Principal Formulation Research Scientist

at IFF in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Principal Formulation Research Scientist

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Date:May 26, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19803

Company: IFF Family of Companies

You acknowledge that, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, IFF will transfer the MC business unit to LANXESS in or about Q2 of 2022, and that this position has been identified to transition with the MC business unit to LANXESS. In accepting this, you agree to such transition and, to the extent required by IFF, to the transfer of your employment to another IFF entity in preparation for such transition.

Job Description

IFF has an opening for a Principle Formulation Research Scientist in Wilmington, DE. IFF Microbial Control is focused on providing sustainable microbial control solutions, based on innovative science and technology in a wide variety of industries. These application areas range from preservation of personal care, latex, and paint products, to antimicrobial textiles, to treatment of large scale water process systems such as cooling water, pulp & paper and oil & gas fields. IFF Microbial Control is committed to maintaining and building our success, and we have an exciting opportunity for a Principle Formulation Research Scientist to join our R&D team.


+ Manage the technical strategy for all Home and Personal Care Projects in cooperation with marketing and regional & global commercial leaders

+ Lead multiple R&D based projects simultaneously while effectively updating and communicating with internal stakeholders and teams

+ Work with other R&D scientists and associates in a team-based environment to support and drive R&D projects to completion and subsequent adoption of technology by customers

+ Serve as the business subject matter expert Home and Personal Care formulations and the market space. The candidate will have an external presence in key industry groups to represent IFF

+ Bring new technology advancements to IFF from outside the organization in order to development next generation products

+ Collaborate externally to find new technology and potential collaborators for expanding the portfolio in the Personal Care arena

+ Direct research by providing timely feedback and insight to aid in the discovery of new products and its optimization in cross-functional teams

+ Prepare technical reports, data summaries, presentations, protocols, and other technical and regulatory documents as needed

+ Responsible for developing and maintaining the intellectual property strategy, file patent applications, and competitive landscapes to guide future R&D investment

+ Contribute to skill development and mentoring of junior scientists on the team

Job Requirements

+ PhD with a minimum of 10-15 years experience or a BS/MS with 15+ years experience in formulation science, chemistry, or a similar field

+ A minimum of 5 years industrial employment in the design, development and scale up of formulated products in the Home and Personal Care Space, using advanced formulation techniques for active ingredients in complex mixtures

+ A fundamental understanding of the Home and Personal Care product market, including industry trends.

+ A Team player, able to work with multi-disciplinary team, external collaborators, and key business stakeholders

+ Proven track record of success in developing and scaling up products in Personal Care

+ Demonstrated experience of leading multi-disciplinary projects that expand beyond R&D

+ Demonstrated experience formulating and scaling products from R&D to Full scale manufacturing

+ Demonstrated hands-on-mentality and a strong affinity for lab work

+ Demonstrated experience with strategy development and monitoring competitive landscape

+ Ability to adapt to frequent changes, manage multiple projects in parallel, and thrive in a fast-paced R&D environment

+ Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. (https:// to learn more.

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Job Posting: JC204744014

Posted On: Feb 16, 2022

Updated On: Jun 19, 2022