Formulation Chemist - Agrochemicals

Houston, TX

Posted: 03/20/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 118.19LR Pay Rate: 90,000 - 115,000

Formulation Chemist – Agrochemicals

Seeking an experienced formulation applications Formulations Chemist in the Agrochemicals markets.  The ideal candidate will have experience with formulation and other laboratory procedures, have demonstrated creativity in the markets, be able to present and speak to people at their own level about these ideas and have demonstrated the ability to bring ideas from the laboratory to market.  Responsibilities to include:

  • Formulate materials for the Agrochemicals markets utilizing company products in order to develop new product mixtures or demonstrate the performance of company products
  • Develop innovative products for the Ag markets
  • Assist Marketing and Sales by identifying opportunities within the Agrochemicals markets for current or new technologies developed by company
  • Work proficiently and safely in the laboratory using standard techniques and identifying and implementing new techniques where necessary
  • Direct the activities of technicians in their day-to-day activities, including running experiments, testing materials, setting up and testing new laboratory apparatus and other activities
  • Travel to various customer locations and industry meetings to meet with customers and make industry contacts concerning technical opportunities (10-20%)
  • Support marketing, technical services and company by developing, reviewing, critiquing and presenting communications such as Technical Data Sheets, slide presentations, posters, technical papers, etc. to customers, distributors and others
  • Answer customer, sales and marketing questions about products, performance and applications for agrochemical products and formulations
  • Work with engineers and manufacturing to produce and scale up new products, improve current processes and address product performance opportunities
  • Write reports (monthly, project, etc.) that document and communicate the work that has been performed
  • Give presentations to management concerning projects and the progress of work

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  118.19LR


  • Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry with either a PhD or master’s and 3+ years’ experience; or bachelor’s with 5+ years of experience in the agrochemicals industry
  • Experience in the development of surfactants and/or dispersants uses, including formulation and the demonstration of applications
  • Experience developing new products including formulation and molecular synthesis of novel materials and mixtures
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a product from laboratory to market
  • Can utilize DoE and other advanced software and tools to reduce development time of new products
  • Use Word, Excel, email and scientific software proficiently
  • Can work in a team environment, be a self-starter on projects and interact and support colleagues and others in a respectful but creative manner
  • Have patents, publications or other public materials that demonstrate creativity
  • Demonstrate good analytical problem-solving skills, tied performance data back to property and structure function relationships
  • Possess excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Possess excellent writing skills
  • Be able to present materials to an audience consisting of management, technical or non-technical colleagues, distributors or customers in such a way as to create understanding of the materials presented

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  118.19LR


Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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