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Research Scientist Synthesis (m/f)


Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Ludwigshafen, DE
Company: BASF SE
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: EN56513776_ONLE_1

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

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 an integral part of our synthetic research departments, you will propel the research and development of basic chemicals and intermediates forward.

  • Along with searching for new products, a strong focus will be placed on developing new processes and procedures as well as optimizing established ones for a variety of applications.
  • You will work on multi-step organic syntheses from initial screening in the laboratory up to scale production.
  • An integral part of your work will be the evaluation of analytical methods as well as the documentation and presentation of the results of your research.
  • You will work in close contact with internal partners in R&D, Production and Marketing as well as collaborate on projects with universities and external research institutes.
  • While accomplishing your tasks, you will also continue to develop your entrepreneurial and personal skills.

What we expect

  • You have earned an above average PhD in Chemistry or equivalent.
  • You have already gained in depth knowledge of organic synthesis or homogeneous catalysis and profound knowledge of preparative organic chemistry.
  • Good IT application skills, especially standard chemistry software, and the willingness to learn German are essential.
  • You see yourself as a team player with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • A distinctive proactiveness as well as strong communication skills and a high target-orientation complete your profile.

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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