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Old 30.09.2011, 16:44
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i'm about to finish my PhD here in switzerland. My work is strongly related to analytical and organic chemistry. I have also three years experience in industry in this field. I expect to finish within few months. I need to add i'm fluent in both english and german. I have been therefore starting to look for a job in this field here in switzerland in the last four months but, unfortunately, up to now, without much success. i have been contacted by several recruting agencies who said that they would take care of that but nothing..........now, do you think that the fact that i'm still not done might discourage someone from hiring me even though i'm basically at the end? or what else? any ideas or suggestions are more than welcome
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Re: job in chemistry field any suggestion ?

Congratulations on (nearly) finishing your PhD. However, it has to be said that there has rarely been a worse time to look for a job in Swiss industry. With the franc sky-high, employers are desperately looking for ways to get jobs out of Switzerland. Those of us already in jobs are hoping to keep them. Recruitment has stopped completely, except in the most vital positions. Sorry to be so negative, but it's better to be clear about how it is than to wonder "is it me?". No, it isn't!
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Re: job in chemistry field any suggestion ?

Are you looking for a post-doc or to go straight into industry? Roche been advertising for medicinal chemists at the associate or scientist level. Without post-doc experience you'd be a better candidate for the associate position.

And when you say you are about to finish do you mean you are almost finished writing up and about to defend, or are you about to finish bench work and then start writing up? If it is the latter you will get very little interest except perhaps from academic labs for a post-doc position.
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[HTML]"Are you looking for a post-doc or to go straight into industry? Roche been advertising for medicinal chemists at the associate or scientist level. Without post-doc experience you'd be a better candidate for the associate position.

And when you say you are about to finish do you mean you are almost finished writing up and about to defend, or are you about to finish bench work and then start writing up? If it is the latter you will get very little interest except perhaps from academic labs for a post-doc position."[/HTML]thanks for your info. I'm open to both but i'd be more keen on industry. A while ago i already sent an application to Roche for another position but without much success, i'll give a look to this one.
When i say finish i mean i'm in the correction process of my thesis. That's why i was asking if this could be a determining factor.
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