Job Information

BASF R&D Technician (m/f/d) in Heidelberg, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Heidelberg,DEU

Company : BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

Job ID : EN59348003ONLE2

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Mrs Khand Thräner (Talent Acquisition), Tel.:+49 30 2005 59929

First information about our application process can be found here:

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, is a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focuses on establishing and expanding the business under the Forward AM brand with advanced materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. To serve customers in the dynamic 3D printing market, BASF 3D Printing Solutions is organized into startup-like structures. It cooperates closely with the global research platforms and application technologies of various departments at BASF and with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners. For further information please visit:

Within start-up-like structures, we provide services to our customers in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods sectors in a dynamic market. The business is built on materials, system solutions, components and services in the 3D printing sector and we work closely with global research platforms as well as BASF application technicians and cooperate with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners.

What you can expect

In your function, you formulate photocurable materials for 3D printing in a range of different application areas. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide range - from soft and flexible rubbers to rigid and tough plastics.

  • As R&D Technican, you will develop innovative photo-curable, resin formulations for 3D printing.

  • You will analyze formulation properties by physical and analytical test methods and use equipment to define material properties (DMA, DSC, Tensile Tester, Viscosimeter).

  • In addition, you will prepare R&D documentation and reporting by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information.

  • Furthermore, you will identify the appropriate material properties which provide solutions for customer requirements while expanding our resin library.

What we expect

  • Degree in material science, chemistry, chemical engineering or other related fields

  • Versed in handling chemicals, test as well as well as analytical methods and equipment

  • Experience with UV-curing formulations, resin, coating or 3D printing

  • Effective communication skills in English and German

  • A team player with a high innovation orientation

We offer

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one

  • An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your individual performance

  • German and English language courses to support and develop your language skills