Monday, December 31, 2012

#chemjobs-related Reporters of the Year, 2012

I wanted to take a moment and recognize a few reporters who told the story of the #chemjobs problem this year:

Brian Vastag, whose article on the front page of The Washington Post about the problems of early- and mid-career scientists was eye-opening. I was amused to hear it quoted (indirectly) by Jared Bernstein at a panel discussion on H1B visas and demand for STEM workers.

Susan Ainsworth, Linda Wang and Sophie Rovner, for their coverage of chemist unemployment in the November "employment outlook" of C&EN. Especially key is Linda Wang's searing portrayal of mid-career chemist unemployment. I also want to note how many #chemjobs-related articles that Susan Ainsworth has written this year (and how many readers of this blog have chosen to comment in those pages.)

These reporters have a much bigger microphone than I do. I tend to yell at reporters when they get things wrong; it makes me happy when I feel that reporters get things right.

It's my hope that 2013 will be a better year for jobs in chemistry than 2012. I hope it will be a good year for the blog as well. Thank you once again for reading, commenting and writing -- it makes it all worth it.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year to us all. 


  1. a supplier of designer party drugs, actually/ CJ: please exterminate him

  2. Thank you, Chemjobber, for helping us tell this story better. You deserve recognition, as well. Here's to a better year for jobs in 2013!


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