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Chemist Job Description

Summary

Responsible for observing and studying the composition, reaction, structure, and properties of chemical substances. Works in laboratories and offices to develop products, processes, packaging, and materials.

Primary responsibilities

  • Work in a laboratory to develop new products.
  • Study the structures, compositions, reactions, and other properties of substances.
  • Analyze substances and compounds to determine their chemical and physical properties, such as their structure and composition.
  • Study different types of reactions.
  • Perform experiments.
  • Add, mix, boil, and freeze substances.
  • Instruct scientists and technicians on proper chemical processing and testing procedures.
  • Prepare and mix test solutions, compounds, and reagents.
  • Analyze components and physical properties of materials.
  • Gather and prepare ingredients, mixing times, and operating temperatures.
  • Investigate the properties, composition, and structure of matter.
  • Experiment with the laws that govern the combination of elements and reactions of substances to each other.
  • Create new products and processes or improve existing ones.
  • Create and develop new and improved drugs, plastics, cleaners, and thousands of other products.
  • Study the structures and chemical properties of various materials to develop new products or enhance existing ones.
  • Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials.
  • Work with superconducting materials, ceramics, and metallic alloys.
  • Work on teams with other scientists, such as biologists and physicists, computer specialists, and engineers.
  • Use computers for modeling, simulation, and experimental analysis.

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