Profession fragrance chemist
Fragrance chemists develop and improve fragrance chemicals by formulating, testing and analysing fragrances and their ingredients so that the end product meets the expectations and the needs of customers.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- Realistic / Investigative
- Analytical chemistry
Instruments and methods used to separate, identify and quanitfy matter - the chemical components of natural and artificial materials and solutions.
- Cosmetics industry
Suppliers, products and brands in the cosmetic industry.
- Good manufacturing practices
Regulatory requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) applied in the relevant manufacturing sector.
- Create fragrances formulae
Create chemical fromulae for the already reseached new fragrances.
- Translate formulae into processes
Translate, by means of computer models and simulations, the specific laboratory formulae and findings into production processes.
- Prepare chemical samples
Prepare the specific samples such as gas, liquid or solid samples in order for them to be ready for analysis, labeling and storing samples according to specifications.
- Manage chemical testing procedures
Manage the procedures to be used in chemical testing by designing them and conducting tests accordingly.
- Calibrate laboratory equipment
Calibrate laboratory equipment by comparing between measurements: one of known magnitude or correctness, made with a trusted device and a second measurement from another piece of laboratory equipment. Make the measurements in as similar a way as possible.
- Document analysis results
Document on paper or on electronic devices the process and the results of the samples analysis performed.
- Check quality of raw materials
Check the quality of basic materials used for the production of semi-finished and finished goods by assessing some of its characteristics and, if needed, select samples to be analysed.
- Run laboratory simulations
Run simulations on prototypes, systems or newly developed chemical products using laboratory equipment.
- Use chemical analysis equipment
Use the laboratory equipment such as Atomic Absorption equimpent, PH and conductivity meters or salt spray chambre.
- Write specifications
Write documents where the expected characteristics of a product or service are specified. Make sure all necessary properties of the product or service are covered. Balance the level of detail with the need for flexibility.
- Assess the feasibility of implementing developments
Study developments and innovation proposals in order to determine their applicability in the business and their feasibility of implementation from various fronts such as economic impact, business image, and consumer response.
- Research fragrances
Research new chemical ingredients in order to develop new and better fragrance chemicals.
- Test fragrances against customer satisfaction
Test a new set of fragrances on a chosen group of volunteer customers in order to check how they react on the new products and which is their level of satisfaction.
- Test chemical samples
Perform the testing procedures on the already prepared chemical samples, by using the necessary equipment and materials. Chemical sample testing involves operations such as pipetting or diluting schemes.
- Define technical requirements
Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.
- Decide on fragrance titles
Create the fragrance titles so that they reflect the smell of the newly developed fragrance.