Formulation Chemist
HR Genie
Cape Town, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements

Our client, a globally recognized company is currently looking for a Formulation Chemist to join the team.

  • Duties and Responsibilities;
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on raw materials using laboratory experimentation.
  • Formulate raw materials including powder, liquid, and gel products to meet ingredient standards and deadlines.
  • Follow industry standards on scientific significance, accuracy, safety, and record-keeping.
  • Optimize formulated ingredients to meet cost objectives and to manage the availability of raw materials.
  • Follow the latest technologies in encapsulation, particle electrical charge control, and dispersion mechanisms.
  • Execute project commitments and pursue contingency plans.
  • Conduct stability testing and record results.
  • Test substances for composition, properties, structures, and reactions.
  • Prepare research proposals including analytical, technical, and financial data for developing and testing new or improved products.
  • Identify testing abnormalities and execute corrective actions.
  • Review competitive products and trade publications and prepare reports on comparative tests, raw material information, and educational scopes.
  • Manage daily laboratory operations and schedules.
  • Monitor equipment operations and maintain cleanliness in the laboratory.
  • Plan, execute, and monitor laboratory research programs and technologies.
  • Prepare applications for new funding and grant.
  • Train and supervise scientific staff.
  • Contribute to scientific literature, conferences, and meetings.

  • Written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with other chemists and scientists, as well as nonscientists.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and manage multiple, changing priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyze experimental results, draw conclusions, and propose logical next steps to reach corporate goals.

  • Basic laboratory skills, especially in analytical techniques for product analysis.
  • Math and statistical skills for complex experimental design and analysis.
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