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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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CHEMIST Chemist needed in Odessa, TX. Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control regarding environmental tests on soil, water, and air. BS in Chemistry or related field plus 2 years of exp in the job offered. Mail resumes to Liliana Fincher: 12600 W I-20 E Odessa, TX 79765. Certified Compliance Laboratories, Inc....
NALCO Eagan, MN
Founded in 1923, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2013 sales of $13 billion and 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, ...
Founded in 1923, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2013 sales of $13 billion and 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, ...
Kelly Services Garden Grove, CA
Kelly Scientific Resources, a division of Kelly Services, is actively recruiting for an Inorganic Chemist/Wet Chemist in the ORANGE COUNTY, CA area. Responsibilities: Performs analysis of environmental samples according to SOPs. Prepares and submits analytical reports in a timely manner. Calibrates, operates, and maintains analytical instruments. Prepares analytical standards and reagents use...
Kelly Services San Francisco, CA
Kelly Scientific Resources, a division of Kelly Services, is actively recruiting for an Inorganic Chemist/Wet Chemist in the ORANGE COUNTY, CA area. Responsibilities: Performs analysis of environmental samples according to SOPs. Prepares and submits analytical reports in a timely manner. Calibrates, operates, and maintains analytical instruments. Prepares analytical standards and reagents use...
The Chemical and Polymer Technologies RD&E team is seeking a Senior Chemist to engage in product development and technical platform research efforts. The role requires a strong working knowledge of industrial chemistry, preferably in formulation science and the characterization and use of biological catalysts. The successful candidate will work within the CPT team and maintain strong relationships...
NALCO Eagan, MN
The Facility Care RD&E team is seeking a Chemist / Sr. Chemist to help drive our Floor Care innovation pipeline through a combination of formula/concept development and project leadership. This role will require significant hands-on development work in the laboratory to develop and test new formulations, as well as regular local field tests to install the test products and perform ongoing data col...
NALCO Eagan, MN
The Chemical and Polymer Technologies RD&E team is seeking a Senior Chemist to engage in product development and technical platform research efforts. The role requires a strong working knowledge of industrial chemistry, preferably in formulation science and the characterization and use of biological catalysts. The successful candidate will work within the CPT team and maintain strong relationships...
Are you passionate about science and beauty? Do you want to join a global beauty leader and create breakthrough beauty products that empower women? Avon’s Research & Development team of 350 scientists create and evaluate approximately 1,000 new products every year at our state-of-the-art Global Research and Development facility in Suffern, NY. The $100 million, 225,000 square-foot facility (loca...
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...
Lead Pre-Development team to develop innovative and disruptive make up products with proven consumer perceivable benefits. Knowledge and experience in film former technologies in order to create disruptive Lip technologies/products. Work in a team-oriented environment to identify new technologies with potential benefits and translate the technology into cosmetic products. Interact with various gr...
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...
A growing candle & home fragrance manufacturing company located in Minneapolis Minnesota is seeking a candle formulation chemist/ R&D manager whom is independent, organized and a self-starter. Our company manufactures home fragrance products including leading retail and luxury brand candles and reed diffusers to various markets in North America and overseas. Candidate must be knowledgeable on for...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Job Description Opportunities available for St. Louis-based chemists with HPLC experience using Waters' Empower software (admin-users, super-users, users). These openings are permanent, full-time positions with excellent benefits on the 1st or 2nd shift. Company has been in business 50 years performing pharmaceutical analyses within a challenging, fast-paced cGMP environment. The work is interes...
Tradebe Environmental Service is a member of the TRADEBE GROUP. The TRADEBE GROUP consists of 20 companies that supply services in areas of environmental protection and management, treatment and recycling of industrial and urban waste and sewage in Spain, United States and the UK. The Tradebe Environmental Service is seeking a Lab Pack Chemist to oversee the operation of lab pack process. At TRAD...
Our client is currently seeking a Analytical Chemist. Must have HPLC and pharm or environmental analysis experience. Prefers 6 months -2 years of industry experience, pharmaceutical experience is a plus, but will consider entry level. TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: These analytical chemists will be dedicated to chemical and physical analysis of dosage products under development in Pharm R&D. ...
Analytical Chemist A growing specialty chemical manufacturing company in Baytown near Houston, Texas is looking for an analytical chemist. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry required, with basic knowledge and experience in analytical equipment such as G.C., L.C., mass spectrophotometer, IR spectrophotometer, wet chemical analytical equipment, etc. Besides salary, Chemicals Incorporated offers an...
Analytical Chemist We are seeking an analytical chemist to provide analytical support for various research and development teams. The individual will provide quantitative analysis of small molecules. A broad based analytical chemistry background is needed for the position. The position requires a BS or MS degree in Chemistry. It is focused on providing analytical chemistry support for formulatio...
Our client has been a leader in the pharmaceutical industry for over 60 years. They are committed to finding, developing, and introducing innovative medicines that meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. Job Description Performs a variety of chemical analysis and GMP review of raw materials, packaging components, ancillary solutions, in-process samples, fin...

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