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Formulation Development Lead

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Job Title: Formulation Development Lead
Location: West Sacramento, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Formulation Development Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Formulation Development Lead, are to:

  • Lead and direct the scientific activities of formulation development to meet the needs for new product development of microbial-based biologicals (e.g. microbes, enzymes, chemistries, etc.);

  • Develop staff and ensure productivity, efficiency and safe working environment;

  • Manage multifunctional and multisite development projects and contribute to early-stage discovery research on biologicals pipeline, product development, and life cycle management;

  • Ensure the compliance with all existing safety and other standards in the area of responsibility taking into account laws, regulations and directives and evaluate potential risks of the research activities;

  • Provide scientific/technological leadership in formulation and in the development of practical and cost -effective downstream processes (e.g. bioprocess unit operation including separations, etc.) that enable the commercialization of new microbial-based products;

  • Provide scientific/technological leadership in formulations and downstream processes (e.g. bioprocess unit operation including separations, etc.) to support the production, usage, expansion and life cycle management of existing microbial-based products; also provide technical guidance to address customer inquiries;

  • Evaluate technological feasibilities and cost targets for new projects/products and provide guidance to project technical lead and project manager on options, timeline, and formulation strategies leading to successful technology transfer to manufacturing site(s);

  • Act as technical expert to facilitate evaluation and adaptation of new technologies suitable for microbial derived product concepts working with potential partners.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree with at least 12 years of relevant experience or Masters degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with at least six years of relevant experience;

  • Excellent communication, organization and planning skills;

  • Management experience in leading and developing scientific teams;

  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop collaborative working relationships with peers and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and from different cultures;

  • Industrial experience in agricultural formulation formats, processing technology and equipment such as spray drying, freeze drying, and granulation;

  • Ability to take a formulation processes from laboratory to manufacturing scale;

  • Versed with Local and Global pesticide regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industrial experience in enzyme stabilization / formulations.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


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Job Post Date: 02/24/21
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