Share this Job

Formulation Chemist

Job Id:  6599

Audubon, Pennsylvania, United States

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

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Job Summary: 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.


Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Science and minimum 3 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.





Formulation Development, but not limited to:

    1. New formulation development
    2. Formulation improvement and evaluation
    3. Reverse engineer competitor products
    4. Act as lead on stability, efficacy and trials associated with formulations
    5. Maintain records as required


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


Schedule and assist with stability studies to support formulations


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







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 the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and on how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them. #UPLJobs