ChemWeek 2023: Careers in Chemistry: Careers in the Central Science (13-14 Feb 2023)

13-14 February 2023
Streaming Live via Zoom Webinars

In celebration of the Chemistry Week 2023, ICP will host a webinar with topics highlighting the importance of Chemistry as a Central Science and your career as a Chemist. It will tackle topics on how Chemistry Professionals can perform their duties and responsibilities based on the Chemistry Profession Act and ethical standards. It will also aim to inspire our new Chemists and Chemical Technicians in their new careers. 

Event Schedule

Webinar Emcee: Maria Carmela Q. Capule, PhD., RCh
Official Webinar Hashtag: #ChemWeek2023

13 February 2023 (Day 1)

Topic 1: Introduction to the ICP and the Chemistry Profession Law (RA 10657)
Fabian M. Dayrit, PhD, RCh
President, ICP

Topic 2: Meet the Board of Chemistry
Adoracion P. Resurreccion, PhD, RCh
Soledad S. Castañeda, PhD, RCh
Ma. Theresa C. Cayton, MSc, RCh
PRC Board of Chemistry

Topic 3: The Ethical Responsibilities of the Chemistry Professional
Atty. Ma. Cristina Moratalla, RCh
DENR Mines and Geosciences Bureau, RO V

14 February 2023 (Day 2)

Topic 4: Panel Discussion on Careers in Chemistry
Industry – Corporate
Ludivinia Avendaño, RCh
PFCS Awardee for Chemical Industry (2016)
Former Quality Manager, Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific
Former Senior Assistant Vice President, Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines

Industry – Entrepreneurship
Priscilla Alice L. Samonte, RCh
NSI Training and Consultancy, Inc.

Government – Regulatory
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)

Government – Research
Julius L. Leaño Jr., PhD., RCh
Philippine Textile Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (PTRI-DOST)

Academe – Teaching
Emmanuel V. Garcia, PhD, RCh
De La Salle University – Manila

Academe – Research
Mylene M. Uy, D Sc., RCh
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Q&A Session Moderators:
Lilibeth dlC Coo, PhD, RCh
Maria Carmela Q. Capule, PhD, RCh

Topic 5: TBA
Acad. William G. Padolina, PhD
National Academy of Science and Technology


Registration is required to receive a certificate. Registration is free for active ICP Members.

37th Philippine Chemistry Congress (26-28 Jul 2023)

The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) National and the ICP Bacolod Chapter look forward to welcoming you to Bacolod City to attend the 37th Philippine Chemistry Congress, which will be held from July 26 to 28, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center Bacolod City.

The theme of 37PCC is: “Chemistry and Agriculture 4.0: Chemistry for Agriculture and Food Security.” In the same way that technology is central to Industry 4.0, this theme reflects the importance of chemistry in raising the level of agricultural productivity to attain food security. Negros Island is an appropriate setting for this theme being one of the agro-industrial hubs of the Philippines. 37PCC aims to focus on the various challenges facing the Philippine agricultural sector and the contributions that chemistry can make.

37PCC will cover various topics which are important to this theme, such as the impacts of climate change, trends in agricultural chemicals, food contaminants, and food security, among others. 37PCC will also discuss how chemistry can contribute to agro-industrial development, from big industry to micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). In addition, various areas of chemistry such as: environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, natural products chemistry and biochemistry, nanotechnology, inorganic chemistry and materials science, and chemistry education will be discussed.

The Philippine Chemistry Congress is the biggest annual conference of chemists, chemistry educators and chemistry researchers in the Philippines. After one year of pause and two years of full online congresses due to the pandemic, 37PCC will now be conducted face to face again bringing chemists from academe, industry and government together in one venue to interact, share new knowledge and to collaborate.

37PCC will also feature technical exhibitors who will be able to showcase new products that can improve your performance and productivity, create partnerships, and generate new ideas.

Discover new opportunities in Chemistry and experience the excitement and warmth of Negros and its people! We look forward to seeing you at the 37th Philippine Chemistry Congress!!!

Analytical Chemist, TJ/H2b Analytical Services Philippines, Inc.

Name of Company / Institution: TJ/H2b Analytical Services Philippines, Inc.

Work Location: 88 Shaw Boulevard Brgy. Oranbo Pasig City

Company Brief Description:

A worldwide laboratory service comprising of 11 facilities

Job Title: Analytical Chemist

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform chemical tests on oil samples as requested or assigned.
  • Perform maintenance on laboratory equipment by making calibrations, cleaning equipment, replacing parts, and keeping equipment functioning properly.
  • Manage inventory supplies by keeping track of materials used and ordering new items as needed.
  • Create periodic reports required by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Ensures laboratory and work areas are maintained clean and organized.

Job Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least Professional License (Passed Board/Bar/Professional License Exam) in Chemistry
  • Required language(s): English, Filipino
  • Preferably 1 – 2 years experienced Employees specializing in Chemistry is required for this position.
  • A sound technical understanding of the operation and use of key laboratory analytical and test equipment is requirement
  • Experience in using, maintaining and troubleshooting Gas Chromatograph (FID & ECD), HPLC and FTIR would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience relating to the practical and technical operations of an Analytical Laboratory providing diagnostic services would be advantageous.
  • Full time position (s) available
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 20,001 to PHP 25,000

Contact Person / Details:
Maria Teresa Uy-Capacete
+63 917 8203 665

Quality Control Analyst, Medi-Rx, Inc

Name of Company / Institution: Medi-Rx, Inc

Work Location: # 11 Mindanao Avenue Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City

Company Brief Description:

Medi-Rx Inc., is a Filipino-owned pharmaceutical manufacturing company that has over 40 years experience in marketing and manufacturing pharmaceutical healthcare products.

Job Title: Quality Control Analyst

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Analyze and inspect incoming raw materials, in-process, and finished products
  2. Set up, operate and maintain laboratory equipments
  3. Perform good laboratory practices in the performance of laboratory activities

Job Qualifications:

  1. Licensed Chemist or Chemical Technician
  2. Laboratory experience is an advantage, but is not required
  3. Licensed fresh graduates are welcome to apply
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:2-4
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 20,001 to PHP 25,000

Contact Person / Details:
Mrs. Estrella E. Nicor

Laboratory Analyst, ADIP Testing and Research Laboratory, Inc. (ADIP TRLab, Inc.)

Name of Company / Institution: ADIP Testing and Research Laboratory, Inc. (ADIP TRLab, Inc.)

Work Location: 136B Scout Fuentebella Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City

Company Brief Description:

ADIP Testing and Research Lab a duly registered corporation with SEC. This was formed by different  pharmaceutical companies with the intention to help and provide support to the industry in their technical needs particularly in the testing of materials and products. It also offers its technical services to the cosmetic, veterinary and other industries.

Job Title: Laboratory Analyst

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the testing of received test items from customers as per work order request in accordance with the latest available edition of Official Reference Books (USP/NF/BP /PP or other accepted compendium) and customer’s procedure whenever applicable.
  • Accomplishes work order forms with corresponding attachments and results after testing.
  • Counterchecks computation of test results of another analyst. Submit test items and work order forms and other pertinent documents to the technical director for checking.
  • Signs Certificate of Analysis for test/s performed.
  • Responsible for the preparation of needed reagents and solutions used for testing.
  • Responsible for the purchase request of needed reagents, glass wares and others.
  • Responsible for the receipt, inspection and storage of incoming deliveries needed in the lab such as reagents and others.
  • Responsible for the receipt , storage and inventory of Reference Standards.
  • Maintains an updated list of Reference Standards.
  • Keeps equipment/instrument operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies; calling for repairs.
  • Documents information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
  • Responsible for maintenance and documentation of calibration, maintenance and operation of equipment.
  • Performs method validation and verification, interpret results, give opinion or statement of conformity and report or review reports upon authorization by the Technical Director.
  • Performs the assigned functions and gather the required records
  • Prepare documents such as policies and procedures required to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in external and in-house trainings and seminars.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and discipline in the working area.
  • Performs other functions that may be required by his/her superior.

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed Chemist
  • Preferably with skills in laboratory analyses and knowledgeable in good laboratory practices
  • Preferably at least (2) years practical experience in pharmaceutical quality control analysis or its equivalent
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 15,001 to PHP 20,000

Contact Person / Details:
Emma-Ross F. Reyes/ Administrative Assistant