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Formulation Chemist


Greensboro, NC, South United States, USA



Industry Sector:


Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

Minimum Years Experience Required:




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Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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The Formulation Chemist will optimize and design compositions that deliver crop protection active ingredients for commercialization.  Compositional considerations will include utilization of surfactants and other chemistries, while determining composition type such as, suspension concentrates, emulsions, dispersions, etc. to stabilize multiphase and multicomponent mixtures.  This will entail materials selection with an emphasis on physical and chemical characterization and formulation robustness testing to ensure ease of manufacture and final use by the customer.  Additionally, the formulation chemist will work with interdisciplinary teams to characterize various aspects of performance, such as application, bio efficacy, safety, toxicity, and scale-up of the design.  The formulation chemist’s high-level responsibilities are development and stewardship of formulations from product conception and design to production and customer use.



    Plan, organize, and conduct experiments to design and optimize agrochemical formulations, meeting biology, marketing, regulatory, production, and supply chain criteria.  Validate formulation robustness through rigorous physic-chemical characterization. Collaborate with engineering teams at pilot and production scale for introduction of newly developed products. Participate and communicate timely and effectively to technical and non-technical stakeholders on interdisciplinary project teams. Coordinate and carry out laboratory work to develop new or improved manufacturing processes in support of global supply chains. Steward local and global product portfolios and ensure product quality by designing and implementing new testing methods, in addition to, supporting manufacturing and regulatory teams to ensure register ability and customer satisfaction of Syngenta products. Define and implement innovative and creative solutions during product life-cycle development, scale-up, and stewardship. Actively pursue opportunities for innovation and intellectual property independently and collaboratively.


    Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship Minimum M.S. or PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 0+ yrs. industry experience. Technical background in chemistry or chemical engineering.  Proficient in common laboratory techniques. Show proficiency in experimental design and/or method development. Additional experience in one or more of the following areas is not required but considered desirable:  colloid, material, surfactant, polymeric, rheological, crystallization, statistical, or biological sciences; experience working with or within regulatory, toxicological, manufacturing, or supply-chain areas.

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts your first day 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Job Post Date: 05/22/22
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