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Associate Chemist


Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703476

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. 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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… BASF is currently seeking a motivated Associate Chemist to join our Agricultural Solutions business at our Research & Development (R&D) facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC. Associate Chemist (1703476) – RTP, NC As an Associate Chemist, you will be responsible for conducting lab activities for the development, registration and manufacture of new products and formulations for Crop Protection. You will also be responsible for supporting the advancement of new pesticide formulations from idea generation and conception through scale-up and market introduction. Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Demonstrate safety-first mentality and compliance with all applicable BASF guidelines and standards for EHS, including documentation of, and adherence to safe work practices
  • Perform chemical and physical laboratory experiments and tests, and maintain accurate records of results and observations
  • Analyze assigned research problems, and plan and implement methods to develop solutions
  • Utilize existing and implement new technologies within a development program, looking for variations from the norm, and taking action accordingly
  • Conduct and interpret experiments and studies to advance formulation development
  • Provide R&D formulations support for new product launches and life cycle management projects, interfacing with Manufacturing and Operations
  • Liaise with Sales, Marketing, Registration, and field personnel in furnishing technical assistance and trial materials to solve product performance problems
  • Improvise, assemble and maintain lab equipment; maintain inventory of materials for continued lab operations

For further information on BASF located in RTP, NC, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division This position does not offer relocation assistance. 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…

  • BS/BA in a Physical or Life Science discipline (i.e.: Chemistry, Agronomy, Biology or Related) – OR – BS in Chemical Engineering
  • Demonstrated applied Practical Laboratory Skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Serious safety focus, attention to detail, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with ability to build working relationships across multiple functions and locations

We Also Look For…

  • 2+ years of practical laboratory experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of chemistry
  • Knowledge of Formulation Science and Application Science
  • Experience with herbicide formulations (formulating and measuring physical properties)

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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