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BASF Research Scientist Enzyme Engineering in R&D (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN59470235ONLE1

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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

In addition to research on new products, the focus of our unit Biocatalysis is searching for new and optimization of established chemical as well as biotechnological processes for a wide range of applications.

  • You will be responsible for the technical management of a laboratory team and develop biotechnological syntheses over several stages, from laboratory to production scale.

  • Moreover, you will initiate and develop new biotechnological routes, from enzyme screening to strain design.

  • In addition, you will work with interdisciplinary and international project teams or lead them if necessary.

  • You will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating scientific trends, competitive activities as well as establishing and expanding contacts with operational units and scientific partners.

  • Furthermore, you will work closely with colleagues from R&D, production, marketing and cooperate with universities as well as external research institutions within the framework of your projects.

What we expect

  • strong personal initiative, entrepreneurship, high innovation orientation, empathy and love for working in interdisciplinary teams

  • doctorate in biosciences preferably industrial biotechnology e.g. biological chemistry, chemical biology or molecular sciences, with superior grades

  • expertise in enzyme discovery and engineering, fermentation and downstream processing or scale-up of bioprocesses is a plus

  • first professional experiences in the field of industrial biotechnology is advantageous

  • good command of English as well as German and experience working in international teams

We offer

  • Joining an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team.

  • International assignments where you will build networks and experience different cultures.

  • 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.

  • This role can be performed either part-time or full-time.