Chromatographers apply the corresponding chromatography techniques (such as gas, liquid or ion exchange techniques) to identify and analyse samples' chemical compounds. They calibrate and maintain the chromatography machinery and prepare the equipment and solutions. Chromatographers may also develop and apply new chromatography methods according to samples and chemical compounds that need to be analysed.

Alternative label

  • thin layer chromatographer

  • gas chromatographer

  • chromatography machine operative

  • ion-exchange chromatographer

  • liquid chromatographer

  • mass spectrometry specialist

  • LC-MS specialist

  • chromatography machine operator

  • mass spectrometry technician

  • gel permeation chromatographer

  • chromatography technician

  • high performance liquid chromatographer

  • chromatography machine technician

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

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