Tasks of a chemist
A chemist has several tasks
1. Analyze organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, and reactions, utilizing chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectrophotometry techniques.
2. Induce changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
3. Develop, improve, and customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, and analytical methods.
4. Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency and to diagnose malfunctions.
5. Study effects of various methods of processing, preserving, and packaging on composition and properties of foods.
6. Prepare test solutions, compounds, and reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct test.
7. Confer with scientists and engineers to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests.
8. Write technical papers and reports; and prepare standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests.
9. Direct, coordinate, and advise personnel in test procedures for analyzing components and physical properties of materials.