Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 6/5/12 edition

Good morning! Between May 31 and June 4, there were 77 new positions posted to the ACS Careers website. Of these, 20 (26%) are academically connected and 39 (51%) are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Ashland, MA: Nyacol Nano Technologies is a company that develops inorganic colloids and nano-materials; they're looking for a Ph.D. chemist to be a technical service manager. 4+ years business experience desired; additives, catalyst, coatings, colloids and nano-materials experience desired.

Sounds like a challenge: D.E. Shaw Research (New York, NY) is looking for a scientific Chief of Staff for its world-wide team; sounds like a scientific administration challenge for someone.

Bedford, OH: Ben Venue Laboratories is looking for a B.S./M.S. analytical chemist; 3+ years experience desired.

Marlborough, MA: Rohm and Haas is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to work on "development of novel spin on films to support pattern transfer in advanced microelectronic applications." Yeah, that.

Oak Ridge, TN: Oak Ridge National Laboratories is looking for a Ph.D. synthetic polymer chemist for a staff research position: "The candidate must also have a demonstrated ability to write successful research proposals. We are especially interested in an early- to mid-career candidate to integrate into an ongoing fundamental research program and to create and execute new research programs in the area of polymer synthesis. Success will be gauged through publication in high impact journals, success in expanding funding and participation with the scientific community through scientific meetings, workshops, and service."

Lexington, MA: OK, so what's going on at Cubist? Why do they come back to ACS Careers about once or twice a year, looking for senior med chem associates? They're looking for B.S./M.S. chemists, with 2+ years experience in organic chemistry (2+ years in industry desired.) They're either growing, or having a difficult time keeping people around. 


  1. Re: Cubist. From the limited intel I have, it sounds like a place where you come in, do what you're told, clock out, and collect your check. No opportunities for lateral or vertical movement.

  2. CJ, a book for you to take a look at:



looks like Blogger doesn't work with anonymous comments from Chrome browsers at the moment - works in Microsoft Edge, or from Chrome with a Blogger account - sorry! CJ 3/21/20