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Chemical Formulation and Extraction Specialist


We are seeking a Chemical Formulation and Extraction Specialist to join our team.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and optimizing the composition and the features of our products to meet customers’ expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and optimize methods for color modification and perform colorimetry analyses
  • Develop and optimize extraction methods for the recovery of secondary plant metabolites, with a focus on antioxidants.
  • Conduct hands-on analytical testing using HPLC and other techniques to characterize compositions
  • Design and execute experiments to optimize chemical compositions and the physical state of products (e.g. liquid vs powder) in order to meet customers‘ requirements
  • Document findings and provide technical reports to support decision-making

Required Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related scientific field
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a chemical formulation or analytical chemistry role, preferably in the plant-based raw ingredients industry
  • Proven expertise in HPLC and other analytical techniques
  • Strong background in color chemistry, including color modification and colorimetry
  • In-depth knowledge of plant metabolites, especially polyphenols
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment

This is a 1-year contract position with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate will be available to start immediately. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, don’t hesitate in applying at jobs@gaiatech.ch

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