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You might hire a chemist to:

  • Develop and refine new or existing products (such as cosmetics, food, or pharmaceuticals)
  • Run tests to improve product safety

  • Analyze compounds from organic and inorganic substances
  • Analyze data and write reports on findings
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical technology
Strong numerical, data-inquiry, and analytical skills
Familiarity with laboratory technology and equipment
Ability to manage time and stay organized
Experience designing and executing scientific experiments
Understanding of health and safety standards and regulations
Knowledge of lab safety procedures and best practices
Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Lab experience Lab report writing skills