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  1. Overview of the Local Job Market for Chemical Professionals Presented by: Joseph D. Jolson, Ph.D. ACS Pittsburgh Section joe@customclientsolutions.net www.customclientsolutions.net

  2. Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Overview • 19th largest U.S. metropolitan area • Employment opportunities for chemists • Academic institutions • Government agencies • Industry • Other (non-profits)

  3. Local Employment Agencies • On Assignment/Lab Support (412-321-1143) • Sun Scientific (412-492-9200) • Kelly Scientific (412-391-3222) • Adecco Technical (412-488-9940) • Manpower (412-434-6507)  • Aerotek (412-919-1000) • Oxford Solutions (412-220-4230) • Basilone Oliver (412-369-9501) • K.A. Hamilton & Associates (412-459-0122)

  4. Local Web-Based Job Boards • Catalyst Connection • http://careers.catalystconnection.org • Pennsylvania Career Link • http://www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette • http://classified.post-gazette.com/jobs • Pittsburgh Technology Council • http://careers.pghtech.org • The Technology Collaborative • http://www.techcollaborative.org • Jobing Pittsburgh • http://pittsburgh.jobing.com

  5. Local Career Management Firms • G.A. Puleo & Associates • R. Davenport and Associates • Three Rivers Career Management • DBM Career Services • Fogarty Group

  6. 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

  7. Largest Local Foreign-Owned Manufacturing Companies • Westinghouse Electric Co. • Bayer Corp./Lanxess • Medrad Inc. • Nova Chemicals Corp. • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare • Respironics Inc. • Siemens Power Generation • Draeger Safety Inc.

  8. Largest Local Environmental Companies • Michael Baker Corp. • Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. • Tetra Tech NUS Inc. • RJ Lee Group Inc. • URS Corp. • Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. • Weavertown Environmental Group • Wayne Crouse Inc.

  9. Largest Local Medical Equipment Manufacturing Companies • Respironics Inc. • McKesson Automation • Lifecore Inc. • ChemImage Corp. • Thar Technologies Inc. • Instrumentation Industries Inc. • Extrel CMS • E.A. Fischione Instruments Inc. • Renal Solutions Inc.

  10. 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

  11. Local Government Employers • Federal (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

  12. 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

  13. For More Information • Use Your Imagination • Network • By contacting John Williams at jtwillia@waynesburg.edu and joining the ACS Pittsburgh Section YCC • 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 Owns, Roger Uhler, and Corinne Marasco; 1997, ACS