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Formulation Chemist

Job Id:  1572

Audubon, Pennsylvania, United States

Department:  Internal Lab
Function:  R and D Chemistry
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, ncluding biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.



The role of the Formulation Chemist will be to develop and test formulations in support of UPL’s portfolio and new products, develop, test and compare formulations for new AI additions to portfolio, improve current formulations, find innovative and novel ways to add value, evaluate new AI’s and/or raw materials in existing formulations, manufacture samples for product chemistry, efficacy studies and field evaluation as needed and understand and implement federal and global mandated formulations changes.


• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Science and minimum 5 years’ formulation lab experience.
• Experience with formulation equipment and general analytical equipment in developing Ag formulations with a knowledge of pesticide formulations and EPA/PMRA/REACH requirements.
• Experience working in a fast-paced laboratory environment working in a collaborative team environment with other disciplines and global units.
• Must have a working knowledge of industry manufacturing techniques and capabilities and work with the manufacturing group to optimize the manufacturing process for new formulations.
• Good computer skills, proficient in Microsoft office.



60% Formulation Development, but not limited to:
a. New formulation development
b. Formulation improvement and evaluation
c. Reverse engineer competitor products
d. Act as lead on stability, efficacy and trials associated with formulations
e. Maintain records as required


20% Manufacture sample formulations for product chemistry, efficacy studies and sample program as needed.


10% Schedule and assist with stability studies to support formulations


10% Author formula cards including Darwin formulas, particularly formulation processes, product specifications and technology transfers.



Productivity/Quality: Ability to produce work product that is thorough and accurate
Job Knowledge: Possesses necessary technical job knowledge and applies it to identifying issues and resolving problems
Results Orientation:Holds self and others accountable for accomplishing work commitments and deliverables. Understands the targeted results he/she is accountable for and actively strives to achieve them.

Organization: Plans and schedules work per changing priorities; designs and maintains effective systems and processes for managing work

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.