BASF Connect Asia - Coatings Young Professionals (m/f) Research Scientist in Münster, Germany

Connect Asia - Coatings Young Professionals (m/f) Research Scientist

Job Field:Research & Development

Location:Münster, DE

Company:BASF Coatings GmbH

Job Type:Permanent

Job ID:EN54188490ONLE17

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

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.

What you can expect

Are you interested in developing your career in Asia? Are you looking for challenging projects on an international level? Coatings Young Professionals trainee program offers you an opportunity to prove your capabilities and gain experience in Europe to fully prepare you for interesting career opportunities within the company in Asia.

  • You will be based at BASF Shanghai Coatings in China. During the first 12 months on-the-job training in China, you will be able to integrate quickly into the company and get a first overview about the Coatings products and processes.

  • The 12 months training in Europe afterwards will offer you the chance to become familiar with the variety of our worldwide company operations and to prepare yourself for your future assignment at BASF Coatings in China.

  • Additionally, you will be able to integrate quickly into the company, thanks to a wide range of networking events and through ongoing support from your personal guide and mentor.

  • After your training, you are ready to work in a team to work as lab leader in our new research facilities in Shanghai; your tasks will include developing new ideas for research projects and participating in or managing research and development projects.

  • Furthermore, you will immerse yourself in scientific research by continuously observing technical trends and scientific publications while leading and coaching your team.

What we expect

  • We are looking for self-starting, committed candidates who will enjoy working independently in a challenging environment and continually develop the company through their commitment.

  • In addition to your strong communication skills in Chinese and English, your German skills will be considered as a plus.

  • You have earned an above-average PhD degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  • Ideally, you have focused on binder or coating systems or have experience with application technology.

  • You have advanced experience with Windows and MS Office packages.

  • In addition to your analytical way of thinking and ability to make decisions, you are aware of topics regarding safety, health and the environment.

We offer

From the very first day, Connect Asia will support your further professional development as a specialist or manager with excellent career opportunities in an international company. You will have the opportunity to learn about your own skills and to grow personally as well as gain international working experience through a rotation abroad. Expect on-going support from your personal mentor from management as well as regular feedback meetings throughout the program. For your professional and personal development we offer comprehensive training modules to prepare you for every challenge ahead. Your employment will be based on a local working contract with BASF in China.

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