Old Spice: Once again, McCormick and Company (the spice company) is looking for Ph.D. chemists who are senior flavor scientists. 3 positions in the last 2 days -- minimum 10 years in the flavor industry. Uh, good luck with that.
Boulder, CO: Kelly Scientific is recruiting for (it seems) a full-time B.S./M.S./Ph.D. natural product synthetic chemist position, 2-3 years experience desired. Who is this for?
North Charleston, SC: MeadWestVaco desires a B.S. product development chemist; 2-5 years experience in the chemical industry desired. Pine chemicals experience desired, but not necessary.
Kelly: I hate to do this, Kelly, but you leave me no choice. Are you a chemist? Do you like working in a chemistry lab? Kelly Scientific Resources would like to know if you want to be a shipping and receiving coordinator, a bare die manufacturing engineer or a site master planning staff engineer. Sigh.
A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov have 243, 653, 2,930 and 49 positions posted for the search term "chemist."
The academic job market: After a year and a half off, I'd like to start looking at the academic job market again more thoroughly. Does anyone have a cutesy name for the weekly post I'd like to do? DPT is aimed squarely at the working chemist (I try, anyway); I'd like the new feature to be aimed at people who want to teach for a living.