Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an analytical chemist.

An Analytical Chemist is responsible for assessing the chemical structure and nature of substances using several methods to investigate the chemical nature of substances. This post seeks to understand the material and how it behaves in different conditions.

The tasks for this position include carrying out research and analysis using a range of software, techniques and equipment, analyzing and interpreting data, ensuring data is accurately recorded in accordance with guidelines, reporting and presenting results, writing research papers, reviews, reports, and summaries, preparing product license documentation, developing new analytical methods, reporting scientific results, analyzing samples from various sources to provide information on compounds or quantities of compounds present, interpreting data and meeting strict guidelines on documentation when recording data.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Pick up new duties as a way of learning and improving oneself

Improve on time management to be able to complete the assigned work on time.

[employee comments goal]

Work with a team to identify common goals and put them in a place where one can visually see them

Create synergy within the team, departments, and alliances across the company

[employee comments goal]

Set targets for each individual in the group to ensure equality of tasks distributions

Respect one another's personal views and work with what is acceptable to the company

[employee comments goal]

Set workable personal goals that will help met the company goals

Have a plan and work it to see your dreams come true

[employee comments goal]

Take a deep breath or pause whenever faced with a difficult situation in order to change one's way of thinking

Stay calm under pressure and wait until one can make a difference or get involved

[employee comments goal]

Develop inner energy and intensity in order to keep one strong and motivated during tough times

Build confidence in oneself in order to remain persistent even when things don't work out

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to build and nurture relationships and create more time to meet others

Choose words wisely when having a conversation and avoid offensive or rude language

[employee comments goal]

Lead in promoting team building activities that enhance diversity awareness

Show more willingness to learn more about diversity issues and always set universally acceptable goals

[employee comments goal]

Learn to break bigger issues into smaller manageable parts when handling complex research situations

Demonstrate more willingness to learn more about statistical analysis techniques and learn how to apply appropriate statistical tests

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to learn how to create, use, and troubleshoot computer networks

Learn how to install and update different types of computer operating systems

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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