Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 7/5/11 edition

Good morning! Between June 30 and July 4, there were 12 positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 1 (8%) was academically connected.

Excipients experts wanted: The United States Pharmacopeia is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. chemist with experience running USP tests to work in the excipients department.

Hmmm: The Public Health Command at Aberdeen Proving Grounds is looking for a supervisory chemist. It's certainly a healthy salary for being a group leader.

Well, that's interesting: Vertex is looking for (it appears) a full-time B.S./M.S./Ph.D process chemist; interesting how it has come to this, after posting many, many temporary process chemist positions.

You again: Sapling Learning (yes, the online education people) are looking for M.S./Ph.D. chemists to generate homework and test questions for them. Looks like you'll live in Austin.

Late to the party: Lawrence Berkeley Nationals Labs is looking for Ph.D. electrochemists for work on battery electrolytes. Dude, you guys are a year late to the party -- unless you're looking for postdocs or newly minted Ph.D.s (nothing wrong with that), you're not getting anybody experienced. 

3 comments:

  1. "Vertex is looking for (it appears) a full-time B.S./M.S./Ph.D process chemist; interesting how it has come to this, after posting many, many temporary process chemist positions."

    And I've applied to all of 'em! 2736BR, 2248
    BR, 2478BR, 2499BR, 2473BR, 2273BR, 2093BR....
    They just don't like me!

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  2. Unstable IsotopeJuly 5, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Wait, they want a Ph.D. chemist to make homework problems?

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  3. PhD Homework Sample 1: Katey is a first-year synthetic graduate student. While trying to set up an E2 elimination, Katey realizes that the group no longer has any KOtBu, and her solvent is too wet without prior distillation.

    Should Katey:
    a. Order the reagents next day and cancel her plans tonight to set up the distillation?
    b. Steal from another group's supplies?
    c. Go home and think about Law School?

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