Scientific and Clinical Careers

Job Title

Scientific & Clinical Job Details


Job Code: #725
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $22.00 - $24.00/hour
Job Location: Melrose Park, IL
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Job Description

Job Title:  Chemist

Pay:  $22.00 - $24.00/hour

Job Description: The main function of a chemist is conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses in laboratories for quality, process control or to develop new products or knowledge. A typical chemist is responsible for creating new products and processes or improving existing ones for clients.

Job Responsibilities:

• Analyze organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, composition, structure, relationships and reactions.

• Improve and customize products, equipment, formulas, processes and analytical methods.

• Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency and to diagnose malfunctions.

• Write technical papers and reports and prepare standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products or tests.

• Prepare test solutions, compounds and reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct tests.

• Confer with scientists and engineers to conduct analyses of research projects and assist in the interpretation of test results.


• Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related discipline required. Advanced degree preferred.

• 1-2 years experience required.

• Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.

• Basic ability to work independently and manage one’s time.

• Basic knowledge of the chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo.

• Basic ability to analyze data and accurately document and record results.