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BASF Laboratory Leader Active Ingredient Research (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN59089935ONLE1

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Therefore please submit only copies and no originals.

First information about our application process can be found here:

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

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

Our Bioscience Research Division works on innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers in sectors, such as the agricultural sector or food industry. Our goal is to improve the quality of life and protect the environment through bioscience. Our creative and diverse team embodies mutual respect and develops market-driven innovations, which make our customers successful.

What you can expect

As a laboratory manager in the area of active ingredient research, you will support our Herbicides Chemistry team in the identification and development of highly effective, innovative chemical crop

protection products.

  • In this function, you will prepare the research results obtained in a clear manner and present them in an appropriate form.

  • In addition, you will closely follow current market trends, evaluate them in terms of their relevance for BASF and make appropriate recommendations for new applications.

  • You will demonstrate your commitment in international and interdisciplinary teams and will be responsible for the projects to be worked on.

  • In addition, the maintenance of networks with scientific partners is part of your field of activity.

What we expect

  • above average PhD in chemistry

  • in-depth knowledge in organic chemical synthesis

  • knowledge about medicinal chemistry, human or animal physiology is beneficial

  • experience with the common analysis and test methods as well as with the general processes in the research laboratory

  • very good IT user knowledge

  • good command of English

  • ability to work in a team, to successfully achieve global goals

We offer

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • 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.

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