BASF Scientist III/Sr. Scientist I, Wyandotte in Wyandotte, Michigan

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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 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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Scientist III expert in Analytical and Physical Chemistry to provide Analytical Chemistry support to various Business Units (BUs) in BASF operations in the North America region and join

our corporate analytical team at our Wyandotte, MI, facility. BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas.

Scientist III (1700474) - Wyandotte, MI

You will work closely with BU personnel and Analytical Department colleagues to determine appropriate methodologies to characterize and/or quantify a wide range of chemical compositions for numerous project areas including new product development, competitive analyses, trace analysis for production and sales support, customer/technical service and regulatory-compliance projects.

Formula for Success: You Will…

· Operate and maintain various instruments in measuring physical-chemical properties, polymer and material characterization fields.

· Analyze contact research partners, discuss project requirements, develop analytical strategy/plan/methods, perform analyses, interpret data, write reports and when necessary, make recommendations to solve technical problems.

· Coordinate analytical activities in multiple labs, writing summary reports for projects and communicating the results to internal customer are required.

· Plan and administer large projects as Project Leader and serving as Analytical Coordinator for select BUs. For some projects, analytical reports should have the quality necessary for governmental filing purposes (EPA and other government agencies).

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.

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 in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field with 5 years of relevant industry experience working in a lab dealing with material characterization and surfaces and interfaces required OR , Master’s in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field with 3 years of relevant industry experience working in a lab dealing with material characterization and surfaces and interfaces required OR

PhD in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field.

· In-depth knowledge of measuring chemical and physical properties of organic, polymeric, organometallic and inorganic chemicals mainly via thermal (such as DSC, TGA, TMA) and rheometric technologies.

· Experience with material and surface characterization, such as optical, electron, atomic force microscopic techniques and other high-end spectroscopic techniques is highly advantageous. Also, experience with ICP and ICP-MS is useful.

· Demonstrated expertise in the analysis of polymers and polymer components is highly desirable, as well as, experience in characterizing a wide range of chemicals in various matrices.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: (GM)-Advanced Materials & Systems Research

Title: Scientist III/Sr. Scientist I, Wyandotte

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1700474