BASF Computational Chemist/Physicist Molecular Simulation (f/m) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Computational Chemist/Physicist Molecular Simulation (f/m)

Job Field:Research & Development

Location:Ludwigshafen, DE

Company:BASF SE

Job Type:Permanent

Job ID:EN56095669ONLE2

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What you can expect

Understanding chemical reactivity and materials properties on a molecular scale is at the heart of chemistry. Within our Molecular Simulation Team, a main focus is the translation of real-world formulation problems into simulations addressing the problem.

  • You will be responsible for planning, implementation and interpretation of SCFT, DPD, CG and MD simulations as well as parameterization and validation of complex mixtures.

  • You will develop models to establish structure-property relationships.

  • You will plan and conduct projects - also with external research collaborations - and take over responsibility for the project management within an international team.

  • You will establish and maintain collaborations with academic research groups, evaluate new approaches and explore new application areas.

What we expect

  • You have successfully completed your studies with a PhD in chemistry or physical chemistry and possess a background in the field of molecular simulations or a similar qualification.

  • Furthermore, you have already gained application-based experience with MD simulations and statistical mechanics as well as modeling approaches for surfactants, polymer solutions, encapsulation and polyelectrolytes.

  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  • You are a creative and motivated team player, who is able to convince us with strong communication skills.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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