Formulation Scientist AgChem Solutions

Job Requisition ID:  50237

This is the role

We are seeking a talented and dedicated Formulation Scientist to join our Agrochemicals ADTS team. As a Formulation Scientist, you will work alongside application development and application research chemists, lab technicians, and the Agrochemicals Technical Service Lead to develop and test Eastman ingredients in agrochemical formulations. Your role will involve organizing research work, determining formulation strategies, evaluating critical quality parameters, and assessing the benefits of different formulation alternatives. You will collaborate closely with customers to understand their needs and develop Eastman solutions that meet those needs.

The position is located in our lab facilities in Ghent (Belgium).


  • Serve as the go-to person for agrochemical formulation development and understand how formulations impact industrial production and application.
  • Utilize your expertise in surface science, rheology of emulsions, suspensions, powders, and solutions, and structure-property-processing relationships to provide technical solutions to meet customer needs in the agrochemical industry.
  • Take the lead in planning ingredient test strategies, including formulation prototype development. Convert test strategies into laboratory experiments and coordinate execution with lab technicians.
  • Promote a Zero Incident Mindset in the lab and support a safe working environment.
  • Collaborate with Market Development to identify unmet market needs and opportunities.
  • Establish relationships and collaborate effectively with other Eastman formulation experts beyond the agrochemicals field and external partners, such as independent institutes and technical centers, in the area of agrochemicals formulations and lab testing.
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions, bring ideas for new products, and provide creative solutions based on a solid understanding of Eastman's chemistries.
  • Conduct literature searches and monitor patent activity to stay updated on competing technologies.
  • Guide, motivate, and support project team members in the lab.

This who you are

  • Hold a Master's or PhD degree in sciences, preferably in chemistry, physical chemistry, or colloidal chemistry.
  • Experience in formulating for crop protection application (liquids and/or solids) is highly recommended.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the structure and trends in the agrochemicals industry.
  • Display creativity in thinking outside the box.
  • Possess analytical thinking skills to design appropriate experiments and accurately interpret results.
  • Enjoy working in multi-functional project teams and customer-facing situations.
  • Exhibit clear and effective written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Dutch or a willingness to learn is a plus.
  • Apply Project management skills, actively engage with stakeholders and keep focus on deadlines and budget.
  • Be a great team player!

Why choose Eastman?

It’s about growth and your long-term success. At Eastman, your career path can take many routes—each offering growth opportunities, competitive salary and benefits, and a globally growing work environment. Eastman fosters a culture of diversity steeped in teamwork and employee involvement, a place where dedicated individuals turn great ideas into materials that make a difference in everyday life. We support and encourage one another and believe that leveraging diversity in our thoughts and experiences allows us to excel in business.

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