Top 15 Chemist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 18
What qualities or experience make you the best candidate for this position?
I am all all about commitment, getting the job done, doing it right ,
Discipline determination and ability to work under pressure.
As a chemist, I have been exposed to learn the properties and chemical components of matter and their chemical reactions strategies.
Iam fast, good and teamworker.
My experience in a lead faced environment.
Question 2 of 18
Tell me about a time where you faced a difficult problem. How did you go about finding an answer?
By researching and reading journals and discussing with coworkers.
During my industrial attachment, Iwas poised to know the chemistry of brewing and not just the physical changes.I made researches and also indulged in the production of beer which gave me a practical knowledge and satisfied my curiosity to my findings.
Usualy 1 week research and experimentatiomn.
Question 3 of 18
What new skills have you learned over the last year?
I have upgraded myself by self motivating and learning how the drug development process and how the clinical trials conducted.
The use of personal protective equipment
Management of Laboratory
Environmental and safety skills
Question 4 of 18
What new methods in Chemistry excite you the most?
Method of detection chemical component used in daily life.
In my experience by handling each analytical equipment like HPLC,UV etc make me excite because you learn new thing everytime.
Discovering new medicine.
Question 5 of 18
Describe two or three major trends in your profession today.
I can in few years down the road had a chance to become scientist and develop new drugs.
Question 6 of 18
Why did you want to become a Chemist?
I like inventing and experimenting things it fascinate how the molecule interact with other molecule creating a whole new compound.
Question 7 of 18
How long do you see yourself as a Chemist?
Question 8 of 18
What work do you look forward to doing here at Brown Chemistry Inc.
I am excited to be part of your team as the company developing new drugs and I can contribute my strengths to develop the company in participating developing process.
Question 9 of 18
What do you know about our company and our Chemists?
Theraven is a developing biopharma inventing developing testing new drugs and there are already released drug into The market.I do believe your company have excellent team who is working to develop the new drugs with their intelectual ideas.
Question 10 of 18
Why is Chemistry important to you?
Human always attracted something because there is chemistry.
It fascinates how the molecules interact creating anew molecule and new techniques are coming up these days or even enhanced analytical equipment.
I love experimentation and inventions.
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Question 11 of 18
What excites you about Chemistry?
To know every structural of chemical substances.
Question 12 of 18
What things can you improve upon to make you a better Chemist?
By reading updated chemistry journals, attending seminars by adapting new procedures.
Question 13 of 18
Tell me about a few tests or research studies you performed that went well at your last position.
In pharma company they were developing soft gelatin capsules and I helped in validating them along with my team and it was a success they did release the tablets into the market.
Dna extraction , chromatography.
Question 14 of 18
Describe any new implementations you did at your last job?
My recent internship experiences and education help me to be a self-motivated, determined and aspiring analytical chemist.
Question 15 of 18
How do you keep current with whats going on in Chemistry?
By reading journals, seminars, discussing with coworkers.
I read chemistry journals.
Question 16 of 18
What is the hardest challenge that you have encountered as a Chemist?
Not knowing the application of every single atoms.
Question 17 of 18
Are you a natural problem solver?
I can say that I AM a problem solver when some deviation comes I try to work backwards and most of the times I figure out the problem myself.
Question 18 of 18
Do you work well on a team?
Yes I am good team player always learning new things.
October 4th, 2017
Chemists work mainly in laboratories, researching chemicals and looking for ways to use them to improve the way we live. They have extensive knowledge of laboratories processes and equipment that they use to perform all types of laboratory testing. The exact type of testing they conduct depends on the industry they are working in and the type of information they are seeking.
A bachelor's degree in chemistry may be sufficient to land you an entry-level position with a smaller company. However, you will need to complete a master's degree or a Ph.D. for better opportunities and higher earning potential. Chemists must be extremely patient and have strong research, analytical, laboratory, and problem-solving skills. They must also be observant and have a keen eye for detail.
Why did you choose to become a chemist? Is this something you intend to do for the long-term or are you looking for some kind of stopgap arrangement? What makes you a good fit for this role? Do you like working in a lab? These are some of the questions prospective employers generally ask candidates applying for a chemist position. To see more such questions, go to Mock Questions.