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Lab Team Leader - Core Facility Molecular Biology and Lab-Automation (m/f)


Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Ludwigshafen, DE
Company: BASF SE
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: EN56686427_ONLE_1

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Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.
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What you can expect

As a Lab Team Leader (m/f) of our Core Facility Molecular Biology and Lab-Automation you will contribute to the development of novel biotechnological products and processes.

  • You will head a service lab with technical focus on molecular biology and lab-automation.
  • Together with your team you will organize and optimize various tasks in the area of micro- and molecular biology for the entire White Biotechnology Research department at our site in Ludwigshafen, e.g. DNA synthesis, DNA sequencing, qPCR and cloning.
  • The work will either be carried out in your own lab or outsourced to service companies.
  • A further focus of your work is to develop robot assisted automated workflows.
  • Through your close collaboration with all BASF research groups in the areas of White Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology you are involved in a large number of R&D projects.
  • You will organize and optimize the work within your lab and ensure compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • You will build and maintain contacts to internal and external service units and academic partners.
  • You will monitor market trends, relevant scientific developments as well as competitor activities and initiate new research projects.

What we expect

  • You possess a Ph.D. degree in sciences or engineering or with excellent final grades. Post Doc or initial professional experience in the field of molecular biology and lab automation is a plus.
  • You have extensive practical experience in molecular biology and biochemistry and cover a broad spectrum of methods (cloning techniques, genome editing, qPCR, sequencing, etc.).
  • You are experienced in handling lab automation systems and have a strong IT background.
  • You are used to work as part of interdisciplinary teams, you are fluent in English, and have strong communication skills and a high level of determination and orientation toward goals.
  • You impress us with your innovative ideas and customer-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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