Formulation Chemist - new job in West Yorkshire, UK

Formulation Chemist
  • £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • West Yorkshire, England, UK West Yorkshire UK LS19 7BN
Job Ref: BBBH126171
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 06 March 2023
Formulation Chemist required, based in West Yorkshire.

Formulation Chemist required, based in West Yorkshire. Requiring experience of formulating products in the personal care, household care or agrochemicals sectors.

Title: Formulation Chemist

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG is working with a family-run business in West Yorkshire who were founded over 20 years ago with a goal to develop consumer products with effective and naturally-sourced active ingredients. They have grown significantly in recent years and, with a brand new laboratory, they are now looking to grow their technical team with a new Formulation Chemist. This person will work on new product development and novel product formats, as well as supporting the regulatory aspects of efficacy studies and protocols. This role would be ideal for a degree-qualified Chemist who has gained industrial experience in formulation of personal care, household care or agrochemical products or emulsions.

Benefits: Hugely collaborative and passionate team, with clear goals and forward thinking. 24 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays. 8.00am-4pm, Mon-Fri, with some flexibility on start/finish times. Enhanced pension scheme, holiday buy/sell, Cycle to Work scheme, wide range of flexible benefits and perks.

Role / Description

  • Creating innovative formulations for new product development from both customer and in-house briefs
  • Improving existing product formulations, adapting to changes in regulation, raw materials or customer needs
  • Supporting product scale up and production trials on plant
  • Conducting product trials both in-house and on site with customers as required
  • Carrying out in-house testing for stability, performance, compatibility, etc. and arranging external challenge testing as necessary
  • Sourcing and evaluating new and alternative raw materials
  • Liaising with customers to provide technical support and guidance on products
  • Completing and providing comprehensive reports on all development/technical work


  • Degree in Chemistry, Cosmetic Science (or similar)
  • Previous experience of product development or formulation in a working laboratory
  • Good project management and adaptable communication and presenting skills
  • Creative mindset and good problem-solving skills
  • Passion for science and creating products and lots of ambition!

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to chris.beckenham@srgtalent,com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 868 2225. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: laboratory, formulation, stability testing, efficacy, cosmetic, personal care, household care, repellent, skincare, lotion, cream, wipe, chemical, topical, dermal, hair-care, body-care, wash products, aerosol, encapsulation, fragrance, perfume, pesticide, agrochemical, emulsion, BSc, MChem, MSc, degree, Chemistry, Cosmetic Science, regulatory, regulation, compliance

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

05/04/2023 10:50:40
GBP 30000.00 40000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Chris Beckenham

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