Analytical Chemist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Engineering / Technology
Oil & Gas / Mining / Energy
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Analytical Chemist Job Description

*Analytical chemists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis and toxicology.

*Analytical chemists analyse samples using a range of modern analytical techniques including ion/electro-chromatography, gas/high performance liquid chromatography, spectroscopy etc.

*They are employed by a variety of public and private sector organisations, and can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Using a range of software, techniques and equipment to carry out research and analysis

*Analysing and interpreting data

*Making sure that data is accurately recorded in accordance to guidelines

*Reporting/presenting results

*Writing research papers, reports, reviews and summaries

*Keeping up to date with scientific and technical developments

*Ensuring that health and safety issues are adhered to

*Preparing product licence documentation

*Liaising with customers, suppliers and research/scientific staff

*Developing new analytical methods.

Qualifications and Training

*A good honours degree in a relevant subject such as chemistry, applied/analytical chemistry or biochemistry is normally required for entry into the profession.

*Practical research/laboratory work experience is helpful, although full training in the use of specialised equipment.

*A postgraduate qualification in analytical chemistry may be beneficial for careers in research or for career advancement in the long term, and may allow entry to the profession at a more senior level.

Skills and Specifications

*A logical and independent mind

*Motivation and ability to solve complex problems

*A systematic approach to tasks

*Theoretical knowledge of analytical techniques

*The ability to develop and validate new methods

*Excellent IT skills

*Numerical and analytical ability

*Team working


*Communication and presentation skills.
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