Formulation scientists are responsible for conducting comprehensive testing and creating formulas for chemical products. They are most commonly found in the pharmaceutical industry, where they produce life-saving drugs. As a formulation scientist, your work will include planning and conducting experiments to develop prototype goods. You may also create experimental projects, work plans, and schedules to achieve goals. It will also be your duty to recognize complex issues and provide effective solutions by developing or modifying research methodologies.
To produce safe and reliable formulations, formulation scientists must have a strong understanding of chemistry. In fact, aspiring formulation scientists must have at least a master's degree in chemistry to be accepted in most laboratories. They must also have prior experience working in a laboratory as a research assistant or a related post. In the United States, formulation chemists earn an average of $86,745 a year, or $42 per hour.