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Agrochemical Formulation Scientist

Company: AgZen
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

AgZen's mission is to eliminate pesticide pollution. Our patented sprayer retrofits and additives, developed at MIT, allow farmers to spray 50% less pesticides while maintaining crop health and yield. We are a vibrant startup based in Boston, Massachusetts, and we are on a mission to help farmers save money and prevent the over-spraying of agrochemicals. AgZen is venture-backed and has won $600K in prizes and awards from prestigious competitions like the MIT 100K and the Rice business plan competition.We are looking for a sharp, tenacious, and creative Agrochemical Formulation Scientist to join our team and help develop AgZen's formulation technologies. Responsibilities will include directing and performing lab activities for the development of new formulations, translating them through registration, manufacturing and facilitating their implementation in the field. The position involves working closely with engineering, sales, marketing, EHS, and manufacturing operations within the company to develop the best formulation development paths. Strong communication, flexibility, teamwork, the desire to take on different responsibilities and the ability to translate business needs to development goals will all be essential skills for a successful applicant. What you will do:

  • Direct and perform laboratory activities for the design and development of new AgZen formulations that help reduce agrochemical waste
  • Aid in the development of new pesticide preparation and application technologies by working closely with AgZen's technical team.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on raw materials for formulations
  • Work closely with customers and on-field teams to establish and iterate on functional requirements, efficacy, performance, stability and quality control of AgZen formulations.
  • Help develop regulatory plans and EHS protocols for new formulations and technologies.
  • Evaluate raw materials, supply chains and new technologies as it pertains to AgZen's formulation development.
  • Evaluate and work closely with formulation manufacturers on proper formulation and production of AgZen products.About you:
    • You are passionate, genuinely curious, and innovative
    • You have unwavering personal integrity and work ethic
    • You are proactive, productive, and complete tasks promptly
    • You excel in a team-centric environment that is transparent and accountable
    • You are passionate about building new technologies that integrate different fields
    • You are adaptable and excel working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Qualifications:
      • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field is required; MS or Ph.D. is desirable.
      • Minimum of 5 years of practical industrial experience in research & development is required.
      • Proven ability to lead, plan and execute research and development projects on difficult problems with cross-functional teams.
      • Demonstrated record of achievement for formulation research and development and in-depth experience on adjuvants, crop protection or biological products.
      • Proven track record of iterative development and application of new technologies.
      • Strong understanding of agrochemical formulation, preparation and application technologies. -Contact: Vishnu Jayaprakash, CEO and Co-founder. AgZen, vishnu@agzen.com

Keywords: AgZen, Somerville , Agrochemical Formulation Scientist, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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