Chemist Job Description

Chemists conduct qualitative and quantitative experiments on chemical substances. They conduct a variety of tests to ensure quality control and develop new products or knowledge of existing products. They perform experiments on both inorganic and organic compounds.

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We are searching for a highly analytical individual for the position of Chemist. A successful candidate will prepare test solutions, analyze organic and inorganic compounds, conduct quality control tests, and research how processes, equipment, and products can be improved.


A chemist can earn anywhere from $47,000 to $98,000 per year. The median salary for this position is $64,000 annually.


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