ACS New York Section
& Professional Relations Committee
2008 Annual Report
Hessy L. Taft, Chair
Activities for this Committee consist primarily of email
exchanges regarding interest for a position by job-seeking candidates and
the availability of jobs in industry and/or academia. Requests for job
seekers have been received primarily from the late spring through early fall
in the fields of environmental health, polymers and biomaterials, analytical
and quality management. One job seeker was a retired chemist from the
pharmaceutical industry who wanted to find a position teaching chemistry.
The only job posting was for a sales position, but no seekers responded.
At the request of the Board of the ACS NY Section, I
contacted Linda Atkins, managing editor of the Indicator. She was receptive
to my suggestion that a permanent announcement be published in the Indicator
encouraging Human Resources Departments in Industry and Academia to contact
me to post their job openings with the Employment and Professional Relations
Committee electronic roster. I submitted wording for such an announcement
on Nov 19, 2008: but, to date, have not seen any such announcement in the
Indicator. I shall follow up to see what further steps are needed.