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Physicist / Engineer in Colorimetry (m/f)


Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Münster, DE
Company: BASF Coatings GmbH
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: EN56531778_ONLE_3

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.

The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, as well as decorative paints and, through the acquisition of Chemetall, is a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners’ needs all over the world.

What you can expect

In the position of physicist / engineer, you will support our Color Science & Technology team.

  • You will calculate the optical properties of thin films and photonic components, using commercial software (RSoft and LightTools) in the process.
  • In addition, you will evaluate the technical feasibility of simulation results.
  • You will further develop our existing methods and processes.
  • Furthermore, you will develop mathematical and physical models to characterize optical characteristics of pigments and coating structures.
  • You will calculate the light-material interaction in near and far fields based on corresponding models.
  • Beyond that, you will translate the results of modeling into materials and process development.

What we expect

  • You have earned a PhD in physics or engineering and are intimately familiar with the fields of geometrical optics, wave optics, light refraction, light scattering and ray tracing.
  • In addition, you have already gained some experience with light simulation applications as well as in the development and technical implementation via electronic data processing of mathematical and physical models.
  • You are familiar with the manufacturing and coating processes that are customary on the market in the area of optical systems and with the overall conditions that apply to modeling as a result thereof.
  • You utilize your good knowledge of the programming language C++ and in the area of object-oriented programming productively.
  • You are well acquainted with the standard IT applications and are versed in using your excellent English skills in an international environment in your day-to-day work.
  • You are also impressive for your high level of initiative, and your strengths include a focus on performance and innovation as well as teamwork and communication skills.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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