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  1. #1
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    Jun. 13, 2012

    Default Postdoc/Industry research positions - where are they?

    I am closing in on finishing my Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and since my mind is always thinking of the next step, it's what I'm thinking about.

    If I were to find the perfect job and I wanted it right away, I could be ready to accept the position by this coming fall. If I found a job that wasn't available until January of 2014, that would work too. When I graduate I feel is a bit flexible, but I find myself anxious for a bigger paycheck (even if just a little!) and a new environment.

    I love research and have also really enjoyed being a TA, and now I'm looking to tie horses and my career together. I had previously thought I wanted to completely leave chemistry and my career for a horse career, but I've realized that isn't the case. The best thing would be if I can find a job related to horses and chemistry. So I've been poking around Googling equine nutrition, reproduction, etc. and am not finding much. It seems these positions are scarce/hard to find, and most job postings I've found say they "require" education in an equine/nutrition/genetics/etc. field - which I don't have. I am confident I can learn and grow into a new field, but I need to convince others of that as well.

    So, any advice to where to find these positions? I am willing to move, but prefer locations with cooler temps, haha.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by fillytracks; Jan. 18, 2013 at 02:24 PM. Reason: typo

  2. #2
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    Apr. 15, 2008


    perhaps a vet Rx drug company? where are you located?

  3. #3
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    Jun. 13, 2012


    Didn't think about drug development or company geared towards horses - thanks!

    I am around Cincinnati, OH. Lots of chemistry opportunities around here with P&G being the biggest. Close to Indianapolis and Lexington. Was searching around Lexington but having trouble just googling things. Doesn't seem to be turning much up.

    If I don't have to move that would be nice, but absolutely willing to for the right position.

  4. #4
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    Apr. 15, 2008


    hmm. i don't see a lot (OK, any) in Ohio, but here's a list to start:


    or what about working for someplace like Purina? Nutrena? Manna Pro?

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