BASF Research Scientist (m/f/d) Heterogeneous Catalysis in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN56966828ONLE2

Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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What you can expect

In our research department Process Research and Chemical Engineering you will discover and develop new catalytic materials and technologies while optimizing existing heterogeneous catalysts for industrial scale-up processes.

  • You will oversee the synthesis of new catalysts, construction and operation of state-of-the-art testing facilities and interpretation of experimental results.

  • You will have the opportunity to guide scale-up of new catalyst formulations while collaborating with process engineers and business unit specialists to rapidly commercialize new and novel catalytic processes.

  • You will also serve as the technical lead of your laboratory team.

What we expect

  • You have a Ph.D. with above-average grades in chemistry or chemical engineering.

  • You have expertise in technical chemistry with an in-depth understanding of heterogeneous catalysis.

  • Fluency in German and English as well as familiarity with chemical software packages is considered as a plus.

  • You have strong communication skills and have the ability to develop innovative solutions by working in multi-disciplinary teams.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.