Chemistry - Specific Competences

  1. Ability to apply chemistry knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of an unfamiliar nature.
  2. Ability to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems. 
  3. Ability to conduct risk assessments concerning the use of chemical substances and laboratory procedures.
  4. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to chemistry.
  5. Ability to interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their significance and relate them to appropiate theory.
  6. Ability to recognise and analyse novel problems and plans strategies for their solution.
  7. Ability to recognise and implement good measurement science and practice.
  8. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of an specific area of chemistry.
  9. Awareness of major issues at the frontiers of chemical research and development.
  10. Communication skills, covering both written and oral communication, in at least two of the major European languages.
  11. Sufficient knowledge of English to be able to read, write and present papers, and to communicate with other scientists. 
  12. Competence in the planning, design and execution of research investigations, from the problem recognition stage through to the evaluation and appraisal of results and findings; this to include the ability to select appropiate techniques and procedures.
  13. Computational and data-processing skills, relating to chemical information and data.
  14. Information-retrieval skills, in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through on-line computer searches.
  15. Skill at using modern computer and communication techniques applied to chemistry.
  16. Interpersonal skills,relating to the ability to interact with other people and to engage in team-working.
  17. Capacity to plan, design and execute research projects.
  18. Numeracy and calculation skills, including such aspects as error analysis, order-of-magnitude estimations, and correct use of units.
  19. Skills in presenting scientific material and arguments in writing and orally, to an informed audience.
  20. Skills in the safe handling of chemical materials, taking into account their physical and chemical properties, including any specific hazards asociated with their use.
  21. Study skills needed for continuing professional development.
  22. Ability to participate effectively in Inter.- and transdisciplinary teams working on projects related to chemistry. 
  23. Basic knowledge on Good Laboratory Practice and Quality Assurance
  24. Skill at applying knowledge of chemistry for the purposes of sustainable development.