Analytical Chemist

Analytical Chemist Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Analytical Chemist job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Chemistry
  • Chromatography
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Method Development
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  • Wet Chemistry
  • GC-MS
  • UV/Vis Spectroscopy
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • Analytical Method Validation
  • Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)
  • FTIR
  • GC-FID
  • Validation
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Quality Control
  • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • ICP-MS

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Resume Skills: Laboratory

  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Titrations
  • Purification techniques
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Extraction and Identification techniques
  • Microscopy
  • Chromatography
  • Titration
  • Spectroscopy
  • Distillation
  • Chromatography (HPLC, GC)
  • Spectroscopy (IR, UV, MS)
  • Crystallization
  • pH meter operation
  • Spectrophotometric assays
  • Performance Qualification (PQ)
  • Operational Qualification (OQ)
  • Installation Qualification (IQ)
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • Electrochemistry
  • Ultracentrifugation
  • Atomic Absorption
  • Gas Chromatography
  • HPLC
  • NMR
  • IR
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
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Resume Skills: Compliance & Safety

  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • ISO 17025
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER)
  • GMP
  • GLP
  • FDA Regulations
  • SOP
  • OSHA
  • In-House SOPs
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • ICH Guidelines
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Quality Control Procedures
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Resume Skills: Software

  • LabSolutions
  • ChemStation
  • ChemDraw
  • Empower Software
  • JMP
  • Minitab
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • LabVIEW
  • SPSS
  • OpenLab
  • EndNote
  • MestReNova
  • SigmaPlot
  • KaleidaGraph
  • Gaussian 09
  • Chemdraw
  • LabView
  • Excel
  • Python (Basics)
  • R
  • OriginPro
  • Sigmaplot
  • Chem3D
  • Spartan
  • Gaussian
  • Python
  • R Studio
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Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Chemistry

Resume Skills: Instrumentation Proficiency

Resume Skills: Software & Tools

Resume Skills: Lab

Resume Skills: Lab Equipment

Resume Skills: Chemical Analysis

Resume Skills: Instrumentation Knowledge

Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Other Hard

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Sample Analytical Chemist Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Analytical Chemist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Senior Analytical Chemist
Streamlined laboratory workflow by integrating Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), improving overall efficiency by 20%
Secured the quality control process by developing robust Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reducing non-compliance issues by 80%
Implemented a new High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) technique, resulting in a 30% overall reduction in sample analysis time
Established a successful method for the validation of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques, which increased accuracy by 15%
Guided a team of 5 analysts and consistently met project deadlines for a $4M contract
Bayer Corporation February 2017 - December 2020
Analytical Chemist
Reduced errors in UV/Vis Spectroscopy data interpretation by 25% through the development and introduction of a custom method
Aided in the implementation of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) protocols, ensuring company-wide compliance
Led a project to improve Ion Chromatography methodologies, thus increasing laboratory output by 10% June 2015 - January 2017
Lab Assistant
Supported the development of FTIR analytical methods leading to a 15% increase in sample throughput
Promoted Wet Chemistry techniques leading to 10% cost improvement in materials testing
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry
Thesis: 'Spectroscopic Analysis of Complex Mixtures'
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2013
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Relevant Coursework: Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis
Analytical Techniques: Chromatography (HPLC, GC), Spectroscopy (IR, UV, MS), Titration, Distillation, Crystallization
Lab Skills: Calibration and Maintenance of Lab Equipment, Safe Handling of Chemicals, Precise Measurement and Mixing, Lab Results Interpretation
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, LabSolutions, OpenLab, ChemDraw, EndNote
Regulations & Standards: FDA Regulations, GLP, GMP, ICH Guidelines
Certifications: Certified Professional Chemist (CPC) - American Institute of Chemists (AIC), 2019
Professional Affiliations: Member - American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017-Present
Publications: Contributing Author on 'Analytical Methods in Organic Synthesis' - Published in Journal of Analytical Chemistry, February 2019
Workshops & Training: Hazardous Waste Management Training - OSHA, November 2018
Your Name
QC Chemist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2021 - Present
QC Lab Manager
Led a team of 10 chemists in maintaining adherence to strict quality control standards, reducing the rate of non-conformance by 35%
Applied advanced knowledge of HPLC and GC-FID methodologies to introduce automated QC processes, resulting in a 40% increase in output and efficiency
Designed a comprehensive training program for junior team members achieving 100% GLP and GMP compliance
Streamlined method validation techniques resulting in an error reduction of 20%
Introduced a LIMS system which automated data analysis and improved decision making
Roche January 2018 - January 2021
QC Chemist
Developed a novel analytical method using HPLC, reducing sample analysis time by 35%
Maintained high levels of SOP adherence, increasing lab efficiency by 15%
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure strict adherence to quality control measures June 2015 - December 2017
Lab Technician
Contributed to the development of an optimized GC-MS protocol, improving product quality by 20%
Increased lab productivity by 15% by adhering to SOPs
Involved in a project using UV/Vis Spectroscopy which resulted in a 20% reduction in manpower
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2018
Master of Science - Analytical Chemistry
Emphasis on Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance
Resume Worded University June 2015
Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry
Minors in Physics and Organic Chemistry
Chemistry Skills: Quality control, Regulatory standards, Chromatography, Titration, Cleaning validation, Wet Chemistry
Instrumentation Proficiency: Gas Chromatography (Skilled), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (Advanced), Mass Spectrometry (Intermediate)
Software & Tools: LIMS, BioVia, TrackWise, Empower 3, Office 365, SAP
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Professional Chemist (CPC
Training: GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), ISO 17025 Training
Projects: Led successful optimization of testing protocols, resulting in 15% reduction in test time
Professional Memberships: Member of The American Chemical Society (ACS)
Your Name
Clinical Chemist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Head Clinical Chemist
Directed a team of 8 chemists for method development and validation of LC-MS techniques leading to a 30% reduction in errors
Developed Quality Control systems which improved clinical chemistry test accuracy by 25%
Introduced new liquid handling technologies resulting in a 15% increase in laboratory throughput
Implemented GLP and GMP standards achieving 100% compliance
Spearheaded a LIMS integration project saving 20 hours per week in a manual data entry
Thermo Fisher Scientific May 2016 - December 2020
Clinical Chemist
Utilized GC-MS in the analysis of clinical samples improving efficiency by 20%
Improved data accuracy by 15% by enhancing SOPs
Contributed to a cross-functional team in the development of a novel HPLC method for clinical sample analysis June 2014 - April 2016
Lab Associate
Assisted in the development of a new UV/Vis Spectroscopy method increasing sample throughput by 15%
Maintained high level compliance with GLP, GMP and SOPs, ensuring efficiency and accuracy in sample testing
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2016
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Biochemistry
Thesis: 'Identification and Characterization of Novel Biomarkers in Oncology'
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science
Completed with distinction, Ranked 2nd in class of 100
Certified member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Chemist: American Board of Clinical Chemistry (2020)
Memberships: American Association of Clinical Chemistry, American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Volunteer Experience: Volunteer Clinical Chemist for Medical Mission Abroad: 2018-Present
Your Name
Laboratory Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Senior Laboratory Analyst
Leveraged Analytical Chemistry skills and advanced knowledge in GC-MS to enhance efficiency of experiments, decreasing average procedure times by 25%
Spearheaded the implementation of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) procedures, reducing laboratory errors by 20%
Implemented effective use of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to streamline data management and improve data accuracy by 30%
Developed a cross-training program focusing on Wet Chemistry and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), resulting in a more versatile team and 15% increase in project completion rates
Conducted precise Quality Control measures that minimized standard deviations in test results by 18% January 2016 - February 2019
Laboratory Analyst
Applied High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Gas Chromatography techniques, leading to 20% more accurate analysis results
Enhanced laboratory safety protocols in accordance with ISO 17025, leading to a decrease in accidents by 15% in a year
Innovated an ELISA method validation process, improving the detection limits by 10%
Johnson & Johnson June 2012 - December 2015
Quality Control Analyst
Conducted thorough Microbiology testing on samples to ensure compliance with GMP, reducing non-conformance issues by 30%
Facilitated the transition to a 5S methodology, increasing lab productivity by 10%
Maintained a precise calibration log for all UV/Vis Spectroscopy and ICP-OES equipment, reducing calibration-related issues by 20%
Resume Worded University May 2011
Master's in Analytical Chemistry
Specialized in Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Control
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry
Minor in Biochemistry
Graduated with High Distinction
Laboratory Techniques: Spectrophotometry, Chromatography, Titrimetry, Polarimetry, Refractometry, Potentiometry
Software: LabVIEW, LabCollector, Bika LIMS, LabSolutions, ChemStation, Microsoft Office
Quality Control & Assurance: Method Development & Validation, Process Validation, Quality Auditing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
Certifications: Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) - American Society for Quality (2017), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) - American Society for Quality (2016)
Awards: Employee of the Year (2016) -, Best Newcomer (2012) - Johnson & Johnson
Projects: Successful launch of full-quality control operation for new pharmaceutical product line (2019)
Your Name
Quality Control Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2018 - Present
Senior Quality Control Analyst
Led a team of analysts in achieving a significant 10% increase in compliance with GLP in the chemistry laboratory
Applied Analytical Chemistry and Wet Chemistry skills, leading to an improvement in product quality by 20%
Implemented Lean principles and 5S Methodology in lab operations to streamline workflows, reducing waste by 15%
Piloted a new documentation process using LIMS, reducing data entry errors by 18%
Collaborated cross-departmentally to develop and revise SOPs, leading to an increase in operational efficiency by 30%
Resume Worded January 2015 - March 2018
Quality Control Analyst
Coordinated and tested samples using Gas Chromatography, enhancing testing efficiency by 15%
Spearheaded new validation process for ELISA tests, improving test specificity by 8%
Conducted microbiological assessments ensuring a 98% adherence to GMP guidelines
Pfizer June 2011 - December 2014
Laboratory Technician
Authored and updated SOPs leading to improved lab practices and 10% reduction in procedure errors
Managed calibration and maintenance of UV/Vis Spectroscopy equipment, resulting in a 2% increase in accuracy
Applied Chromatography techniques in sample analysis, increasing throughput by 10%
Resume Worded Institute September 2013
Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry
Completed a rigorous thesis on the implementation of quality control methods in the pharmaceutical industry
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Specialized in Instrumental Analysis and Chemical Engineering
Graduated with Distinction (Top 5% of class)
Quality Control: ISO 9001, GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), Six Sigma
Scientific Software: LabVIEW, ChemDraw, Minitab, LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems), JMP
Laboratory Equipment: PCR, HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography), GC (Gas Chromatography), Mass Spectrometer, FTIR (Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy)
Technical: Troubleshooting, Calibration, Validation, SOP (Standard Operating Procedures), QA/QC Procedures, Risk Analysis
Certifications: ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Publications: Multiple peer-reviewed publications in analytical chemistry
Volunteering: Hands-On Labs (Volunteer Lab Assistant, supported lab technicians in training students)
Professional Affiliations: American Society for Quality (ASQ), American Chemical Society (ACS)
Your Name
Laboratory Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Johnson & Johnson February 2019 - Present
Lab Supervisor
Transformed lab’s reporting protocols using LIMS to increase data accuracy by 10%
Led procurement for lab equipment resulting in 5% annual cost savings while maintaining ISO 17025 standards
Developed training programs focusing on SOPs, GLP and Wet Chemistry, increasing overall team efficiency by 20%
Enforced strict adherence to GMP, resulting in a 10% decrease in quality non-compliance issues
Standardized Method Development procedures, reducing method-related errors by 15%. December 2015 - January 2019
Lab Technician
Utilized Analytical Chemistry principles in the testing and validation of products, increasing analytical output by 10%
Administered accurate and precise controls for GC-MS, improving analysis performance by 10%
Applied 5S methodology in lab environment resulting in safer lab conditions and 8% reduction in accidents.
Resume Worded May 2012 - November 2015
Junior Lab Technician
Adhered to and enforced GLP, significantly decreasing lab deviations and incidents by 20%
Managed and updated an efficient calibration schedule for ICP-OES equipment, improving equipment utilization by 10%
Assured lab safety through strict adherence to ISO 17025 standards, resulting in a 15% decrease in safety incidents.
Resume Worded University August 2015
Master's Degree in Biotechnology
Thesis: 'Application of Gene Editing in Disease Diagnosis and Treatment'
Resume Worded Institute June 2012
Bachelor of Science (BSc), major in Biology
Relevant coursework: Molecular Biology, Organic and Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology
Graduated with Distinction (Top 5% of class)
Technical Skills: Laboratory Management, Sterilization Techniques, Lab Equipment Calibration, Microscopy Proficiency, Statistical Data Analysis, Experiment Documentation, Biosafety Level III (BLS III) trained
Software: LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), GraphPad Prism, R, SQL
Certifications: Certified Laboratory Technician - American Medical Technologists (AMT, 2015)
Projects: Developed a cost-effective method of DNA extraction that saved the company $10k annually at
Publications: Co-authored a research paper on 'The Impact of Gene Technologies on Medical Diagnosis', published in the Journal of Biomedical Techniques in 2018
Volunteering: Volunteer Lab Assistant, Local High School Science Lab – Helped set up experiments and demonstrated lab safety procedures to students

How do I add skills to an Analytical Chemist resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Analytical Chemist posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Analytical Chemistry, Method Development and Chemistry are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Gas Chromatography.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Wet Chemistry, Chromatography and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like GC-MS, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Emphasize your ability to solve problems.

Recruiters want to know that you're the kind of person that can solve new and challenging problems. In your Analytical Chemist resume, highlight projects that involved problems that were technically complex or mattered to the company.

Show evidence of your analytical skills.

Analytical skills involve your ability to break down a problem and come up with effective solutions. On Analytical Chemist resumes, hiring managers want to see evidence of how you analyzed quantitative or qualitative data.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Analytical Chemist, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Analytical Chemist Skills & Keywords

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Top Analytical Chemist Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What skills should you put on an Analytical Chemist resume?

Some popular Analytical Chemist hard skills are High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Analytical Chemistry, Gas Chromatography, Chemistry, Chromatography, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Method Development and Wet Chemistry.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), GC-MS, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), FTIR and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) can also be good to include on your resume.

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