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Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Chemist

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Chemist

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Chemist

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Wendy Bates
2906 Northern Ave.  |  Sometown, NC 27601
(555) 555-5555  |   |  BeKnown URL

  • Hardworking, entry-level chemist offering a year of lab-testing experience within the FDA- and cGMP-regulated environment of health and beauty products manufacturing.
  • In-depth knowledge of wet chemistry and titration methods; experience using instrumentation such as AA, FTIR, HPLC, GC and ICP.
  • Technically proficient – advanced user of Mathematica, Spartan'10 and GAMESS.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (GPA: 3.7), May 2011

  • Honors: Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Eta Chapter (Chemistry Honor Society); Dean’s List
  • Research: Received National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant. Studied methods for using palladium to catalyze the synthesis of carbon-carbon molecules for pharmaceutical applications.
  • Activities: American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Chapter, Member and Secretary, 2010 to 2011


ABC INC.  |  Sometown, NC
[Independent laboratory testing organization used by health and beauty, personal-care and consumer-goods manufacturers for R&D and quality-assurance solutions]

Chemist, May 2011 to May 2012
Retained for yearlong contract to assist R&D chemists with analytical testing projects. Analyzed shipment samples, as well as raw, in-process and finished products. Operated and maintained analytical instrumentation and prepared lab reports summarizing findings. Adhered to FDA mandates, cGMP guidelines and internal quality-control policies.


  • Gained experience using wet chemistry methods including titrations and pH, color and moisture testing.
  • Played a key role in new product development by adjusting formulas and preparing blend sheets for review and approval by R&D department.
  • Contributed to significant changes to seven global products by recommending new ingredients and techniques to R&D team; kept current with advances in the health and beauty industry.
  • Completed testing on rush samples for DEF Company, a Fortune 500 consumer-goods manufacturer. Submitted test results on time, with efforts cited as instrumental in retaining client business.
  • Served on R&D team that evaluated and provided ingredient formulation adjustment recommendations for Action Lotion, one of client company’s fastest-selling skin-care products.
  • Investigated and offered viable solutions for problem batches, leveraging analytical strengths to isolate issues and facilitate their timely resolution.
  • Developed and maintained an organized recordkeeping system and prepared meticulous lab reports.

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