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Operational Qualification

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Another non-traditional career for chemists, as explained by ChemJobber in his recent post Process Wednesday: operational qualification.

Organization of Resumes: When vs What

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Another post has appeared on the ACS Careers blog site – Organization of Resumes:  When vs What.  Check it out.

Take Charge of Your Training

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Another of my career articles was published on the ACS Careers blog.  This one is entitled Take Charge of Your Training.  Check it out!

Filling Gaps, Asking for Help, and Mentors

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

I have been remiss in posting notes here when my ACS Careers blog articles have been published.  For your reading pleasure……

Profile: Congressional Legislative Assistant

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Check out the blog of “Just Another Electron Pusher” for an interesting behind the scenes look at the life of Will O’Neal, Congressional Legislative Assistant.  My favorite part?  The quote that ““Politics is about weighing competing interests, and there may be very legitimate reasons for doing the exact opposite of what ‘science tells you to do.’ It’s very important to understand and respect that part of the job.”

Negotiating: Do You Want Lemons or Lemonade?

Monday, December 27th, 2010

A blog article I wrote was recently published on the ACS Careers web site. Check it out at

Negotiating: Do You Want Lemons or Lemonade?

The Best of Science Careers, 2010

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

A new post on talks about how 2010 was the year of incremental progress, complete with numbers. They also list their own top articles from the past year – great place to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

Leaving Physics for Wall Street

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

The first author of this year’s Science “Breakthrough of the Year” paper intends to leave Physics and go into finance. Read all about it in Breakthrough of the Year: Bridging the Quantum and the Classical Worlds.

The Future of Jobs in Chemistry

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

An interesting blog roundtable about the future in jobs in chemistry is going on this week.  The first two articles have been posted, and there will be another every day this week.  Definitely food for thought…..

#1 We are the grist: “The Real Science Gap” and the present and future of industrial jobs in chemistry by ChemJobber

#2 –Too many PhDs? That’s anybody’s guess. – by Just Another Electron Pusher

Check them out, then follow the rest of the discussion by ChemBark on Wednesday, ScienceGeist on Thursday, and a recap on FridayChemJobber

New Career for Scientists: Being a Giant Panda

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

I often say that an education in the sciences prepares you for a wide range of careers.  Here’s one even I never thought of  dressing as a giant panda to prepare panda cubs for life in the wild.

Hat tip to @orlando_acevedo for pointing this out.