Chemists perform laboratory research by testing and analysing the chemical structure of substances.They translate the research results into industrial production processes which are further used in the development or improvement of products. Chemists are also testing the quality of the manufactured products and their environmental impact.

Alternative label

  • biochemist

  • chemical analyst

  • research chemist

  • environmental chemist

  • inorganic chemist

  • chemistry technician

  • chemical engineer

  • quality assurance chemist

  • industrial chemist

  • nuclear chemist

  • quality control chemist

  • pharmacologist

  • chemical researcher

  • manufacturing chemist

  • toxicologist

  • organic chemist

  • production chemist

  • forensic chemist

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