Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 7/3/12 edition

Good morning! Between June 26 and July 2, there were 110 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 8 (7%) were academically connected and 63 (57%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Chicago, IL: Sometimes, a company will outsource their ad writing to someone who clearly missed their calling as a romance novelist (or some other career that uses purplish prose.) Polyera Corporation seems to have done this:
We are seeking an elite, PhD-level scientist with deep commercial experience and proven accomplishment in the areas of barrier materials, passivation, and/or polymer chemistry, targeted at the development of high-performance solution-processable dielectric materials for use in flexible display applications. 
...2. Desire for professional fulfillment and satisfaction from seeing one's work reach commercial success. 3. Achievement orientation by applying knowledge and persistence toward attaining exacting targets and demanding goals. 4. Confidence, optimism, perseverance and mental toughness to deal with setbacks and obstacles in a fast-paced environment. 5. Strong attention to detail to maintain organized forward progress of multiple tasks concurrently against varying timetables
How much does this position pay? 65-90k. Wooo! (Granted, a start-up.)

Waukegan, IL: Abbott is hiring for a position in their high pressure/catalysis group; a B.S./M.S. in chemistry is desired, as well as experience in inert atmosphere chemistry.

Loveland, CO: Hach Company is an analytical instrumentation firm; they wish to hire an experienced electrochemist (B.S./M.S./Ph.D., with 5+ years minimum) for a R&D position.

Cary, N.C. (?): The interestingly-named LORD Corporation desires a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemist; zero! to 3 years experience for the Ph.D., 3-5 for a M.S. chemist.

Nashville, TN: Aegis Sciences Corporation wishes to hire a B.S. chemist for a position performing forensic mass spectrometry. 


  1. Cary, NC is part of the Triangle. I know people who have worked at LORD too (though I never knew it was all capitals!). Good to know they are hiring again, there was a time when all I knew was people that used to work there, which made me wonder if they were actually still in business.

  2. Abbott position has been cycled around at least once over the last few months, so they are either incredibly picky or don't really want to hire.

  3. Aegis is still widely advertising for that position. It must be tough to fill based on the unusual 12-hour, 2 days on/off schedule based on the interview I had with them in June.

  4. And Abbott has just reposted the position. Looks there's just no people in the US who would be willing to do a reaction under N2 for Abbott!


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