Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ivory Filter Flask: 1/1/7/12 edition

Good morning! Between January 10 and January 16, 15 academic positions were posted on the ACS Careers website. Let's do the numbers:

Total number of ads: 15
- Postdocs: 6+
- Tenure-track faculty: 8+
- Temporary faculty: 1
- Lecturer positions: 1
- Staff positions: 0
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 11/4+

Niiice!: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is advertising the Springborn Postdoctoral Fellowship, which comes with a $45,000 salary for 2 years. Let me tell you -- that is enough to live like proverbial royalty in Urbana, IL. Just think -- if you had one, and you married one, you'd crack the top 20% of US household income (for 2 years, that is.)

That sounds fancy: The Florida Solar Energy Center (Cocoa, FL) is hiring a postdoc with specialization in materials characterization (as applied to hydrogen storage materials). Hydride synthesis experience, polymer chemistry experience desired. Sounds like you'll spend some time in Oxford, UK.

Statesboro, GA: Georgia Southern University is searching for an assistant professor of organic chemistry.

Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University desires a laboratory coordinator and instructor.

Vancouver, BC, Canada: TRIUMF is a Canadian national laboratory in nuclear and particle physics. They're searching for a Ph.D. pseudo-tenure-track nuclear/radiochemist. Sounds like they're upgrading their facilities on the campus of UBC; I sure hope they're upgrading their name, which I mentally pronounce TRY-UMPHHHH.


  1. I knew grad students who owned homes in Urbana. So you can imagine what $45k a year there will nab you. Drawback: having to live in Urbana.

  2. Lol. I may be doing my PhD there though, nice to know it's inexpensive! Also, CJ, judging by your comment: ("Let me tell you -- that is enough to live like proverbial royalty"), I take it you went there?


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