What does a QC Chemist do?

Quality control chemists are chemists who are specially trained in procedures to evaluate and maintain quality control standards in a laboratory. They perform routine daily testing and inspections of lab equipment and materials. They ensure compliance with all applicable federal standards and regulations, along with adherence to internal quality guidelines and protocol. They also provide a range of support services and assist lab technicians and other staff. They investigate and research any abnormalities or non-compliant results. They are responsible for maintaining thorough and organized records and documentation.

Quality control chemists have at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related scientific field, although an advanced degree is an asset. They must have hands-on experience performing testing and other quality control procedures in a lab environment. These chemists must be highly organized and pay meticulous attention to detail.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

QC Chemist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£32,711 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £33K
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QC Chemist Career Path

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QC Chemist
18 Aug 2021

“It provides a good opportunity to learn and develop your career goal.”

Lifecore BiomedicalLifecore Biomedical
QC Chemist II
19 Sep 2021

“Great work and life balance.”

Thermo Fisher ScientificThermo Fisher Scientific
QC Scientist I
5 Nov 2020

“Pay is pretty good compared to what I'm used to for similar work”

QC Chemist
8 Dec 2020

“Good salary as a bigginer”

Quality Control Chemist
16 Aug 2020

“Not many chances of professional development”

Quality Control Chemist
25 Oct 2021

“There are great career opportunities”

Aimmune TherapeuticsAimmune Therapeutics
QC Chemist
18 Mar 2021

“Great people to work with”

QC Chemist
18 Dec 2020

“Very good people to work with”

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