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Media Lab Technician


Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704016

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… Media Lab Technician (1704016) - Raleigh, NC We are currently seeking a versatile team member in the Plant Transformation group in BASF Plant Science to support of various trait and technology projects. The individual will be responsible for the routine and custom preparation of cell and tissue culture media and the maintenance of a clean and highly functioning Media Lab. The individual will also be responsible for participating in weekly plant transformation and mutagenesis experiments and for delivering results to the lead scientist. Additional functions/duties include participation in plant care activities in growth chambers and greenhouse, in which work on some weekends are required. All data will be housed using an in-house database system to record and track data from media preparation, tissue culture experiments, and greenhouse activities.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

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 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. Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You… Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in biological or agricultural science -OR- Associates degree in biological or agricultural science with 3 years of work experience in Bioscience field. BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
  • 3 years aseptic skills with experience in performing plant tissue culture techniques following well-developed protocols,
  • 3 years experience in large scale media preparation and familiar with operating autoclaves, mediaclaves, and automatic plate pouring equipment,

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly motivated and a proven team player with the mindset to deliver high quality media and datasets in a timely manner,
  • Flexible and able to change roles seamlessly throughout the day,
  • Working knowledge in chemistry, cell biology and microbiology; broad understanding in effect of media components on plant cells, tissues and/or organs,
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Computer skills with knowledge of LIMS and/or other data management systems,
  • Demonstrated compliance with Stewardship requirements, and track record in working in a safe and regulatory compliant manner,
  • Ability and willingness to work in the varied climate of a research greenhouse year-round (e.g. heat, humidity, etc.).
  • Experience and knowledge of general plant care and greenhouse operations,
  • Experience in plant transformation of corn and soybean.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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