Senior Formulation Scientist (Full-Time)

POSTED: May 8, 2024
BUSINESS: AgXelerators, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability

AgXelerators Inc. is a dynamic start-up company dedicated to revolutionizing the landscape of Agricultural crop protection, crop health, crop production, soil health and soil regeneration. We are passionate about developing cutting-edge products tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients and address the evolving challenges of modern and sustainable agriculture. As a small but ambitious company, we embrace risk-taking, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. Join the team in our mission to lead the way in agricultural innovation and make a meaningful impact on the industry.

We are seeking an experienced Formulation Scientist to join our growing team located at the Purdue Technology Center, West Lafayette, Indiana. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in agricultural formulations and a proven track record of developing novel products. As a key member of our team, you will play a pivotal role in driving the formulation development process from concept to commercialization. This position offers a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced start-up working alongside Titans of the formulation industry. Your contributions will have a direct impact on the company's success and growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with company experts, lead the formulation development efforts of new active ingredients, including both biologicals (micro-organisms, proteins, peptides, plant extracts, viruses) and chemistry (naturally-derived or synthetic).
  • Collaborate with our clients to ensure alignment between formulation development, regulatory requirements, and commercial objectives.
  • Design and optimize formulation compositions to improve product performance, stability, and efficacy.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments and tests to evaluate the physical and chemical properties of formulations.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory developments in agricultural formulations and actively contribute to innovative ideas and new approaches.
  • Follow established protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for safe and efficient laboratory practices.
  • Record and document all experimental information and organize, analyze, summarize, and report the final results.
  • Communicate effectively with other team members and our clients. Present experimental results and progress in group discussions and project updates.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members as needed.
  • PhD or Master's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in agricultural formulation development, preferably in a research or industrial setting.
  • Proven track record of successfully developing and commercializing innovative agricultural products.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines governing agricultural formulations.
  • Fast learner with strong curiosity and passion in biological and chemical formulations and hands-on experimentation.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for innovation and a willingness to take risks.
  • Enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to the growth of a small start-up team.


  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in a fast-growing start-up environment.
  • Equity stake in the company, providing potential for substantial financial rewards as the company grows.
  • Flexible work environment and the ability to work on exciting and challenging projects.
  • Opportunity to work alongside some of the leading minds in agricultural formulation chemistry.
  • Competitive benefits package commensurate with your knowledge and experience.
If you are passionate about agricultural innovation and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in joining to Mark Zettler (


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