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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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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...
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. ·...
Quality Data Reviewer/Chemist Skillman, NJ Experienced Quality Data Reviewer needed for long term contract position for prestigious pharmaceutical organization in Skillman NJ. In this position, the Quality Data Reviewer will be responsible for: · QA Review and approval of laboratory equipment qualification documents. · QA approval for Change Controls related to laboratory equipment · Manage L...
At Joulé, you could say the right match is in our DNA. We're the specialists in Scientific Staffing. Our unmatched industry network and geographic reach enable us to place professionals like you at top firms every day. For more than 20 years, we've been providing temporary, contract and direct staff to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, flavor and fragrance, specialty chemical and other scientif...
This is a highly visible, hands-on position for an experienced formulation chemist, creating and developing low pressure spray polyurethane foam products. Other responsibilities include implementing procedures for testing and qualification of chemical raw materials. This position also provides technical support to the different business functions when chemical and formulation expertise is required...
bioMérieux Introduction Scientific and technological innovation is at the heart of bioMérieux's strategy. A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for 50 years, bioMérieux designs, develops, produces, and markets diagnostic systems for medical and industrial applications. bioMérieux's solutions (reagents, instruments, software, and services) are used to determine the source of disease ...
CHEMIST II MUST HAVE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND HPLC EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #15-00242 RECRUITER: ANITA JORDAN JOB LOCATION: DAVIE, FL MARCH 3, 2015 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** Summary: Understands and is capable of performing the following: Testing of raw materials and finished good drug products, prepares standard and sample solutions. Writing or revi...
POSITION SUMMARY: Position is responsible for performing In-VitroSPF testing on all new OTC sunscreen product development. The testing will include verifying SPF values on production batches and ensuring SPF levels are within specification before submitting for In-Vivo analysis. Also responsible for measuring the critical wave length of SPF products for claim substantiation. Results will be evalu...
Conducting chemical testing in NELAP accredited laboratory using EPA approved methods; maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies, sample preparation, and data analysis. Duties: * Determines environmental issues by developing and completing analytical tests; analyzing and synthesizing data derived from soil and water samples; maintaining control charts. * Resolves environmental issues by res...
R&D Senior Scientist – Chemistry Sterilization indicator and clinical laboratory test manufacturer seeks an experiencedR&D chemist in Research and Development department. The individual will participate in development of chemical sterilization indicators and medical packaging materials. It includes the following duties: Work on formulation of chemistry for new sterilization indicators. Establi...
Our emphasis on innovation and its source - dedicated employees - keeps us looking for talented individuals who are ready to meet aggressive goals in a high-technology company constantly developing new marketing-leading products. Good people are critical to our success and, in return, we offer opportunities for personal and professional growth, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits for ...
Description CSC is looking for a Chemist with laboratory emergency response exercise experience that can serve as a subject matter expert, coordinate with exercise participants (e.g., laboratories, response partners, utilities, other state and federal agencies), develop Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant exercise documentation (e.g., master scenario events list, a...
The Research Chemist will be responsible for providing technical support for a specialty chemical manufacturing facility, including qualification of new raw materials and finished products, and troubleshooting production issues. The incumbent will also be responsible for proposing and executing projects leading to new products and processes, as well as coordinating joint development activities wit...
Job ID: 12506 Position Description: We are currently seeking an Environmental Specialist III works on-site at various customer locations and perform two functions, applying all applicable federal and state laws and DOT, EPA and DEA regulations: 1) Characterize segregate, various types of hazardous and pharmaceutical waste. This position is also responsible for the preparation of all appropriate ...
JOB DESCRIPTION Our industry-leading client is seeking Chemists with hands-on analytical laboratory skill to support research and development of new and existing products. Multiple opportunities are available in laboratories supporting product development in the consumer goods, microbiology, medical, and industrial fields. JOB REQUIREMENTS Analytical Skills desired: Basic lab procedures - wet...
PRIMARY PURPOSE - To ensure that USES operations are performed safely by ensuring compliance with USES Health and Safety policy and procedure at all times ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - 1. Provides technical support on projects requiring in depth chemical knowledge 2. Perform area and personal air monitoring to assess and document hazardous material exposure. Calibrate air monitoring ...
Asahi Refining has an immediate opening for a Chemist to work in our Assay Lab. Must have 1-3 years’ experience in Analytical Instrumentation with ICP experience required. College degree with a Chemistry major preferred, will consider Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Select Life Sciences, or Selective Engineering degrees. Ability to perform the following duties: · Prepare samples for instrume...
We are an independent contract analytical testing laboratory specializing in the analysis of OTC / RX finished products / raw materials, dietary supplements and botanical raw materials / finished products. Our customer base are both US and International end product marketing firms, contract manufacturers, raw material suppliers and manufacturers of raw materials. Our expertise is in method develo...

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