An ability to carry out common laboratory procedures.
An ability to clearly communicate, both in writing and orally, with other scientists and
the general public.
An ability to operate common chemical equipment and instrumentation.
An ability to locate and use the chemical literature.
An ability to use computers, especially in applications involving word processing and
data acquisition, manipulation, and analysis.
An appreciation for the ways in which scientific knowledge is tested and developed.
A respect for scientific evidence as opposed to opinion and dogma.
A willingness to consider alternative hypotheses and to test such hypotheses.