Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 10/18/11 edition

Good morning! Between October 13 and October 18, there were 81 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 43 (53%) of them were academically connected.

M-E-R-C-K: 26 (32%) positions from our friends in Rahway, including a staff chemist position (polymer/drug delivery, B.S.) and a senior research chemist (analytical, Ph.D.) position.

Postdoc-not-postdoc: CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) at CU-Boulder is looking for a Ph.D. chemist for a 'research associate' position to "participate in field measurements of water vapor in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere." Sounds complex.

Postdoc-not-postdoc #2: Princeton's Department of Chemistry desires a "full-time professional researcher to focus on the research and development of new electronic structure methodology, in particular related to (i) correlation methods using quantum Monte Carlo; (ii) new classes of many-body wave functions; and (iii) solid-state electronic structure beyond density functional theory." A Ph.D. in chemistry with "preferably have a few years of additional research experience" is wanted.

Department of Soothsaying: Amyris is looking for a B.S./M.S. chemist/chemical engineer to, uh, well, you give it a shot:
The primary responsibility of the Analyst of Techno-economic Analysis is to develop and manage models at the interface between process development and commercial application. This includes models of production cost of Amyris chemicals and fuels as well as life cycle analyses of these products. In addition, this role will be responsible for developing an understanding of the competitive landscape in the arena of renewable product biosynthesis by focusing on their technological value proposition, their potential economics, and life-cycle benefits. As the Analyst of Techno-economic Analysis, you will have a strong understanding of chemical process design as well as capital and operating cost estimation. This understanding must bridge into the ability to analyze techno-economic models (developed by you or others) for robustness and potential development opportunities. You will be required to translate this understanding into actionable takeaways and will be responsible for successfully communicating those takeaways.
Yeah, that. I think they want you to guess which biofuels they should sell, and for how long. (maybe?)

Durham, NC: Someone (they won't say who) Novan (thanks, DP!) is looking for a B.S. chemist to perform QC work on APIs; 2+ years experience desired.

1 comment:

  1. I was forced - forced, I tell you - to do some detective work on the mystery Durham, NC company. Luckily they left their name in the job description: Novan, Inc.



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