Formulations Technician

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Multiple Locations
September 30, 2024

Full Time – 40 Hours/Week 

$1000 SIGN-ON BONUS (external applicants eligible only) 

Perform routine preparation of vehicles and test article dosage solutions for use in toxicology studies with close supervision.


· Prepare bulk vehicles and test article formulations utilizing various mixing methods and apparatus.

· Prepare dosing aliquots and formulation samples for solutions, suspensions, and dispensations under supervision.

· Ensure accurate recording of test articles and vehicles/reagents to maintain accountability and inventory.

· Calibrate, operate, and assist in the maintenance of basic laboratory equipment.

· Collect, record data, and perform all tasks in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices Regulations (GLPs), study protocols, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

· Perform daily verification of formulation calculations and data quality control checks.

· Perform study preparation activities including labeling aliquot and sample tubes, study book set-up, and laboratory set-up/clean-up.

· Assist with glassware washing and maintain cleanliness and general appearance of the Formulations Laboratory.

· Perform other related duties as assigned


· Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) preferred

· Experience: Minimum of 0 to 1 years laboratory experience

· An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

· Certification/Licensure: Must have valid, state-issued, driver’s license.

· Other: Must be detail-oriented and have good verbal and written communication skills. Must have good computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and lift.
  • Must be able to regularly wear safety equipment and clothing in compliance with OSHA regulations and company SOPs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to regularly measure and combine chemicals in order to prepare test article for use in the laboratory.
  • Regularly record data by hand or on a computer terminal.
  • Must be able to regularly stand approximately 6 to 8 hours a day.
  • Must be able to regularly measure and combine chemicals in order to prepare test article for use in the laboratory.
  • Must be able to regularly communicate with other personnel and sponsors regarding all aspects of the day to day operations of the Formulations Laboratory.
  • Must be able to regularly read and follow Standard Operating Procedures.


  • General research laboratory working conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Works with or near caustic chemicals and with chemical compounds with unknown levels of toxicity.

Core Benefits

  • Mental/Dental/Vision Plans
  • Vacation and Holiday
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Value Added Programs

  • Employee discount program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Recognition and Referral Program

Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Fitness Reimbursement and Wellness Programs
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Parental Leave


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September 30, 2024

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