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The Academic Staff Jobs list has 29 positions.This list is curated by Sarah Cady. It targets:Full-time STAFF positions in a Chem/Biochem/ChemE lab/facility at an academic institution/natl labLab Coordinator positions for research groups or undergraduate...
From the inbox, a column on increasing graduate student funding by Professor Mark Lautens: ...These early training opportunities give rise to skills that are needed to undertake our toughest scientific and social challenges. Given this clear value proposition,...
Via The New York Times, this chemistry news:Gold was long the most valuable of precious metals, until, suddenly, it wasnt. Last week, an obscure and far less sexy rival called palladium swung ahead, for the first time in 16 years. Gold briefly retook the...

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Because sometimes the facts about chemical employment just aren't very fun. But this is!My Favorite Things about Chemistry (by CJ)1. A chromatography column that works well.2. The treasure trove of literature, filled with truth, (a few) lies and idiosyncrasies...
The New York Times had an interesting article about new, more interactive approaches to freshman courses in chemistry and biology, partially focusing on a UC-Davis lecturer in chemistry. It's an interesting read, even if it's a little bit "lecturing is old...
From C&EN's crack staff (Drs. Jyllian Kemsley and Michael Torrice), the latest tweet on the legal proceedings with Professor Patrick Harran on the lab accident and subsequent death of Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji:Harran court agreemnt requires comm svc &...

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Albany Molecular (AMRI) has been a big name in contract research for many years now. They’ve had a lot of twists and turns in their history, including being taken private a couple of years ago after having taken on a good deal of debt by acquiring other...
Albany Molecular (AMRI) has been a big name in contract research for many years now. They’ve had a lot of twists and turns in their history, including being taken private a couple of years ago after having taken on a good deal of debt by acquiring other...
I wrote here a few years ago about the Mysterious Sparteine Shortage, and it’s a problem that hasn’t gone away. Sparteine, for those who collect neither alkaloids nor asymmetric organic chemistry routes, is a naturally occurring compound (found...