Good morning! A look through a few of the positions posted at C&EN Jobs:
North Chicago, IL:
AbbVie continues its hiring spree with a M.S./Ph.D. analytical chemistry position.
(6-12 years of experience.)
Sigma-Aldrich looking to hire two M.S./Ph.D. organic chemists.
BASF is looking for a site chemist.
(Never heard of such a position!)
East Bay Area, CA:
Hexcel Corporation desires a B.S. chemist
to work on polymers for the aerospace industry.
"Central New Jersey":
Orthobond Corporation is looking for a director of chemistry
; M.S./Ph.D. in chemistry or material science desired, "fluency in English" a must.
Ahhh, you again: Organix is looking for folks
, but this time, they're not calling it a postdoc. 6 month contract position - interesting.
Packers Chemical appears to be a cleaning products formulating company - they're looking for a chemist.
A broader look:
Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show (respectively) "1000+", 1293, 10,074 and 24 positions for the search term "chemist." Interestingly, Indeed's number of chemistry jobs has jumped significantly from ~6000. I don't think that's a sign of market change as much as it is a sign of better search algorithms. LinkedIn shows 683 positions for the job title "chemist", "98" for "analytical chemist", 35 for "research chemist", 7 for "organic chemist", 6 for "polymer chemist", 5 for "medicinal chemist" and 3 for "synthetic chemist."