Thursday, October 2, 2014

Daily Pump Trap: 10/2/14 edition

Good morning! A few of the recent positions posted at C&EN Jobs:

Lebanon, NH: Avitide is searching for a purification process development scientist (all educational levels accepted); looks to be monoclonal antibody-related? (That's a guess, happy to be corrected.) I like this little comment:
Avitide proudly promotes a cultural meritocracy and rewards based on intellectual talent and contributions made to the team and organization. 
"Cultural meritocracy"? I suspect that's "culture of meritocracy" and no one noticed the typo.

Torrance, CA: Medical Chemical Corporation is searching for one (or two?) B.S./M.S. production chemist positions.

Chattanooga, TN: A polysilicon manufacturer is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemistry director. (Didn't know that Chattanooga had semiconductor manufacturing.)

San Luis Obispo, CA: Promega Biosciences desires a B.S. chemist for a manufacturing associate position.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show (respectively) 226, 887, 3273 and 25 positions for the search term "chemist." 


  1. I would venture a guess that the Chattanooga job is for the new Wacker site:

  2. Agreed. The Chattanooga job is probably Wacker.

    Electricity is cheap in that area of the country, which is why both Wacker and Dow Corning / Hemlock Semiconductor are expanding there.

  3. random question.

    when does a MS transition from BS/MS to MS/PhD?

  4. "5+ years of experience in leading and supervising highly educated people"

    LOL! I guess highly educated people are difficult to lead or manage.

  5. With site photo:


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