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1 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Overview of the Local Job Market for Chemical Professionals Presented by: Joseph D. Jolson, Ph.D. ACS Pittsburgh Section

2 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Overview 19 th largest U.S. metropolitan area Employment opportunities for chemists –Academic institutions –Government agencies –Industry –Other (non-profits)

3 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Local Employment Agencies On Assignment/Lab Support ( ) Aerotek Scientific ( ) Kelly Scientific ( ) Adecco Technical ( ) Manpower ( ) Oxford Solutions ( ) Basilone Oliver ( ) K.A. Hamilton & Associates ( )

4 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Local Career Fairs WestPACS –www.westpacs.org, March 12 & Fall 2014www.westpacs.org Professional Diversity Network –http://psijobfair.com/Schedule, April 23, 2014http://psijobfair.com/Schedule University of Pittsburgh Career Fairs –www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cdpa/springcareer-fair, Feb. 19, Summer & Fall 2014www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cdpa/springcareer-fair Carnegie Mellon University Career Fairs –www.cmu.edu/career/career-fairs-students, Feb. 4-5, Fall 2014www.cmu.edu/career/career-fairs-students. GOV Federal Career Day –www.cmu.edu/career/career-fairs-students/other-career-fairs/GOV-Career- Fair.html, To be announcedwww.cmu.edu/career/career-fairs-students/other-career-fairs/GOV-Career- Fair.html

5 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Local Web-Based Job Boards Pennsylvania Career Link –www.cwds.pa.govwww.cwds.pa.gov Pittsburgh Post-Gazette –www.post-gazette.com/jobswww.post-gazette.com/jobs Pittsburgh Tribune Review –http://jobs.triblive.comhttp://jobs.triblive.com Pittsburgh Technology Council –http://pghcareerconnector.com/jobshttp://pghcareerconnector.com/jobs Jobing Pittsburgh –http://pittsburgh.jobing.comhttp://pittsburgh.jobing.com ImaginePittsburgh.com –http://imaginepittsburgh.com/workhttp://imaginepittsburgh.com/work Indeed –www.indeed.comwww.indeed.com

6 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Local Career Management Firms G.A. Puleo & Associates R. Davenport and Associates Three Rivers Career Management DBM Career Services Fogarty Group Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh

7 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Largest Local Companies Alcoa Inc. United States Steel Corp. PPG Industries Inc. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Fisher Scientific International Inc. H.J. Heinz Co. Del Monte Foods Pittsburgh Allegheny Technologies Inc. Kennametal Inc. Mine Safety Appliances Co. Valspar Corporation

8 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Largest Local Foreign-Owned Manufacturing Companies Westinghouse Electric Co. Bayer Corp./Lanxess Medrad Inc. Nova Chemicals Corp. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Philips Respironics Inc. Siemens Power Generation Draeger Safety Inc.

9 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Largest Local Environmental/Test Laboratory Companies Michael Baker Corp. Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. Quest Diagnostics Tetra Tech NUS Inc. RJ Lee Group Inc. URS Corp. Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. Weavertown Environmental Group Wayne Crouse Inc.

10 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Largest Local Medical Equipment Manufacturing Companies Philips Respironics Inc. McKesson Automation Zoll Medical Renal Solutions Inc. ChemImage Corp. TharSFC, a Waters Company Instrumentation Industries Inc. Extrel CMS E.A. Fischione Instruments Inc.

11 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Local Academic Employers University of Pittsburgh Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community College of Allegheny County Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon University Duquesne University California University of Pennsylvania Clarion University of Pennsylvania Robert Morris University

12 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Local Government Employers Federal (www.usajobs.gov)www.usajobs.gov –FBI –MSHA –NIOSH –NETL State –Department of Environmental Protection –Pennsylvania police crime lab Local –Allegheny County Health Department –Allegheny County Criminal Lab –Allegheny County Coroner –City of Pittsburgh

13 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information Other Employment Opportunities for Chemists Chemical Health & Safety Specialist Forensic Scientist Information Scientist Science Writer Technology Transfer Specialist Government Regulatory Specialist Science Policy Specialist Business Development, Sales, and Marketing Patent Agent, Intellectual Property Attorney Start a Company, Consult

14 Job Searching for Chemical Professionals – Pittsburgh Specific Information For More Information Use Your Imagination –Network by joining the ACS - Pittsburgh Section YCC: View the List of Local Companies that Hire Chemical Professionals: Read: –Pittsburgh Business Times – Book of Lists –Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: New formulas in Chemistry: By Lisa M. Balbes; 2006, Oxford University Press –Careers for Chemists: A World Outside the Lab: By Fred Owens, Roger Uhler, and Corinne Marasco; 1997, ACS


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