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Scientist, Material Physics and Analytics (microscopy and surface analysis)


Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Shanghai, CN, 200000
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_CN_22716

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We have over 110,000 employees connecting around the world. For you, this means an almost unlimited range of job opportunities, career development and lots of potential to continue learning . At BASF we believe strongly in the power of connected minds.


BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing, BASF is one of the largest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus in Shanghai as a research and development hub for the Asia Pacific region. Objectives

  • As a head of lab team provide technical solutions for complex analytical assignments using existing and new technologies, methods etc. Actively drive the technical development and knowledge gain for BASF on respective analytical fields –microstructure and surface characterization.

Main Tasks

  • Develop technical solutions using existing and new technologies, methods etc
  • Transform the request objectives into work plans for lab team, analyze & interpret experimental results
  • Develop new methods and procedures for testing or analysis within the lab team.
  • Constantly discuss and align analytical activities with customers and global team.
  • Proactively advise customer (as a coordinator)
  • Monitor quality of the work in the lab and of the data delivered to the customer, and monitor time targets (e.g. data delivery date to customer).
  • Present and document results
  • Organize and supervise roles, responsibilities and work routines within the lab team, and instruct, coach the lab team.
  • Develop, motivate, inspire lab team members
  • Continuously observe, analyze and assess scientific and technical trends in analytics.
  • closely follow and evaluate scientific literature, publications, and draw conclusions for BASF


  • PhD in Chemistry, Material Science or Physics or M.SC. in Chemistry, Material Science or Physics.
  • At least 6 years’ experience of conducting microscopy (AFM or SEM) experiment (including PhD period); Deep theoretical knowledge and extensive hands-on practice on microstructure and surface characterization
  • Broad knowledge of analytics for chemical products
  • At least 1 year international experience in polymer related R&D (post-doc or industry) is preferred.
  • Good English and Chinese skills

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