Computational Chemist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

You’ve probably heard of virtual reality, but how about virtual chemistry? Computational chemists conduct research and experiments virtually, using computer simulations to build and study chemicals and their behavior. This allows scientists to perform experiments that would otherwise be too dangerous, impractical or expensive to conduct—making research more efficient and paving the way for new discoveries and innovations.

Also known as: Research Investigator, Senior Scientist, Principal Data Scientist, Application Scientist
Operation Monitoring
Quality Control Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Design virtual experiments
Develop computer models and simulations of chemical processes and entities
Create visual representations of reactions, interactions and other phenomena
Collaborate with scientists from a variety of industries and disciplines
Characterize new compounds and processes
Identify and characterize reaction pathways to develop various processes
Apply new software and hardware capabilities for data collection and analysis

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