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.

Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Formulation Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£29,049 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £29K
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Formulation Scientist Career Path

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MAA Laboratories
5 Feb 2021

“Pay rate is not very good”

Formulation Scientist
22 Jan 2021

“Not good for personal professional development”

IU School of MedicineIU School of Medicine
Process Development Scientist
28 Jul 2021

“No option to work from home”

Formulation Scientist
5 Aug 2020

“compensation is much lower for FTC”

Ascent PharmaceuticalsAscent Pharmaceuticals
Formulation Scientist
23 Jan 2020

“Good for initial career to learn.”

Marrone Bio InnovationsMarrone Bio Innovations
Formulations Science
13 Feb 2020

“Pay is a little low.”

Thermo Fisher ScientificThermo Fisher Scientific
Process Development Scientist I
8 Feb 2021

“No work life balance.”

Equity PackagingEquity Packaging
17 Dec 2020

“Good salary hike.”

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