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Available for exploratory interviews.
Ref: EP20153434

Company classification: Research and Development Industry in: Chemicals Inorganic | Non-Living - eg Ceramics Highest formal qualification and other: PHD Advanced Certificate Discipline: Polymer Technology Years of experience range: d. 6 to 10 years (a. Less than 1 year management) Annual package range: South African Rand - ZAR Annual package range: 351 000 - 450 000, per annum Nationality: South African Home and other languages: English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Northern Sotho, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Southern Sotho, Tshivenda, Tswana, Xitsonga, Zulu Gender: Male Ethnicity: African/Black Candidate location: South Africa Location preference: I am open to positions internationally.

Online Interview Questionnaire

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

As a requirement by the Department to accumulate technical skills during the duration of my postgraduate studies.
My role is to assist with technical duties for the chemistry practicals in the institution.
To gain research and teaching experiences in case I continue my professional journey in the academia.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Knowledge of operating different analytical instruments.
Instrument calibration and troubleshooting.
Proper preparations of chemistry practicals undertaken.
Thorough understanding of chemistry principles and content.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am a friendly and approachable individual. I always strive to improve my knowledge and skills by participating in various activities that provide opportunities for growth. I am a hard worker and once I set my mind on my goals, I make sure to achieve them. I am confident, willing, reliable, responsible, and accountable. My flexible personality allows me to adapt well to unfamiliar environments. Throughout my academic journey, I have been actively involved in various leadership roles, which have helped me become a holistic person.

I have also made significant contributions to research and teaching in my department by sharing my knowledge and experience. I continue to participate in learning programs both within academia and in the broader communities. I have fundamental scientific skills, open mind to allow further scientific growth, business and law mindset.

Ideal business title:

R&D chemist
Analytical chemist
Laboratory technician
Laboratory analyst
Sales representative

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

To be able to conduct high standard research
To develop green chemical solutions and cost effective technologies
To lead a research team which will bring break through to the growth of the company
To uphold good laboratory practice which is in compliance with OHS

Skill area of competence:

Chromatography (TLC, LCMS, HPLC, GCMS etc)
Spectroscopy (NMR, FTIR, Uv-vis etc)
Gravimetric analysis
Volumetric analysis
Instrument troubleshooting
Safety management
Computer literate
Microsoft Office 365 package
Analytical and numerical skills
Documentation and report writing skills
Administration and organizational skills
Interpersonal skills
Attention to details
Problem solving
Stock taking
Communication and presentation skills
Customer service

Career summary:

10 years laboratory experience
8 years research and development experience
10 years sales experience

What do you absolutely love doing:

I enjoy participating in community outreach programs where I get the chance to use my knowledge, experience and skills to improve the lives of others.
I do love to part take in leadership seminars and training as this improves my interpersonal, communication, strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
I like to attend informative events which are outside my career discipline as this helps me to gain vast knowledge and to be come a holistic individual as this will make me to be a dynamic being.

Ideal company (culture and values):

A company that ensure the health and safety of its employees.
A company that encourages good working relationship between its employees.
A company that treat its employees with equal respect and moral.
A company that promotes opportunities for career growth for its employees.
A company that acknowledges and rewards excellence from its employees.

If you are looking for a Chemist, then do get in touch.

Call the Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.

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