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Researching and Locating Employment in Chemistry: Determining the Range of Research of an Individual or Academic Institution
This guide directs users to some common job boards for chemists and chemical engineers. In addition, though, it teaches the user to search for corporations or individuals researching in a particular field of interest, and shows users how to locate company
There are several methods to determining the range of research of an individual scientist or of an academic institution
Visit the the scientist's or university department's Web page. Pay attention to awards, fellowships and grants the individual has received. Look for journals in which the scientist has published to understand how his or her research is received by the community.
This will retrieve most of the work published by the scientist including; journal articles, patents, book chapters, reports, conference papers, review articles, books that he/she has edited, dissertation, and the abstracts of any papers or posters presented at an ACS National Meeting.
Look the department up in the ACS Directory of Graduate Research. This directory is organized alphabetically by institution name. Comparing the departments' composition over time can indicate ways in which the various institutions' research priorities have changed.
Perform a SciFinder search by Company/Organization. If the institution in which you are interested is large or prolific, you may need to refine by Publication Year to include only the past five to ten years.
To get a quick idea of the areas in which the institution researches, you can Analyze your results by CA Index Title. This will filter your results into categories of chemistry and indicate in which areas the institution published the most.
Search the Web of Science by address. The best way to do this is to type the institution's zip code in the address field. However, they do have a list of abbreviations that you can use if you want to search by institution name