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BASF Sr. Scientist II - Product Development in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Sr. Scientist II –20000306 - Charlotte, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

BASF is a technology-driven global company dedicated to making products that make our customers' products better. At the BASF Charlotte Technical Center of our North American Dispersions & Resins Business Division, we have an immediate opening for a Senior Scientist II for the development of advanced emulsion polymers for the Paper Coating, Fiber Bonding and Construction industries.

Formula for Success

  • Design and develop new emulsion polymers for the Paper Coating, Fiber Bonding and Construction industries; strive to maximize synergies of styrene-butadiene dispersion platform for the three market segments; strengthen BASF’s position as a market leader in new product technology and sustainable development;

  • Work closely with our regional business partners to analyze the market, help identify unmet customer needs and fill our R & D pipeline by defining business-relevant and impactful new product development projects and topics;

  • Help strengthen relationships with key customers via joint product development activities; Stay current with scientific and technical advances in emulsion polymers for the Paper Coatings, Fiber Bonding and Construction industries;

  • Be an active and contributing member of ED’s Global Centers of Excellence and build collaborative relationships with colleagues across the regions; Share styrene-butadiene dispersion expertise with and mentor less experienced colleagues, direct activities of assigned technician(s) toward achieving project goals and timelines, and support their career development; Establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment by being aware of and implementing company wide and site safety policies/procedures

  • Ph.D. degree in polymer or material science, chemical engineering, organic chemistry or a related field. BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent. Proven track record of new product development success and superior problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Prior industrial experience (10 years) in styrene-butadiene and acrylic emulsion polymer technology and process, and their applications in the paper coating, fiber bonding and/or construction industries.

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Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-EDN/T-Technology-63014529

Title: Sr. Scientist II - Product Development

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 2000306

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