What does a Formulation Scientist do?

Formulation scientists develop and text test mixtures of different compounds to determine necessary components and quantities to produce the desired effect. They create and implement formulation development strategies for products like solid dosage generic drugs and work with the development of generic pharmaceutical formulations. They also manage the product development process, and coordinate with strategic heads for sourcing development, quality assurance in manufacturing, and other teams involved in scheduling and planning.

Formulation scientists plan and conduct scientific experiments to create prototype products; they develop experimental programs and work to achieve their performance objectives. They are responsible for identifying complex problems and offering effective solutions through the development or modification of test methodology. They conduct laboratory experiments and prepare reports with conclusions and recommendations. Formulation scientists need a minimum bachelor's degree in chemistry or related fields.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

GOOD Laboratory Practice
Design of Experiments
GOOD Manufacturing Practice
PHD IN Chemistry
Ability to Collaborate
Excellent Communication
Team Leadership

Formulation Scientist Seniority Levels

Qc Chemist
17% made the transition
Materials Scientist
4% made the transition
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Formulation Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$75,235 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $75K
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