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

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN59195314BFA5

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Larissa Wiedenroth,, Tel.:+49 30 2005-56384

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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 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

As an integral part of our synthetic research departments, you will propel the research and development of basic chemicals and intermediates forward.

  • Along with searching for new products, a strong focus will be placed on developing new processes and procedures as well as optimizing established ones for a variety of applications.

  • You will work on multi-step organic syntheses from initial screening in the laboratory up to scale production.

  • An integral part of your work will be the evaluation of analytical methods as well as the documentation and presentation of the results of your research.

  • You will work in close contact with internal partners in R&D, Production and Marketing as well as collaborate on projects with universities and external research institutes.

  • While accomplishing your tasks, you will also continue to develop your entrepreneurial and personal skills.

What we expect

  • PhD in Chemistry or equivalent degree

  • in depth knowledge of organic synthesis or homogeneous catalysis and profound knowledge of preparative organic chemistry

  • good IT application skills in standard chemistry software and the willingness to learn German

  • team player with an entrepreneurial mindset

  • distinctive proactiveness as well as strong communication skills and a high target-orientation

We offer

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Health and wellbeing programs to help you achieve better health and work-life balance.