Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 10/27/11 edition

Good morning! Between October 25 and October 26, there have been 14 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 5 (36%) are academically connected.

Atlanta, GA: Printpack is looking for a B.S./M.S. analytical chemist to perform GC/LC/FTIR methods development work for quality control on their product line. 

Ridgefield, CT: Boehringer Ingelheim is hiring a Ph.D. process chemist to participate their flow chemistry R&D program. Experience performing large-scale flow chemistry desired. 

Englewood, CO: Gevo, Inc. is a green energy corporation; they're looking for a A.A./B.S. lab technician to perform "routine chemical analyses." 6 month to 1 year contract, it appears. Exciting. 

Lausanne, Switzerland: Nestle is looking for a Ph.D. flavor chemist; post-doctoral training in "flavor formation, taste active compounds, chemometrics" desired. You'll be working on:
Flavour formation (Maillard reaction, enzymatic flavour formation lipid oxidation and interactions of those). - Taste-active compounds identification. - Chemometrics approaches towards understanding of flavour formation and/or flavour perception.
Interesting -- learn something new every day.

Riverside, CA: The University of California - Riverside is looking for an academic laboratory coordinator for its organic and upper division laboratories. Ph.D. desired, and "demonstrated excellence in teaching and laboratory management is required." In what possible way could you demonstrate excellence in laboratory management? Win an award?

Albuquerque, NM: Sandia is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with experience in "Synthetic/Physical Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry or Metal/Covalent Organic Frameworks, Supramolecular Chemistry, general electrochemistry, spectroscopic (NMR, Raman, Uv-vis etc.) characterization, and X-ray Diffraction." Starting salary? 83,100 smackeroos. Amazing. Good job for someone. DOE security clearance needed.


  1. Excellent lab management can be shown by keeping under/on budget and providing a safe working environment for those in the lab.

    This can be shown on a resume by specificing the budget of the lab and describing safety initiatives done.

  2. So, is B-I seeking someone to "go with the flow?"

  3. Is it just me, or does it seem that jobs that require security clearance (and U.S. citizenship) usually pay well?

  4. The Sandia Labs announcement says "Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance". This is different from saying you must already have a DOE clearance. The 'obtain and maintain' part means that you will be applying for clearance, will probably be given some sort of interim clearance, and eventually after a full background check is done, get the final clearance.

    So, a person without DOE clearance can definitely apply for the job.


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