BASF Bioprocess Development Team Leader- 3rd shift, San Diego in San Diego, California

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…

The Bioprocess Development (BPD) Team Leader will be responsible for developing, planning, and executing fermentation and recovery schemes, and assisting in the technology transfer to commercial scale. As part of this responsibility, the Team Leader will supervise up to four Process Development Associates and provide technical leadership as part of a cross-functional team which includes EH&S, Research, Regulatory, Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams. The shift team leader will be the voice and champion of industrial enzyme bioprocess execution during off-shift operations in the pilot plant; they will be instrumental in sharing the goals and intended purpose of experiments to the Process Development Associates. This position is currently hiring for third shift within the BASF Enzymes Pilot Plant; as the site transitions to 24/7 operations, shift hours might change to meet the business need.

Bioprocess DevelopmentTeam Leader (3 rd Shift) (1702510) – San Diego, CA

Formulafor Success: You Will…

  • Maintain 100% compliance with anddemonstrated leadership of EH&S policies and procedures.

  • Supervise Process DevelopmentAssociates including training, coaching, and developing a high-performance team.

  • Provide hands-on development andoptimization of fermentation and downstream processes using 40L and 500Lfermenters and membrane separations, filtration, and centrifugation.

  • Perform planning, executing, analysis,and documentation of process experiments.

  • Collaborate with fermentation andformulation scientists and R&D researchers to troubleshoot, problem-solve,and participate in cross-functional projects.

  • Work independently and display solidjudgement to make decisions with minimal on-site assistance.

  • Prepare and present technical reports,data summaries, protocols, and other technical and regulatory documentation.

  • Prepare operational SOPs and train teammembers on them.

  • Promote, contribute, and reinforce thePilot Plant, Bioprocess Development, and Company policies and operatingprinciples.

LeadershipCore Responsibilities

  • Coach and develop team members to reachtheir full potential

  • Support development assignments andmovement of talent across units

  • Motivate and challenge to drive highperformance

  • Commit to "hiring the best"internally and externally

  • Create an inclusive environment whichembraces and derives value from diversity

  • Execute performance and careerdevelopment discussions

  • Role model and enable development ofcompetencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy

  • Establish and support a safety culturein which all accidents are preventable

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 in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline,or at least 10 years of equivalent industry experience.

  • Aminimum of 4 years of laboratory research experience in microbialfermentation and/or downstream processing in a manufacturing environmentrequired.

  • Previouswork in industrial enzyme bioprocess development or manufacturing is aplus.

  • Priorexperience supervising and managing others strongly preferred.

  • Leadership,training, organizational, and documentation skills (e.g., SOP's, batchrecords, training documentation) strongly preferred

  • Familiaritywith cGMPs and 24hr shift schedules is preferred.

  • Demonstratedexperience working in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced environment, bothindependently and in a team setting.

  • Excellentattention to detail and organization and time management skills.

  • Highlyself-motivated and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment.

LeadershipExpectations : Asa leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the companythrough people. Our top candidate willbe expected to enable greater personal success among our employees throughquality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASFare role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implementBASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop teammembers to reach their full potential, and support relevant developmentassignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employeesto drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring thebest" internally and externally at the same time they are creating aninclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally,a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which allaccidents are preventable.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RBW/N-White Biotechnology

Title: Bioprocess Development Team Leader- 3rd shift, San Diego

Location: CA-San Diego

Requisition ID: 1702754