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BASF Senior Scientist - Research Triangle Park, NC in Durham, North Carolina

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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 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 Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Senior Scientist (2102917) - RTP, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking an experienced professional like you to become part of an established, global, interdisciplinary research team focused on achieving regulatory science requirements for human health and safety to support registrations of our plant protection products.

Formula for Success: You will…

  • Develop sound strategies to successfully meet current human health and consumer safety guidelines of regulatory authorities for registration of crop protection products. Develop innovative approaches in addressing complex regulatory challenges and registration timeline constraints.

  • According to authority guidelines, design, initiate, and monitor the appropriate regulatory studies which will focus primarily on metabolism and magnitude of residues of crop protection products in plants and animals.

  • Interpret results of regulatory studies to calculate Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs), determine residue definitions for authority enforcement and risk assessments, conduct dietary risk assessments, and work with registration managers to prepare human health dossier sections for submission to regulatory agencies for product approval.

  • Manage multiple, complex projects concurrently, and lead associated global teams of colleagues that are focused on fast-paced registration of new crop protection products, as well as re-registration of portfolio products.

  • Interact with global and/or national regulatory authorities as needed to support product registration submissions with regards to human health and consumer safety requirements.

  • Effectively represent industry viewpoints and make significant scientific contributions with influence on external task forces, focus/working groups and/or professional societies regarding human health safety issues and guidelines for registration of crop protection products.

  • Travel domestically and/or internationally, approximately 5-10% of time.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • PhD, MS or BS degree in Chemistry, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Agronomy, Crop Protection discipline, Food Science, Biochemistry, Biology or related field; plus, minimum relevant job experience of 5 years for a PhD, 10 years for MS, or 15 years for BS in research in a regulatory science field.

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently & effectively as an independent scientist; as a leader of multi-disciplinary project teams; and as significant team player of a diverse, global, multidisciplinary research team.

  • Experience in designing and interpreting regulatory science studies that are focused on metabolism of active substances as well as identification and magnitude of residues of parent compound and metabolites in various matrices, utilizing residue chemistry methods.

  • Demonstrated depth of experience and expertise in working with current regulatory issues and current guidelines of regulatory agencies for registration of active substances; and experience interacting with global and/or national regulatory authorities.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in risk assessment of active substances and their metabolites for use in national and/or global regulatory dossiers.

  • Proven excellent oral (including presentation) and written communication skills, including timely and effective correspondence with colleagues.

  • Knowledge and experience working under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Quality Assurance (QA) is highly desired.

  • Knowledge of plant protection products, the agricultural products industry, and of agronomic practices is highly desired.

  • Knowledge and applied experience with European regulations, guidelines and the current dossier process for registration of plant protection products in the EU (including IUCLID and Metapath) is desired.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: APD/ECR-Consumer Safety Int-60001636

Title: Senior Scientist - Research Triangle Park, NC

Location: NC-Durham

Requisition ID: 2102917