BASF Associate Chemist, Iselin in Iselin, New Jersey

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking an Associate Chemist to join our Microscopy team in Iselin, NJ. The Microscopy group, part of Analytics & Materials Characterization, GCC/SA Iselin, provides critical morphology and elemental characterization to the GCC group, including research, plant and customer support. We have a vacancy in the group we need to fill in order to meet critical timing needs and continue expanding the group’s capabilities.

Associate Chemist (1700522)

You are a highly motivated scientist with interest in Electron Microscopy (EM). You will lead the sample preparation (CMP – cut/mount/polish) of catalysts, their precursors, associated assembly components and related materials for Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA). In addition, you will provide characterization of these materials via Electron Microscopy with supervision.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Prepare catalyst materials for Microscopy analysis by sectioning, epoxy impregnation, and polishing.

  • Operate and maintain all preparation equipment, including saws, ovens, and polishers.

  • Operate and maintain EM equipment in a fast-paced catalyst characterization support group

  • Provide concise reports, documenting, interpreting results, and communicating (written and oral) of basic and moderately complex microscopy results with support.

  • Interact and engage with scientists, engineers, and manufacturing associates working on new-product development and manufacturing support; interfacing with clients.

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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 degree in Chemistry, material science or related degree required

  • Direct lab experience ( academic or industrial) required .

  • Willing to work with laboratory saws, polishing equipment, and hazardous chemicals.

  • Expected to have academic knowledge in general chemistry (knowledge of inorganic chemistry and catalysis a plus).

  • Ability to interpret and report results with supervision

  • Familiarity with Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM, or EPMA) preferred

  • Familiarity with heterogeneous catalysis preferred

  • Strong Microsoft Office suite skills

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RCC-Heterogeneous Catalysis

Title: Associate Chemist, Iselin

Location: NJ-Iselin

Requisition ID: 1700522