Senior Chemist Job Openings - 30 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,323

    Snr Principal Instructor-Training
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $123,718

    NEW
    Sales Snr Manager
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,323

    Snr Principal Instructor-Training
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $120,000

    NEW
    Sales Snr Director
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $120,000

    Consulting Sales Snr Director
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Sr - RT
    Absolute Opportunities

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior (Risk Policy)
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Trading Analyt Model Dev Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Sr. Analytic Gamer
    SAIC

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Sr Analytic Methodologist
    Bae Systems

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Sr - RT
    Absolute Opportunities

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Quantitative Analytics Sr
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    NEW
    Quantitative Analytics Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,398

    NEW
    Sr. Chemist
    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $92,694

    Sr. Analytic Gamer Job
    SAIC

    McLean, VA

Senior Chemist Jobs

average

$92,695

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

What does a Senior Chemist do

Senior Chemists are responsible for designing, developing, and testing formulations and compounds. They also maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment and relevant documentation.

how to become a Senior 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 Senior Chemist Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Chemist SDC Technologies, Inc. Irvine, CA Jun 30, 2016 $117,000
SR. Chemist American Antibiotics, Inc. Brooklyn Park, MD Apr 18, 2016 $110,000
Senior Analytical Chemist Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Washington, DC Jan 14, 2016 $109,777
Senior Chemist W. R. Meadows, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Jul 18, 2016 $107,723
Senior Chemist Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport, TN Jun 06, 2016 $107,505
Senior Chemist 3M Company Saint Paul, MN May 08, 2016 $107,303
Senior Chemist-Polystyrene Plant Support Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. La Porte, TX Aug 12, 2015 $106,920
Senior Scientist-Analytical Chemist Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Jul 12, 2015 $105,000
Senior Pharmaceutical Chemist S&B Pharma, Inc. D/B/A Alkem Laboratories Fenton, MO Nov 10, 2016 $105,000
Senior Chemist Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport, TN Jul 18, 2016 $102,505 -
$112,505

Top Skills for a Senior Chemist

Know what it takes to get the job done

MethodDevelopmentLaboratoryEquipmentAnalyticalMethodsWETChemistryTechniquesHplcAnalyticalProceduresRAWMaterialsGc/MsUv/VisSafetyRQa/QcChromatographyFDAGMPTestMethodsUSPEPAProductDevelopmentLims

Top Senior Chemist Skills

For senior chemist jobs, , companies seek candidates with the following abilities:
  1. Method Development
  2. Laboratory Equipment
  3. Analytical Methods
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Performed method development, validation, carried out quantitative and qualitative analyses in support of method transfers.
  • Performed routine and non-routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and software, including problem identification and resolution.
  • Used microscopy and other analytical methods to evaluate product quality.
  • Trained and mentored lab staff on instruments, wet chemistry techniques, data interpretation and documentation and work instructions.
  • Perform routine HPLC and IRMS instrument analysis, maintenance and calibration of all lab equipment.

FDA, Method Development, Laboratory Equipment, Uv/Vis, Product Development, Safety, Analytical Methods, USP, EPA, Test Methods, Hplc, Chromatography, Qa/Qc, Analytical Procedures, RAW Materials, Gc/Ms, R, GMP, WET Chemistry Techniques, Lims

Top Senior Chemist Employers

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Top 10 Senior Chemist Employers

Senior Chemist positions seems to be very popular at Metrics, Inc. where they currently get hired the most.

Senior Chemist job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
  2. Coty Inc.
  3. Eli Lilly and Company
  4. URL Pharma

At the end of the day, Senior Chemist candidates can currently find jobs at 10 companies.

Metrics, Inc., Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Coty Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, URL Pharma, Mylan LLC, Hospira, Axcentria Pharmaceuticals, City of Cleveland, Personnel Department, Zotos International

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