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Sr. Team Lead - Bioinformatics


Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704041

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 seeking a Senior Bioinformatics Team Lead to join BASF's Computational Chemistry & Bioinformatics group within the global Digitalization in Research and Development function at our site in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

As part of an enthusiastic global team of experts, you will support BASF's worldwide Bioscience Research activities. Your role covers management, coaching and development of the Research Triangle Park (RTP) Bioinformatics team, while providing hands-on scientific project support by directly analyzing genome, metagenome, proteome, transcriptome and various other datasets for in-depth mining and interpretation.

As a team lead you will be responsible for a team of experts in BASF's worldwide Digitalization in R&D Department providing support to our project partners in all bioscience activities.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Leverage your experience leading teams to advise, coach, and develop a team of bioinformaticians.
  • Develop, apply and evaluate new computational solutions to manage workflow automation, data curation, and data visualization.
  • Communicate clearly and openly, building relationships with our internal project partners, as this is key for project success and continuous advancement of current and future needs.
  • Leverage your solid proficiency in managing projects with diverse groups of participants will be necessary as part of local, regional and global effort in a global bioinformatics team and with cross-functional teams.

This is a challenging role with a motivated team in a high-paced, entrepreneurial work environment coupled with excellent opportunities for career development in a leading multinational corporation.

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…

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology or a related field with 5+ years relevant work experience OR MS with 8+ years of experience OR BS with 10+ years of experience
  • Proficient scripting abilities and exposure to multiple programming languages
  • 2 years in a leadership role with direct reports
  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Exhibit entrepreneurial drive and a positive team spirit.
  • Must be goal oriented, customer focused and able to work in a fast-paced international team setting

What we would also like to see in you…

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology or a related field with 5+ years Bioinformatics experience
  • Experience leading a team of direct reports in an industry setting
  • Experience working in an industry environment for 5 to 10 years
  • Experience with model plant, crop, and microbial bioinformatics

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Job Segment: Manager, Management

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