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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 : EN59699476JS1

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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

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

Support our Cross-indicational Synthesis for Crop Protection team in identifying and developing highly effective and innovative chemical crop protection products.

  • Within the scope of this activity, you will lead a laboratory team in the field of organic synthesis and gain insights into active ingredient research activities as well as process development of crop protection products.

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

  • In addition, you will prepare research results in a vivid manner and present them in an appropriate form.

  • You will demonstrate your commitment in internationally positioned, interdisciplinary teams and work on projects with a high sense of responsibility.

  • With great sensitivity, you will maintain networks with scientific partners and establish good, lasting contacts.

What we expect

  • PhD in chemistry

  • Knowledge in the field of organic-chemical synthesis

  • Experience with the common analysis and testing methods as well as with the general workflows in research laboratories

  • Experience in companies providing synthetic services desirable

  • Routine handling of standard IT applications

  • Very good English language skills

We offer

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

  • 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.

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