetic chemists. Indianapolis is a pretty nice town (really!) and Manning has a least a couple more years in him.

Uh, you could pay more, right?: Cambridge Major Laboratories is looking for a Ph.D. chemist with 5-10 years of "real-life, industrial experience preferably in an API facility." So why are you paying 60k to 80k? I mean, I'm sure that Germantown is a nice town with a low cost of living, but is it really that low? (Readers, amicrazyhere?)

Coatings: Arkema is looking for a Ph.D. polymer chemist with experience in coatings formulation; the position is in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. (You, presumably, will become the King or Queen of Coatings.)

Hey, you again!: Halcyon Molecular is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemist with experience in gel-filtration and ion-exchange chromatography. Bay Area candidates preferred.

Pune!: Nalco is searching for a M.S. chemists with experience in oilfield chemicals; the position is in (wait for it...) Pune, India. I'll note that Nalco is the first employer to append a YouTube video with their ad -- so you got that going for you. What's the job growth difference between the developing world and the US? Well, Nalco is hiring 15 positions there. Fifteen!


  1. Merck! MEEEEERRRRCK!!!! *^&^$*@(&$ !!!

    25 jobs posted this morning, among them, Senior Analyst - Tax Accounting, SAP Technician, and Leader, Online User Experience

  2. Also, as a parting shot, 60K would buy Cambridge major an awful nice BACHELOR'S chemist with 5-10 years experience! :)

  3. That Cambridge Major Laboratories ad is just insulting. Government postdocs pay about the same just out of school.

  4. @5:16AM: Depends on the type of postdoc. DOE/DOD postdocs start around $60-70K, NIH is still around $42K. At least gov postdocs have COLA's.

  5. @SAO and CJ: Can't wait for "merck" to become a Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined) obscenity, e.g., Go merck yourselves! Merck you and your mercking Cyclons! What a merck-up!


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