Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ivory Filter Flask: 2/9/17 edition

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

Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee is hiring a professor and director of its Center for Renewable Carbon. 

Cambridge, MA: MIT is looking for a tenured professor of biomedical imaging. 

Boulder, CO: UC-Boulder is hiring a NMR facility director; offering 80-100k. 

Could be worthwhile?: I did not know that the NRC offered postdoctoral funding. $45,000 to $80,000 offered. (Huh.) 

Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas is searching for a postdoc for its core facility. 

Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth is recruiting an organic chemistry laboratory coordinator.

Swarthmore, PA: Swarthmore College is looking for a visiting assistant professor of organic chemistry. 


  1. I'm an NRC postdoc currently; it's totally worthwhile! The pay and benefits are great, there is outstanding research being done in many government labs, and it's a foot in the door for a permanent staff position here, which can be very hard to get any other way.

  2. Just in case this is not clear, NRC = "National Research Council" (of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), not the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

  3. The University of Kansas postdoc sounds pretty depressing. $47K salary to do what sounds like a mid-level PhD industrial synthetic chemist, but without any institutional support like training in areas that would build one's resume (process chem, regulatory compliance, etc). Not to mention that it requires the candidate to be "highly productive" in for a "limited term" hire which may have an unknown duration "contingent on funding". Beyond all this, it reads like you'll be doing other researchers' synthetic development and work, but without any of the credit. What's the point?


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