Senior Formulation Scientist

Location: Yuma, AZ

Department: Formulations

Reports To: Head of Chemistry

Assignment Type: full-time

Our Research and Development group seeks a Senior Formulation Scientist:
  • Highly experienced in developing Crop Protection formulations
  • Provides technical leadership for lab processes and projects
Essential Roles, Activities:
  • Mentor Formulation Scientists
  • Conduct studies to develop experimental formulations of pesticides, including EC, WP, WDG, SC, OD, ME, CS 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 (up to 30% of time): conferences, field tests, manufacturing trials, training
Position Requirements:
  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Focus in Organic Chemistry
  • Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience in an industrial chemical laboratory to develop and commercialize formulations, preferably pesticide formulations
  • Familiar with safe handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment
  • Travel (up to 30% of time) is required
  • Ability to perform moderate physical work
**Must be legally authorized to work in United States**

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Gowan Company

Human Resources Department

370 S. Main St.

Yuma, AZ  85364

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