Formulation Scientist

Formulation Scientist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Formulation Scientist to join our team.


  • assess the cleaning performance and stability of cleaning product formulations using manual and automated assays;
  • Prepare and characterise prototypes;
  • Liaise with the wider R&D organisation to ensure understanding of test protocols and timely delivery of Safety and Regulatory clearance for studies;
  • generate robust data packages to support patenting, data publication and product claim generation;
  • support the development and validation of parallelised and automated cleaning assays;
  • Work closely with project teams to understand programmes and related clinical testing requirements;
  • formulate new hard surface cleaning product formulations;
  • The job holder will be required to present to the project team or expertise group including line managers and senior expertise group leaders;
  • Co-ordinate all information and compile required documentation, etc.


  • Experience in formulation development (experience in skin care / topical drug delivery would be desirable);
  • PhD, MSc or BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant field;
  • Experience working with analytical tools such as HPLC and UV spectroscopy;
  • Experience with nano-technology, Liposome or Silicon Nanoparticles would be highly advantageous;
  • Drug delivery system experience is essential;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines using dynamic problem-solving skills required;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required;
  • Good team working skills required;
  • Some formulation knowledge (in particular of beauty and personal care products preferred);
  • A general awareness of category brands, consumer needs and category technology knowledge is also preferred;
  • Degree in physical sciences (or equivalent previous experience) required;
  • A rigorous approach and attention to detail required.