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Chemist Job Overview

Chemists perform experiments and study substances at the molecular level. They need to learn the way substances react with each other so they can develop new products and enhance quality of products now available. Chemists will usually carry out complex research projects where they prepare solutions, test them, and analyze the results. Then, they'll write reports with their findings and present these findings to other scientists.

Chemists typically work in teams with scientists from other specialties. For instance, chemists who are developing new drugs may work with a biologist to create the drug safely and an engineer to produce the drug quickly and affordably. Since they work in teams, chemists need to have good communication skills and work well with others. Additionally, there are times when they're responsible for leading these teams. In those cases, they need to have the necessary skills to direct and motivate their team members.

Chemist Job Education Requirements

For an entry-level chemist job, most employers are looking for candidates who have at least a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a closely related field. Classes at the undergraduate level typically deal with physics, mathematics, biological science, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physical chemistry. From there, many students will choose to continue their education, since a master's degree or doctorate is required for research jobs in chemistry. This is also where students will choose to focus on a specific area of chemistry such as environmental chemistry or medicinal chemistry.

Chemist Job Market

While employment of chemists is believed to grow slower than average for all other occupations, it's still expected to grow by 6 percent over the next 10 years. While some of these new jobs will come from natural job growth, others will open up as older chemists retire from the workforce. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are expected to create most of these job openings, while universities and research laboratories will also create new jobs.

Chemist Job Salary Information

The median annual salary for chemists is around $71,000. While the lowest 10 percent earn close to $41,000 a year, the highest 19 percent can earn $120,000 or more a year. The federal government is the highest paying industry with employees who earn around $100,000 a year. Employees in the research and development industry are the next highest paid with an annual salary of about $79,000. Chemists typically work full time and have regular working hours.

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****Candidates must be able to talk about their experience using the testing equipment and lab techniques**** Analytical Chemist is a position in the Residue Analytics group at BASF Crop Protection at the Research Triangle Park Location. The Analytical Chemist will become part of an established, global interdisciplinary research team focused on the development and registration of new BASF plant ...
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM) PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PPG is com...
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of ...
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of ...
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of ...
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of ...
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of ...
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of ...
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE. (TM) PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PPG is co...
PPG Industries , Inc. Cleveland, OH
Description PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PP...
PPG Industries , Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
Description PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM) PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other compan...
Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry. With over $1 billion in annual revenues and 15,000 employees across 190 sites in 36 countries, Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industr...
Responsible for creative and technical aspects of specific product development categories. Maintains awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technology, processing methodology, and marketing/consumer trends required to perform innovative product development assignments in an efficient manner. Oversees a safe and orderly laboratory environment. Key Job Accountabilities Under min...
PRODUCTION CHEMIST Pennsville, NJ SUMMARY The Production Chemist performs analytical in-process testing in support of production. Performs basic wet chemistry, GC and HPLC testing independently including sample receipt in WINLIMS and DEA tracking responsibilities. RESPONSIBILITIES · Prepares lab solutions. · Performs daily calibration checks of balances, pH meters and any other equipment. ·...
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PPG is committe...
Position Summary: The Bayway Lab Technologist is the single point of contact for all QC lab activities at the plant. The role provides day-to-day troubleshooting support for lab equipment, manages lab technicians and lab workload, and progresses improvement projects to enhance lab safety, reliability, and efficiency. The Bayway Lab Technologist will lead a group of 14 lab technicians in planning...
Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP) is currently recruiting a Development Chemist (Chemist II) to work at our Marinette, Wisconsin site. This position will be responsible for development of next generation fire-fighting agents such as foams, dry chemical powders or other agents. This includes formulating mixtures from chemicals, evaluating new materials as potential raw materials and developing a...
Silicone Formulation Chemist Salisbury, NC Kelly Services is currently seeking a Silicone Formulations Chemist for one of our top clients in Salisbury, NC. As a Silicone Formulations Chemist placed with Kelly Services, you will be responsible for the hands-on development of various personal care and cosmetic formulas that incorporate silicone fluids, gums and resins. Various products include sun...
Responsibilities · Lead the scale-up project to synthesize novel organometallic precursor molecules from gram to kilogram scale · Develop and document scalable and robust methods for high volume manufacturing of ALOHA new products · Complete the data package and transfer the new molecule synthesis to Engineering and Production Group for HVM · Act as the lead chemist in the cross-functional pro...
Chemist supports the development of new polymer-based rheology additives. Planning and performing polymer synthesis reactions and performing application testing to support the developmental projects including detailed documentation. Optimization of products and chemical processes. Supporting production in product and raw material related topics. Qualifications: Bachelor in Science degree in Chem...

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