Lexington, MA: Cubist Pharmaceuticals is looking for a B.S./M.S. research associate in medicinal chemistry. 2+ lab experience minimum.
Marlborough, MA: Shimadzu is looking for a field service technician; A.A. in electrical engineering desired, but I'll bet they'll take anyone who's got experience in instrument repair and willing to travel.
Kings Mountain, GA: Someone (confidential) is looking for a Ph.D. inorganic chemist to be a senior research chemist, with an eye towards lithium-based processes. Sounds intense.
Suzhou, China: Ascepion Pharmaceuticals is looking for a Ph.D. medicinal chemist to lead a group; 2-5 years experience desired. Whaa?!? 2-5 years? How many years does it take to lead a group in the US? 5? Dunno.
A broader look: Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, Indeed.com and USAjobs.gov show 385, 744, 3,205 and 29 positions.
Question for anyone: What do you think the currently hot or strong fields for chemistry are? In my head I think chemical biology, nanotechnology and materials science but I don't really know for sure. What do you think?ReplyDelete
Do you mean academically or industrially?ReplyDelete
If industrially, I would agree with you, but I would remove the chemical biology and swap it for polymer chemistry.
So if I changed by last name to Picasso, would I improve my chances with Cubist Pharma?ReplyDelete
@John - in, perhaps the same way that playing in a jazz combo might land you a job at Infinity...ReplyDelete
Cool, I was thinking either I suppose. Chem Bio as more of an academic field or interest makes a lot of sense. Thanks.ReplyDelete