Chemist Job Openings - 902 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,999

    Chemist
    Florida Crystals Corporation

    Crockett, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,900

    Chemist
    BP Americas, Inc.

    Whiting, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,178

    Chemist
    Sasol North America

    Lake Charles, LA

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,891

    Chemist
    Randstad

    Pearl River, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,020

    Chemist
    System One Services

    East Greenwich, RI

  • Estimated Salary

    $43,534

    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Allison Park, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    Chemist
    Dupont

    Orange, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Chemist
    Honeywell

    Bryan, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,614

    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Tucson, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Chemist

    Melville, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,443

    NEW
    Chemist
    The Sherwin-Williams Company

    Marengo, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,670

    NEW
    Chemist
    Randstad Holding

    McPherson, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,796

    Chemist
    Automation Personnel Services

    Clinton, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,600

    NEW
    Chemist
    General Dynamics

    Groton, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,900

    NEW
    Chemist
    BP

    Whiting, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,578

    NEW
    Chemist
    Koch Industries

    Wichita, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Chemist
    Air Force Personnel Center

    Edwards Air Force Base, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    NEW
    Chemist
    Air Force Personnel Center

    Edwards Air Force Base, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,408

    NEW
    Chemist
    Headquarters, AMC

    Redstone Arsenal, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,785

    NEW
    Chemist
    Lubrizol

    Wickliffe, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,387

    Chemist
    Ashland Corporate

    Dublin, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,181

    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Tampa, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,397

    NEW
    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Cartersville, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,443

    Chemist
    Environmental Monitoring and Technologies, Inc.

    Morton Grove, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,530

    NEW
    Chemist
    System One Services

    Wilson, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,298

    NEW
    Chemist
    Ecolab

    Greensboro, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,614

    NEW
    Chemist
    Staff Matters

    Tucson, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,512

    NEW
    Chemist
    Mars

    Flowery Branch, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $79,656

    NEW
    Chemist
    Kelly

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,901

    NEW
    Chemist
    Cps, Inc.

    Huntley, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,512

    NEW
    Chemist
    Mars

    Flowery Branch, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Marlborough, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,703

    Chemist
    Confidential

    New Orleans, LA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,223

    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Milwaukee, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,410

    Chemist

    Avon, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    Chemist
    Belcan

    Saint Louis, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,785

    NEW
    Chemist
    The Lubrizol Corporation

    Wickliffe, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Chemist
    Randstad Holding

    Rocky Mount, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,297

    NEW
    Chemist
    Ecolab

    Midland, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,578

    NEW
    Chemist
    Koch Business Solutions

    Wichita, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,387

    NEW
    Chemist
    Cps, Inc.

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,600

    NEW
    Chemist
    General Dynamics

    Groton, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,547

    NEW
    Chemist
    Jubilant Cadista Inc.

    Salisbury, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Chemist
    Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Riverhead, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,603

    Chemist
    Parker Hannifin Corp

    Oxnard, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $54,411

    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $52,999

    Chemist
    ASR Group/Domino Sugar

    Crockett, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,397

    NEW
    Chemist
    Kelly

    Cartersville, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,891

    NEW
    Chemist
    Randstad Holding

    Pearl River, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,000

    NEW
    Chemist
    Dupont

    Orange, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,990

    NEW
    Chemist
    Randstad Holding

    Brewster, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,254

    NEW
    Chemist
    Lab Pros

    Salem, NH

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,064

    Chemist
    Sannova Analytical

    Somerset, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,430

    Chemist
    Belcan

    Chesterfield, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,990

    Chemist
    Randstad

    Brewster, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,877

    Chemist
    Matheson Linweld

    Caln, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,877

    Chemist
    Kelly Services

    Croydon, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,856

    NEW
    Chemist
    Kelly

    Champaign, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,410

    NEW
    Chemist
    Clean Harbors

    Avon, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,512

    NEW
    Chemist
    Cps, Inc.

    Macon, GA

Chemist Jobs

average

$55,480

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

What does a Chemist do

The primary role of a Chemist is to create new products such as synthetic fibers, drugs, and cosmetics. They conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses to develop new products or knowledge.

how to become a Chemist

Chemists and materials scientists need at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field. However, a master’s degree or Ph.D. is required for many research jobs.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or in a related field is needed for entry-level chemist or materials scientist jobs. Although some materials scientists hold a degree in materials science, most have a degree in chemistry, physics, or engineering. Many jobs require a master’s degree or a Ph.D. and also may require significant levels of work experience. Chemists and materials scientists with a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience typically lead basic- or applied-research teams.

Many colleges and universities offer degree programs in chemistry that are approved by the American Chemical Society. There are few programs specifically in materials science, but the number of programs is gradually increasing. Some colleges offer materials science as a specialization within their chemistry programs, and some engineering schools offer degrees in the joint field of materials science and engineering. High school students can prepare for college coursework by taking chemistry, math, and computer science classes.

Undergraduate chemistry majors typically are required to take courses in analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. In addition to chemistry coursework, they take classes in mathematics, biological sciences, and physics. Computer science courses are essential, because chemists and materials scientists need computer skills to perform modeling and simulation tasks, manage and manipulate databases, and operate computerized laboratory equipment.

Laboratory experience, either at a college or university, or through internships, fellowships, or work–study programs in industry, is also useful.

Graduate students studying chemistry commonly specialize in a subfield, such as analytical chemistry or inorganic chemistry. For example, those interested in doing research in the pharmaceutical industry usually develop a strong background in medicinal or organic chemistry.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Chemists and materials scientists carry out scientific experiments and studies. They must be precise and accurate in their analyses, because errors could invalidate their research.

Communication skills. Chemists and materials scientists need to communicate with team members and other scientists. They must be able to read and write technical reports and give presentations.

Critical-thinking skills. Chemists and materials scientists carefully evaluate their own work and the work of others. They must determine if results and conclusions are based on sound science.

Interpersonal skills. Chemists and materials scientists typically work on interdisciplinary research teams and need to work well with others toward a common goal. Many serve as team leaders and must be able to motivate and direct other team members.

Math skills. Chemists and materials scientists regularly use complex mathematical equations and formulas, and they need a broad understanding of mathematics, including calculus, algebra, and statistics.

Organizational skills. Chemists and materials scientists need to document processes carefully in order to conform to regulations and industry procedures. Disorganization in the workplace can lead to legal problems, damage to equipment, and chemical spills.

Perseverance. Scientific research involves substantial trial and error, and chemists and materials scientists must not become discouraged in their work.

Problem-solving skills. Chemists and materials scientists research and develop new and improved chemical products, processes, and materials. This work requires a great deal of trial and error on the part of chemists and materials scientists before a unique solution is found.

Time-management skills. Chemists and materials scientists usually need to meet deadlines when conducting research. They must be able to manage time and prioritize tasks efficiently while maintaining their quality of work.

Advancement

Chemists typically receive greater responsibility and independence in their work as they gain experience. Greater responsibility also is gained through further education. Ph.D. chemists usually lead research teams and have control over the direction and content of projects, but even Ph.D. holders have room to advance as they gain experience. As chemists become more proficient in managing research projects, they may take on larger, more complicated, and more expensive projects.

Some chemists and materials scientists become natural sciences managers.

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Real Chemist Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chemist Tri-Tech Laboratories, Inc. Lynchburg, VA Sep 09, 2015 $150,000
Computational Chemist Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc. NJ Nov 15, 2016 $141,840
Synthetic Chemist Singular Genomics Systems, Inc. New York, NY Dec 23, 2016 $117,060
Chemist II-Manufacturing Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Cranbury, NJ Oct 02, 2015 $113,300
Synthetic Chemist Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Feb 02, 2016 $113,000
Chemist Perrigo Pharmaceuticals Company Allegan, MI Jan 07, 2015 $108,500
Chemist Wes Pharma Inc. Westminster, MD Jun 17, 2016 $106,621
Chemist Royal Holdings, Inc. Michigan Center, MI May 09, 2016 $105,000
Chemist Amspec, LLC Concord, CA Sep 21, 2016 $105,000
Chemist II Chemtex Environmental Laboratory Inc. Port Arthur, TX Dec 23, 2016 $104,500

Top Skills for a Chemist

Know what it takes to get the job done

LABEquipmentMethodDevelopmentAnalyticalMethodsProductDevelopmentHplcProceduresRAWMaterialsChemistryGc/MsUv/VisSafetyIONChromatographySamplePreparationFtirFDAUSPGMPRFt-IrAnalyticalInstruments

Top Chemist Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for chemist jobs include:
  1. LAB Equipment
  2. Method Development
  3. Analytical Methods
The following examples show how job seekers include the top skills on their resumes:
  • Led in the evaluation, capital request, and installation of lab equipment.
  • Dedicated to increasing productivity by implementation of new instrumentation and method development.
  • Developed bioanalytical methods for quantitative and qualitative analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients for use on HPLC instrumentation.
  • Contributed in the formulations and preparation processes of pharmaceutical dosage forms and with new drug/product development.
  • Transferred methods from HPLC to UPLC.

FDA, Method Development, Uv/Vis, Product Development, LAB Equipment, Safety, Analytical Methods, USP, ION Chromatography, GMP, Analytical Instruments, Procedures, RAW Materials, Gc/Ms, Ft-Ir, R, Chemistry, Hplc, Sample Preparation, Ftir

Top Chemist Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Chemist Employers

Chemist positions seems to be very popular at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where they currently get hired the most.

The data shows that these companies have high demand for Chemist candidates:
  1. Agilent Technologies
  2. Abbvie
  3. Alpha Analytical
  4. Actavis

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Chemist positions.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Agilent Technologies, Abbvie, Alpha Analytical, Actavis, Intertek, AIT, L'Oreal USA, Mylan LLC, Sigma-Aldrich

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