Thursday, January 24, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 1/24/13 edition

Good morning! Between January 22 and January 23, there were 27 new positions posted on C&EN Jobs. Of these, 3 (11%) are academically connected and 9 (33%) are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Nice!: A decentish looking haul, thanks to Phenomenex's recent (some repeat) postings.

Loveland, CO: Hach is looking for a R&D chemist, with possible some synthetic applications. M.S. w/5 years or Ph.D. with zero experience is desired. I have no idea what this position is about, especially with this incredibly helpful description:
The Chemist II, R & D develops chemical products and product applications with some supervision and guidance in the design and test of various analytical equipment, subassemblies, and chemical formulations for use with Hach's systems for analysis.
Yeah, that.

Bartlesville, OK: Chevron is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to be a polymer NMR scientist.

Edison, NJ: Horiba Instruments (cue jokes with that name) is looking for a M.S. analytical chemist; ICP experience desired.

Warrington, PA: Polysciences is once again looking for 2 M.S./Ph.D. chemists; 5 years industrial experience desired. I would really like to know what's going on there, since they're an ACS Careers perennial. Growing/flipping chemists?

Orange, TX: Invista is looking for a B.S. chemist to be a R&D technician.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show (respectively) 201, 628, 2,351 and 18 positions for the search term "chemist." LinkedIn shows 98 positions for the job title "chemist", 15 for "analytical chemist, 1 (in Deutschland!) for "organic chemist" and 6 for "research chemist."


  1. At the end of the Polysciences ad, they say they are only considering people within commuting distance. Which means suburban Philadelphia. I wish them luck. If they would at least consider people from the Northeast US, they would have filled that job by now. What a waste. And since most industrial polymer chemists don't belong to ACS, Polysciences is even less likely to find what they are looking for by posting on the ACS job board.
    The company would do better just prowling through LinkedIn to find people in area who work with polymers, and start from there.

    1. I'm surprised they haven't pulled some "Dow-sized" Rohm & Haas chemist off the scrap heap yet! Lots of unemployed polymer chemists in close proximity to Warrington!


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