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Career & Employment

December 15, 2008

Schools Face Cuts

Economic downturn compels academic institutions to reduce budgets.

Chemistry Grads Continue Gains

Bachelor's degrees jump, extending a five-year trend.

December 8, 2008

Life After Big Pharma

Chemists downsized out of big drug companies are finding new careers with contract research organizations.

New Contract Research Firm Sees Business Returning To The U.S.

November 17, 2008

Materials Scientists

Despite the struggling economy, the need for materials scientists remains strong, and the future looks bright.

November 3, 2008

Special Issue: Employment Outlook

Thinking Creatively About Work

Economic turmoil points to a hazy outlook; a little imagination can open up job opportunities.

A Tough Job Market Looms

It's business as usual for now; the future is less certain.

Human Capital

Talent management is critical to recruiting.

Entrepreneurial Trailblazers

Women build businesses around their passion for science.

Extreme Chemistry

Chemists working in extreme environments mix science with adventure. With Video

International Internships

Research opportunities abroad offer students unique opportunities for career development, personal growth, and intercultural exchange.

Cultural Confusion

Working abroad is fraught with difficulties, but it is also rewarding.

Editor's Page

Employment Outlook 2009.

October 27, 2008

Merck Slashes Jobs, Closes Research Sites

Company will eliminate approximately 7,200 positions across its worldwide operations.

October 13, 2008

Investing In Employees

Four top companies to work for share their policies for attracting and retaining the best talent.

October 6, 2008

Networking Know-How

It's not just about finding a job, it's about building relationships. With Video

August 11, 2008

Guarding Fair Trade

A career in customs and border protection combinesanalytical chemistry with law enforcement.

July 14, 2008

Tips for Overseas Assignments

Working abroad requires preparation, support, and flexibility.

Education: Academic Salaries

Faculty salary gains continue to lag behind bigger increases for administrators, football coaches.

June 9, 2008

Carving Out A Biopharma Career

Despite industry challenges, savvy chemists can still land jobs along R&D pipeline.

June 2, 2008

ACS News: Starting Salaries

2007 chemistry graduates entered a still relatively strong U.S. job market and did quite well

May 26, 2008

Fast Track To Finding A Job

Ten tips for getting the industry job you want.

May 12, 2008

Working At The Hospital

Challenging and rewarding careers in chemistry await at research hospitals and medical centers.

Chemistry On Demand

Some traditional chemistry departments are providing research for medical centers.

April 14, 2008

Launching Corporate Careers

Recent B.S. and M.S.graduates ignite their passion for chemistry within diverse businesses.

March 31, 2008

Using PowerPoint to Your Advantage

By adopting a storytelling technique, you can improve your presentation's impact.

March 3, 2008

A Two-Track Course

Institutions of higher learning implement family-friendly practices to ease the tenure-track burden for female academics.

March 3, 2008

ACS News: Employment & Salary Survey

In 2007, job market for chemists continued to improve and salary gains held at recent level of close to 5%.

February 4, 2008

Getting A Pharma Job

Potential employees are advised to target high-growth areas and hone specific skills.

January 21, 2008

Negotiating An Academic Job Offer

One package doesn't fit all, and a tailored deal benefits both parties.