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BASF Bioprocess Engineer Fermentation (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN57360913ONLE22

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Darleen Griesert, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58701

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BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world's major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at

The Process Research and Chemical Engineering Division brings together a variety of competencies, including inorganic chemistry, organic synthesis, battery materials research, catalysis, process development and technology, as well as technical services for laboratories/technical centers. In interdisciplinary global teams, we develop innovative products, processes and technologies for a sustainable future and work with internal partners and customers.

What you can expect

BASF's enzyme-based solutions harness the power of nature to maximize efficiency and improve environmental performance in a wide range of industries, such as feed, household care, food & beverages and bioenenergy.

The process development group is a key contributor to BASF´s growth in the enzyme business. We use our expertise on enzyme production processes to design new innovative processes, transfer new products to production and improve current technologies to expand production capacity or improve production economics.

Join our journey to further expand our position and become a leading player in the attractive and growing market of industrial enzymes by using your expertise for the following tasks:

  • You develop innovative and sustainable process concepts for fermentation and recovery of industrial enzymes and evaluate their cost-profitability.

  • Furthermore, you benchmark current production technologies and optimize processes in close collaboration with our production plant and technical expert network.

  • Fitting new enzymes into our production process as well as the scale-up and transfer of new products to production are your responsibility.

  • You ensure process documentation for transfer to plant engineering and provide support during commissioning of new plants and systems.

  • In order to be informed of new methods, market trends, and competitors´ activities, you maintain an extensive network with operational units and partners within the scientific and research community.

What we expect

  • PhD in bioprocess development

  • alternatively a master's degree in chemical engineering or bioprocess development with experience in an industrial environment

  • know-how of fermentations with various methods like design of experiments, multivariate data analysis, kinetic analysis and modelling of fermentation processes

  • good command of German or English and the willingness to learn German

  • innovative thinking and the ability to present complex issues clearly and comprehensively

We offer

  • A wide range of tasks, offering exciting challenges that you will solve with your expertise, together with your colleagues in an interdisciplinary team.

  • 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.

  • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.

  • Your contribution to a sustainable future because sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do and is a driver of growth.