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Career & Employment 2004

December 6, 2004

CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

CROs provide essential services and adapt to fit changing needs of pharmaceutical firms.

November 1, 2004

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

Amid record-high unemployment for chemists, C&EN offers advice on a new job hunt, midcareer transitions, and temporary jobs, as well as a salary review and information on job resources.

October 18, 2004

DREAM JOBS

C&EN examines what makes some companies leaders in employee relations.

October 4, 2004

MEDICAL DEVICES

Chemical engineers, like chemists, are in demand in this industry, which is thriving in New England.

August 16, 2004

EMPLOYMENT & SALARY SURVEY

The job market for chemists continues to be difficult, but salaries have improved.

July 26, 2004

BAY AREA BIOTECH

Amid fears about offshoring, report offers positive biotech job news in California.

July 19, 2004

COURTING CHEMISTS

Chemists’ expertise is sought by medical device industry.

June 7, 2004

FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES

Chemists' work combines biology, chemistry, and psychology to create tempting products.

May 3, 2004

COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY

Techniques are incorporated into the routine work of drug discovery.

April 19, 2004

2003 STARTING SALARY SURVEY

Job market is still soft, median salaries have dropped, and number of unemployed has held steady.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

ACS project aims to broaden the process by which faculty members in the chemical sciences are hired.

JOBS REAL AND VIRTUAL

Partisan dispute over job creation focuses attention on jobs data and what they really mean.

April 12, 2004

NANOTECHNOLOGY

Four Scientists offer advice on how to be a megastar employee in a nanoworld.

March 22, 2004

BIRTH OF A DRUG

Chemists in a variety of subdisciplines team with other scientists in the making of a new drug.

March 1, 2004

FORENSIC SCIENCE

It may not be as dramatic as popular TV shows portray, but painstaking chemical analysis is still an exciting career.

February 23, 2004

MIDWEST BIOTECH

With links to agriculture and medical devices, biotechnology holds tremendous promise for the Midwest.

February 2, 2004

PACIFIC PARADISE

Good living conditions and a rise in hiring attract people to schools in the Northwest.

January 19, 2004

JOBS SHOCK

Data show chemical employment is down amid overall job doldrums.

January 5, 2004

CHEMICAL TECHNICIANS

Technicians have become an integral part of both process and research labs.

This page updated October 4, 2004