Thursday, August 29, 2013

Daily Pump Trap: 8/29/13 edition

Good morning! Between August 22 and August 26, there were 118 new positions posted to the C&EN Jobs website. Of these, 21 (18%) were academically connected and 62 (53%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Patrick AFB, Florida: The Air Force Technical Applications Center has long been a C&EN Jobs user; they've posted another 5 positions, mostly analytical in nature.

Florence, SC: IRIX is back with a principal scientist position, paying 65k-75k. There's a pay/title mismatch there, I think.

New York, NY: D.E. Shaw is hiring for 8 positions for its New York branch, and one for its Hyderabad branch. I sure would love to talk to a D.E. Shaw employee, to find out what they're up to....

Raleigh-Durham, NC: Novan Therapeutics is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemist for method development. ("GC-FID, GC-MS, reverse and normal phase HPLC-UV, HPLC-ELSD, IC, Ion Exchange chromatography.")

Pleasanton, CA: Clorox is looking for a cat litter researcher -- not kidding:
Ph.D. or M.S. in Geology, Geochemistry or similar field with an emphasis on clay mineralogy and properties.  
Candidates must have a working understanding of clay mineralogy, morphology, chemistry, properties, and functions.  They should have experience in the pratical application of clays and minerals as absorbents for the removal or neutralization of odors and contaminants.  They need to have shown their ability to apply theory and principles of kinetics, equilibria, and absorption to solving practical problems.


  1. And I thought PhD chemistry research options were bad. Turns out the grass isnt always greener... although it might be if kitty stopped peeing on it...

  2. "And I thought PhD chemistry research options were bad. Turns out the grass isnt always greener... "

    No PhDs in chemistry don't have to deal with kitty litter.... They get to examine the benefits of toilet paper, diapers, and feminine hygenie products. Chemistry is behind many of the disgusting commericials you see on ways to control the elimination of human waste. Marketing departments seem to tone it down for the public by substituting cartoon characters rather than show real lab samples from humans.

    I'd run a clinical examining cat feces before I did human biological waste.


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