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What Does a Formulation Chemist Do?

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Formulation chemists are responsible for laboratory and technical support and work closely with the analytical and formulation teams.

Looking for your next role as a formulation chemist? Keep reading – this blog covers everything you’ll need to know before applying for jobs, including job description, role requirements and salary expectations.

Formulation chemist: job description

Formulation chemists can work in various sectors from personal care to food. Your duties will vary depending on the specific sector, but your core responsibilities will likely include:

  • Creating new products through the process of mixing nonreactive substances

  • Designing and meticulously executing experimental programmes

  • Researching and optimising formulas to improve existing products

  • Maintaining exceptional safety standards and quality control

  • Participating in project teams

  • Scheduling tests and performing data analysis

  • Effectively communicating results and drawing conclusions to drive progress


Formulation chemist: role requirements

To be successful in your application to role of a formulation chemist, hiring managers will likely be looking for the following skills and qualifications:

  • A scientific degree specialising in chemistry or related field

  • Proven experience in a laboratory setting

  • Proficiency in data analysis, with the ability to draw conclusions and present findings clearly

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive when working within a team

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet targets and tight deadlines


Formulation chemist: salary expectations

The average salary of a formulation chemist in the UK is around £30,000 per year. Entry level positions tend to start at around £27,500 and executive positions can pay £40,000+ per year.

Your salary will, of course, depend on several factors, such as experience, location and company size, so keep that in mind when applying.


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