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

An Analytical Research Chemist is responsible for assessing the chemical structure and nature of substances in different industries on products like electronics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.

The primary responsibilities for this position includes generating techniques for the drug and chemical analysis, analyzing samples from various sources, providing information on compounds or quantities of compounds present, validating methods and equipment, staying aware of updated health and safety matters, maintaining reports of tests carried out, improving previous products and procedures, develop new products to ease the testing process, developing new medicines and disease treatments, improving current scientific developments, researching advanced lab equipment and computers to conduct analyses.

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


Create a group environment where people feel supported by their team members and constantly encourage them to keep moving forward

Set a time limit for each meeting and come up with different strategies to experiment with at the end of the meeting

[employee comments goal]

Remove oneself emotionally from the situation and keep the impossible person at a distance for a moment

Be kind and friendly even when the other person attacks you to receive negative attention

[employee comments goal]

Plan a schedule that cooperates with the company calendar for evaluation

Think through every decision to determine if it caters for all employees

[employee comments goal]

Spend time with loved ones, talk to them and enjoy their company

Regularly attend training on emotion management aimed at creating positive emotion management behavior

[employee comments goal]

Ask trusted colleagues for feedback on one's habits, personality, values and needs in order to discover areas that need improvement

Train oneself to focus for long period without getting distracted and avoid situations that can cause distractions

[employee comments goal]

Surround oneself with people who have already achieved what one wants to achieve in order to increase one's speed of learning

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

[employee comments goal]

Be prepared to shift own strategy or analysis of the problem as one is presented with more information about the problem

Compare and contrast similar contexts in order to start understanding the differences between them

[employee comments goal]

Check the team's schedule to see if there are tasks that one could cut to give team members more time to concentrate on higher-priority tasks

Check the sources of both internal and external data for accuracy before using it in any task or project

[employee comments goal]

Take part in making changes in policies to eliminate unfair elements

Consider fairness and equality when implementing new activities and programs

[employee comments goal]

Put more effort into increasing the capacity to work anytime from anywhere and on any device

Show more willingness to learn how to keep computers and mobile devices secure, and free from unauthorized access

[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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