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    Chemists conduct research, improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, or apply scientific knowledge relating to chemistry, mainly to test, develop and improve materials, and industrial products and processes.

    Tasks include:

    (a) conducting research and improving or developing concepts, theories and operational methods related to chemistry;

    (b) conducting experiments, tests and analyses to investigate chemical composition and energy and chemical changes in various natural, artificial or synthetic substances, materials and products-.

    (c) evaluating results of investigations and experiments and deriving conclusions-.

    (d) developing or improving pharmaceutical and other industrial materials, products and processes;

    (e) developing quality control procedures for manufacturers or users;

    (f) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Chemist

  • Chemist, pharmaceutical

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Biochemist - 2212

  • Pharmacist - 2224

  • Pharmacologist - 2212

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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.