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Chemist III - Solid State Calcination


Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Beachwood, OH, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703707

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… The Solid State Calcination Chemist will plan and coordinate the synthesis and characterization of lithium ion battery (LIB) cathode materials. He/she will be responsible for conceiving, synthesizing, and optimizing the performance of new and innovative cathode materials. The role will also be responsible for developing new concepts in cathode material design and synthesis, and coordinating the refinement of the synthesis parameters with colleagues in RCN/B and RCN/D. Chemist III – Solid State Calcination (1703707) – Beachwood, OH Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Conduct independent research leading to the establishment and improvement of the cathode materials.
  • Evaluate results from the synthesis of cathode materials, including materials characterization and electrochemical testing.
  • Coordinate and plan long-range synthesis of cathode materials.
  • Consistently propose ideas, solutions, and projects.
  • Map and develop predictive models for material performance/property relationships.
  • Optimize the performance of new and innovative cathode materials.
  • Maintain current awareness of and implement marketing requirements for cathode material designs.
  • Determine the feasibility and patentability of advanced studies to continually improve the company’s competitive position in the marketplace.
  • Plan, design, monitor, evaluate, and coordinate communication of results, both internally and externally.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:

  • Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential
  • Support development assignments and movement of talent across units
  • Motivate and challenge to drive high performance
  • Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally
  • Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
  • Execute performance and career development discussions
  • Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy
  • Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, or a related degree with 2 years of work experience; OR a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, or related discipline with at least 4 years of professional experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with 7 years of work experience.
  • Knowledge of solid state chemistry with expertise in XRD techniques and data analysis is required.
  • Knowledge of LIB cathode structure – function relationships and familiarity with testing of batteries and battery materials via electrochemical and instrumental methods is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of research principles, theories, and techniques.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills; must be able to write cogent reports and effectively transmit oral results.

Qualifications – NOTE: Not all positions are eligible for cross-regional relocation/work authorization. Cross regional is defined as movement between countries (e.g., Canada to U.S.).

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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