Don't call us Big Oil: BP Biofuels is looking for an analytical chemist for its cellulosic ethanol team. Cool job -- San Diego-based.
The buck stops with you (apparently): Sandia is making a pretty big push these days, it seems, and throwing down some serious government cash. They're looking to hire Harry Truman Fellows; this appears to be the equivalent of an assistant professorship in the National Laboratories. 111k is the starting salary.
And more from New Mexico: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute is looking for Ph.D. chemists to take postdoctoral positions in polymer/organometallic synthesis. Sounds intriguing. (Try the green chile stew.)
Sacramento, CA: Ampac Fine Chemicals is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. chemist to be a small molecule separations specialist; simulated moving bed chromatography experience desired, but not required.
Tempe, AZ: Park Electrochemical Corporation desires a Ph.D. (or experience equivalent) polymer chemist with knowledge of resin formulation. Check out this list of descriptors:
The Senior Scientist must be team oriented, and have the ability to relate successfully to a diverse group of people. • Must have the ability to perform and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, possess the ability to handle stressful situations and work well under pressure. • Must operate with a “can do” attitude. • The ability to maintain confidentiality is required. • High reasoning capability required. Must be able to assess any situation quickly and make sound decisions based on limited information. • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions Ability to effectively deal with problems in different situations • The work environment is fast paced.Oh -- is that all?
San Luis Obispo, CA: Promega Biosciences desires a Ph.D. chemist with experience in polymer chemistry, nano-composites and surface characterization.
MERCK: 51 positions today; 48% of the total. Between the academic and the Merck positions, there's not much left.