Formulation Chemist (Peptides/Proteins) – NC Biotech/Travel Required

Job Type: 
Life Sciences
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Data Management, Biostatistics and Programming
Scientific Research and Lab Operations
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Employment Category: 
Direct Hire

Our client, a NC-based company that is developing cutting-edge, peptide-based products in crop protection, is actively recruiting for a very bright and capable Chemist to join its R&D team.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a Chemist with 2+ years of experience to develop strong formulations and product development skills. Compensation will be generous.

This company is backed by major players in the ag/crop protection space. Its biological products are revolutionary for the industry and are highly anticipated by growers, distributors, etc. Marketed products are already exceeding expectations.

This Chemist will work in a highly collaborative and creative research environment and be involved in the design and execution of experiments.  Seek candidate who enjoys the lab setting.

Key Things to Note:

  • The company is based in Research Triangle Park, NC.  The company also has lab operations in Michigan.  The position will involve extensive travel to Michigan during the training period.  Company is open to local candidates or those require relo.
  • Role will involve routine lab tasks including executing experiments, maintaining and calibrating equipment, documenting (perfectly) work performed, and contributing to experiment design.  Seek candidate with strong lab skills and high discipline around performing and documenting work according to protocols.
  • HPLC is used extensively, and hands-on experience is required.  Although client is open to training high potential candidates, familiarity with viscosity, stability, conductivity, dissolution, Ph measures, particle size, etc. will be valuable.
  • This Chemist will be supervised by a Director, who may be remote.  The right candidate will bring a strong work ethic, excellent listening skills, excellent judgment and excellent follow-through. 

Selected Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute daily tasks related to development of liquid and solid formulations using company’s novel peptide active ingredients for various applications.
  • Plan work packages for the tasks, maintain the stock of materials and lab consumables.
  • Contributing to multiple formulation projects efficiently; reprioritize rapidly based on a change in company need.
  • Summarize data with full scientific rigor; write and present such summaries for a technical audience.
  • Contribute to corporate culture that encourages and supports product innovation, teamwork, outstanding customer service, knowledge sharing, and best practice development.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, or similar discipline.
  • Excellent laboratory, organizational, and scientific problem-solving skills (formulation/analytical preferred).
  • Familiarity with the following highly preferred:
    • colloid science, nanotechnology, nanobiotechnology
    • lab activities for formulation development and characterization
    • analytical sciences and chromatography techniques
    • understanding of protein/peptide behavior (structure and degradation)
  • Ability to prioritize in product development environment, robust experimental design, record keeping of generated data, and writing and presenting scientific reports.
  • Track record of growth and achievement

Finally, we seek a hands-on scientist who will thrive in this emerging business setting; flexibility, adaptability, curiosity, resourcefulness and get-it-done mentality will be key.

Please forward Word resume/CV for prompt consideration.