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Sr Scientist I / Sr Scientist II, Environmental Exposure, RTP


Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1701578

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.

And 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…

We are searching for outstanding candidates who are interested to work for BASF Corporation. We have an immediate opportunity available for an Environmental Exposure Assessor - Environmental Fate in the Crop Protection Division at our Research Triangle Park, NC location.

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Senior Scientist I / Senior Scientist II (1701578) – Research Triangle Park, NC

The selected candidate will become part of an established, global interdisciplinary research team focused on the development and registration of new BASF plant protection products, as well as supporting life cycle management of our portfolios. The role will work closely and collaboratively with internal technical experts in relevant units such as global and/or regional registration, formulations, analytics, field biology, ecotoxicology, toxicology, and global and regional marketing, as well as externally with national and global regulatory authorities, industry associations, and task forces. More specifically, the selected candidate will serve as a global and/or regional Environmental Fate Expert for various active substance projects to successfully conduct the following tasks:

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Utilize environmental fate data and agronomic information to conduct appropriate exposure assessments using modeling tools for use in global regulatory dossiers and development strategies.
  • Monitor and interpret regulatory science laboratory and field studies focused on the fate and behavior of plant protection products in the environment to meet registration guidelines of regulatory agencies.
  • Manage multiple, complex projects focused on meeting the environmental fate requirements for the registration of new active substances. Develop innovative approaches in addressing regulatory challenges and timeline constraints.
  • Support registration managers in the preparation of dossiers and responses to regulatory agencies.
  • For assigned portfolio, provide input on the appropriate environmental fate studies needed for regulatory dossiers and development strategies, including new studies, as well as assessment of quality and completeness of existing studies.
  • Work with external research organizations to contract regulatory science studies needed for registrations, and act as the study monitor for such studies.

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


  • PhD and 4+ years post-degree experience, an MS and 7+ years postdegree experience, or BS and 10+ years post-degree experience in research and development in a life science field.

The required technical skills include:

  • Thorough knowledge of environmental models used for pesticide registration purposes in the US and EU. This includes standard and higher-tier assessments with commonly used models such as PWC, MACRO, PEARL, PRZM, PELMO, TOXSWA, ModelMaker, KinGUI, PestDF and technical guidance documents for deriving kinetic endpoints in NAFTA and the EU.
  • Practical knowledge of the environmental fate studies used to generate key modeling end points.
  • Experience interfacing with Regulatory authorities and meeting registration requirements.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including presentations), as well as demonstrated success communicating in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently & effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary research team.
  • Domestic and international travel is expected to be approximately 10%.

Desired: In addition to the Required Skills above, a highly qualified candidate will have:

  • PhD and 7+ years post-degree experience, an MS and 9+ years postdegree experience, or BS and 12+ years post-degree experience in research and development in a life science field. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of degradation kinetics software tools (ModeIMaker, Kinetica, KinGUI, PestDF) and technical guidance documents for deriving kinetic endpoints for EU assessments.
  • Experience with GIS tools and analysis.
  • Direct experience with the conduct of guideline environmental fate lab or field studies.
  • Knowledge of plant protection products, the agricultural products industry, and of agronomic practices.
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

This position is within a job family and will be filled at a level applicable to the incumbent's qualifications.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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