Chemist Job Description

Chemist Job Description

May 29th, 2019

A Chemist conducts qualitative and quantitative experiments on chemical substances to ensure quality control or develop new products or knowledge. The Chemist will perform a variety of tests and use different techniques to conduct experiments on organic and inorganic compounds.

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We are looking for a dedicated, analytical Chemist to be responsible for studying the chemical make-up of materials that are essential in manufacturing business to ensure product safety. The Chemist's responsibilities include preparing test solutions, analyzing organic and inorganic compounds, and conducting quality control tests. The Chemist will conduct research and explore how products, processes, and equipment may be improved.

To be a successful Chemist, you should be analytical, detail oriented, and logical. You should be dedicated to furthering scientific knowledge and improving processes and products.

Chemist Responsibilities:

  • Preparing test solutions, compounds, and reagents for conducting tests and advising and coordinating test procedures.
  • Determining chemical and physical properties, compositions, structures, relationships, and reactions of organic and inorganic compounds.
  • Using chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectrophotometry techniques.
  • Developing, improving, and customizing products, equipment, formulas, processes, and analytical methods.
  • Conferring with scientists and engineers to analyze, interpret, and develop tests.
  • Introducing heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts to chemical substances to induce reactions.
  • Writing technical papers and reports, and preparing standards and specifications for processes, tests, and products.
  • Maintaining laboratory instruments, troubleshooting malfunctions, and purchasing new laboratory supplies.
  • Evaluating and ensuring compliance with laboratory safety procedures and standards.

Chemist Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field, with further education being advantageous.
  • Experience in scientific research and laboratory work may be advantageous.
  • Proficiency with computers and scientific equipment.
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Good presentation, documentation, and reporting skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical skills.

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