Head of Formulation

at Eden Research Plc

Who we are

Eden Research plc is an exciting company with a young team recently invigorated by significant capital investment from new and existing shareholders. The company aims to provide sustainable solutions for challenges in crop protection, animal health and consumer products based upon two key technology platforms: plant-derived active ingredients with a broad range of biological activity and a patented microencapsulation technology derived from yeast extract. The company sees formulation science as a key strength and the platform for further growth.

About the role

  • Sector: Life Science
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Closing Date: 16th April 2021

Our ideal candidate will have

Qualifications, experience & qualifications required:

  • Subject matter expert (chemistry/formulation)
  • Minimum 10 years commercial experience
  • Good understanding of formulation development in the agrochemical sector preferable
  • Understanding of and experience with formulation development in other areas (e.g. personal care, animal health, etc) is also desirable
  • Practical experience working in a regulated environment (e.g. GLP/ISO)
  • Experience working in cross functional teams to deliver innovative solutions
  • Ability to innovate
  • Energy, enthusiasm and an excellent collaborative attitude
  • A great team fit

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The role:

As head of the formulation department, you will be responsible for the continued development of the team and successful delivery of key projects within the company. The role will require technical know-how, project management and innovation. Formulation science is considered to be an essential capability for in-house development. As such, this is considered an important role as it is an opportunity to make a real difference.

The core responsibilities include:

  • Build an in-house formulation programme to develop nematicide, fungicide, seed treatment and insecticide formulations - further developing the company's patented formulation technology whilst leveraging industry-leading formulation know-ho
  • Develop bespoke formulations to expand our formulation capabilities, with an ethos of continuous improvement
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the formulation department
  • Ensure studies are carried out accurately and promptly to relevant guidelines
  • Provide technical insights and recommendations to the commercial team, action follow up testing
  • Mentor formulation scientists to help them reach their full potential (open, approachable and good communication skills)
  • Contribute to the setting of HSE standards, ensuring a safe and co-operative working environment.

How to apply

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