Thursday, February 4, 2016

Daily Pump Trap: 2/4/16 edition

A few of the positions posted in C&EN Jobs:

A relative bumper crop: nice to see. 

King of Prussia, PA: Two separate sets of process positions with GSK; looks like they're interviewing for them in San Diego. 

AstraZeneca: Looking for a computational ADME scientist; "Cambridge, UK, Gothenburg, Sweden or Boston, USA." Call me a homer, but I'd choose Boston, though I've heard Gothenburg is nice. 

Moderna: They're looking for a research associate/senior research associate for their solid-phase oligonucleotide synthesis work. 

Amgen: Looking for a Ph.D. solid state scientist in Thousand Oaks. 

Kalamazoo, MI: Kalsec routinely posts these positions, but they're looking for a lead scientist for hops right now. (That's pretty far from the hops growing regions, yes?)

And the other aisle: E&J Gallo looking for a research chemist 3. (It's hard to think about winemaking as a "process", but it undoubtedly is.) 

And the other, other aisle: Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA) is looking for an experienced analytical chemist. PepsiCo (Valhalla, NY) is looking for a B.S./M.S. R&D chemist to work on packaging solution. 

Interesting: Bionew is an electronics recycling company; they are looking for a "chemical procurement analyst." A little different. 

Oak Ridge, TN: Oak Ridge National Laboratory looking for a senior polymer scientist. 

Cleveland, OH: Not every day around these parts that you see a Sherwin-Williams ad; they're looking for an experienced paint formulation chemist. 

Loving the CamelCase here: WaVe Life Sciences is looking for a Ph.D. synthetic oligonucleotide chemist. Looks relatively entry-level (1 year experience.) 


  1. Actually, Michigan-based hops have been taking off over the past few years, probably due to the extraordinary boom of craft brewers in MI. Kzoo wouldn't be a horrible place to be if hops are your schtick - an hour from Grand Rapids and 90 minutes from Ann Arbor. Lots of local/regional craft brewers to work with.

  2. Probably quite a range of salaries in posted jobs. Doesn't seem fair that one chemist ought to be paid more than another.

  3. Your choices interest me, CJ. Much as I liked visiting Boston, I'd choose Cambridge over there in a heartbeat. Gothenburg sounds lovely too.

    1. Wellll, I confess that I have only been to one of three, and you've been to at least two, I suspect.


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