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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

Dbl%20new%20portrait%20B%26W.png After 10 years of blogging. . .

Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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December 13, 2010

Chemistry Jobs, Present and Future

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Posted by Derek

I'd like to call attention to a week-long blog roundtable on scientific jobs and hiring that's starting today. The first installment is up at Chemjobber, and it's excellent reading. How did the employment picture in chemistry get into this shape? And are there any reasonable ways out of it?

We've talked about that over here in the past, but today I encourage everyone with an interest in these topics to head over to ChemJobber and add their ideas to the comments. I'll be putting up pointers to the other posts in the series during the week as well.

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1. You're Pfizered on December 13, 2010 9:01 AM writes...

This article a week or so ago warmed my heart....

http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/111385/disappearing-jobs-high-paying-careers-with-no-future

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2. Curt F. on December 13, 2010 12:42 PM writes...

@You're Pfizered. What the graph doesn't show is what the growth in working age populations is supposed to be by 2018. If the working age population grows by less than 2% between now and then, it means chemists will account for a greater percentage of all potential workers.

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3. Chemjobber on December 13, 2010 9:56 PM writes...

@You're Pfizered:

The author's statistic about 42k jobs being lost in one year is completely bogus. The BLS statistic about projected job growth is unfortunately true.

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