Formulations Scientist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Apr 20, 2024


FMC Research & Development, Formulations, Stine Research Center, Newark DE is seeking highly motivated, experienced formulation scientist to join our formulation team. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate is to develop high quality novel formulations, formulation technologies, and programs to meet current and future customer, manufacturing, regulatory and application requirements; develop formulation concepts; solve technical problems for existing formulations and formulation processes.


  • Conceptualize, develop and assist in the commercialization of new robust agrochemical formulations (WG, WP, SC, EC, SE, CS, ZC, etc) and formulation technologies to support FMC’s innovation pipeline.
  • Design experiments, generate data, and produce samples at lab and pilot scale to meet program goals.
  • Document technology to transfer it effectively to various customers (such as engineering, operations, contractors, registration, and business teams).
  • Solve technical problems for new and existing products and processes (startups, Process Hazard Analysis, QAR’s, registration information, etc) to meet product manufacture, sales and registration objectives.
  • Represent Formulations development in multi-disciplinary project teams including experts from biology, engineering, marketing, regulatory and other project core functions
  • Manage multiple projects, prioritizing and resourcing to meet all project objectives.
  • Serve as a technical consultant for multiple key technologies, product knowledge, and know-how.
  • Keeps up to date with the technological trends in the field of Agrochemical Formulations, and works with FMC legal counselors to guarantee FMC’s freedom to operate and protection of our IP
  • Continuously grow professionally and serve as a mentor to others to improve the competitiveness of the overall business.
  • Manage all aspects of laboratory safety and apply technical knowledge to develop strategies for improvement.

Required Education:

  • PhD degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related science and 5+ years relevant industry experience; or Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related science and 8+ years relevant industry experience; or Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related science and 10+ years relevant industry experience


  • Experience in developing robust formulations and formulation processes of various types (e.g., pan or fluid bed granulation, extrusion, powder, spray drying, solutions, emulsifiables, suspensions, packaging).
  • Experience in applying core formulation-related technologies (e.g., rheology, particle technology, comminution, disperse-phase, blend technology, interfacial chemistry, industrial use of surfactants, polymers and solvents) to research problems
  • Experience in delivering high quality, high volume and on-time results including overcoming technical and organizational hurdles.
  • A good team player that can cooperate with team members by helping and sharing ideas and work together.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage relationships in a project team environment and communicate technical and non-technical information effectively with global internal and external partners.
  • Experience in effectively integrating and managing multiple programs and leading cross-functional and/or cross business teams in accordance with project management principles.
  • Experience and skill in thoroughly documenting and organizing all relevant results and related information in detailed reports and regulatory documents.
  • Proven track record as a technical expert for the business for key and/or multiple technologies.
  • Experience in generating and implementing novel programs that add significant business value.
  • Experience in driving and implementing change in a positive manner to make improvements that impact the competency and/or business.
  • Experience in developing, coaching, and encouraging leadership in others.
  • Experience in adhering to strong safety principles, practices, and resources.


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia