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Lab Team Leader Fermentation - Industrial Biotechnolgy (m/f)


Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Ludwigshafen, DE
Company: BASF SE
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: EN56682219_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 Fermentation - Industrial Biotechnology (m/f) in our Fermentation Products Research, you will head a research lab with focus on fermentation process development from lab scale to pilot scale.

  • Together with your team you will drive innovation for the fermentative production of chemicals and enzymes by fermentation.
  • You will organize and optimize workflows within the lab, ensure compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental policies and procedures, and support projects in our pilot facility.
  • As part of a global interdisciplinary project team, you will represent your team internally and externally and establish a network with business 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 biology, biotechnology, process engineering or a related field with excellent final grades. Post Doc or initial professional experience in the field of industrial biotechnology/bioprocess engineering are a plus.
  • You have extensive practical experience in the development and optimization of microbial fermentation processes at various scales; additional experience in downstream processing is welcome.
  • Solid knowledge of bacterial and/or fungal physiology and of modern molecular biology and analytical methods complete your professional profile.
  • You have experience working 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 are a proficient user of standard IT applications and 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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