BASF Scientist III - Crop Trait Knowledge in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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!

Wherethe Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a creative and innovative Scientist who will be responsible for contributing to crop-centric research activities. This research will focus on the needs of BASF customers and operating divisions and will include areas important for plant science such as crop biology, diseases, and/or pests.

The successful candidate will conduct and/or coordinate research activities within diverse research teams and across global BASF sites. The scientist will work closely with other team members to plan experiments, analyze and interpret data, document findings, communicate results, and contribute to developing new innovative ideas. Interest in working on diverse, rapidly evolving projects is essential. The position is part of BASF Bioscience in the Plant Science group.

Scientist III – Crop Trait Knowledge (1702571) – Research Triangle Park, NC

Formulafor Success: You Will…

· Analyze and interpret biological datasets involving molecular, genetic, physiological, and biochemical information.

· Synthesize scientific findings in a biological context.

· Be highly effective in communicating research results.

· Work effectively within a matrix organization.

· Efficiently manage your time on diverse research activities and prioritize to meet deadlines.

· Contribute as a key technical specialist and/or lead work in your area of expertise.

· Display curiosity and demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new scientific areas.

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.

Ingredientsfor Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’sdegree required in Biological Science or a related field with a minimum of5 years of professional experience, OR a Master’s degree with a minimum of3 years of professional experience, OR a Ph.D. with post-doctoralexperience preferred.

  • Researchexperience with direct relevance for plants or crop systems. This couldinclude plant science, microbiology, entomology, or plant pathology.

  • Demonstratedbackground in planning and conducting research activities, andinterpreting experimental data and document findings.

  • Experiencein analyzing datasets from different data areas (molecular tophysiological), specifically related to the analysis of “-omics” datasets.

  • Provenexamples of innovative thinking.

  • Abilityto work in a team environment encompassing multiple disciplines andcultures.

  • Experiencecommunicating research results and their impact to technical/non-technicalaudiences.

  • Abilityto travel approximately 10% of the time.

  • Experiencewith plant genomics, molecular biology, physiology, and biochemistry is aplus.

  • Exposurewith conducting research in multiple crop, model plant, and non-plantsystems is preferred.

  • Backgroundin working on crops in an agriculture system is desired.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RBP-Plant Science Research

Title: Scientist III - Crop Trait Knowledge

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 1702571