Skills Chemist near Kitchener (ON)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "chemist" was moved from the group Chemists (NOC 2112) to the group Chemists (NOC 21101).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a chemist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Chemists (NOC 21101).

Tasks

  • Act as technical consultant in a particular field of expertise
  • Participate in the commercialization of new products
  • Supervise other chemists
  • Analyze, synthesize, purify, modify and characterize chemical or biochemical compounds
  • Conduct programs to identify and quantify environmental toxicants
  • Conduct research into the synthesis and properties of chemical compounds and the mechanisms of chemical reactions
  • Conduct research to develop new chemical formulations and processes and devise new technical applications of industrial chemicals and compounds
  • Conduct research to discover, develop, refine and evaluate new products such as those used in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics and other applications of chemistry
  • Develop and conduct programs of analysis to ensure quality control of raw materials, chemical intermediates or final products
  • Investigate chemical aspects of the mechanisms of drug action, the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the organ function
  • Participate in interdisciplinary research and development projects

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
  • Communication Help -
    • Interviewing
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Professional Communicating
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Evaluating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Strategic Planning

    Knowledge

  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Food Production and Agriculture
    • Processing and Production
  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Physics
    • Statistics
    • Mathematics
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