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

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

    Knowledge

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