Formulation Chemists test and develop pharmaceuticals and household products. Formulation chemists play an important role in drug and product safety and effectiveness.
The work of a formulation chemist mainly consists of mixing non-reactive chemicals to find a desired compound or polymer for products that include paints, adhesives, plastics, personal care items, food products and pharmaceuticals.
In research, formulation chemists seek to find quantifiable characteristics of different chemical compounds for their use in making products more durable, more palatable, safer and more effective.
Formulation chemists work mainly in a laboratory setting, adjusting chemical compounds and recording information.