Formulation Chemist

Our Research and Development group seeks a Seasoned Formulations Chemist:

  • Experienced hands-on in developing formulations in commercial bench chemistry environment
  • Provides support and executes lab processes and projects

Essential Roles, Activities:

  • Conduct studies to develop experimental formulations of pesticides, including EC, WP, WDG, SC, OD, ME, CS, EF types
  • Use knowledge of physical and chemical test methods to identify lead formulas
  • Evaluate results and suggest direction for further development and improvements
  • Record concepts, formulations, test results, etc., in lab notebooks.
  • Support establishment of trade secrets, patents, etc., involving formulations
  • Ensure that Product Specifications are compatible with Regulatory requirements
  • Conduct Pilot Plant process studies on lead formulations
  • Conduct preparation of formulations for field and regulatory studies
  • Support management of chemical inventory and chemical waste
  • Identify lab equipment to facilitate lab safety and project efficiency
  • Partner with internal functions (Marketing, Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Legal) to resolve issues, identify project success criteria and timelines, and achieve valuable technology and products.
  • Represent Gowan to external suppliers of ingredients, toll manufacturers of agricultural active ingredients and formulations, and contract laboratories
  • Travel (<20% of time) to attend conferences, field tests, manufacturing trials, and training

Position Requirements:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
    • Focus in organic chemistry
  • Experience:
    • Safe handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment
    • 5-15 years of industrial chemical laboratory experience in preparing formulations for agriculture, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, cleaners, or food, or personal care industries 

**Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the US**