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BASF Senior Lab Team Leader Elemental Analysis (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN58784556ONLE1

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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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In the Advanced Materials & Systems Research Division, our multifaceted team works together to develop functional materials and systems for high-performance, innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers in various different industries. At the same time, we meet the legal and economic requirements.

What you can expect

Within our elemental analysis department of the Competence Center Analytics, we are BASF's experts for all questions concerning the elemental composition of a sample - from main components to ultratraces.

  • In close cooperation with our clients, you develop optimal analytical solutions.

  • You also evaluate and develop concepts for further developments in the field of laboratory automation for Analytics 4.0.

  • You initiate research projects and actively participate in the development and establishment of contacts to partners in research and business units.

  • In regular exchanges with national and international experts within and outside BASF you further develop and optimize your field of expertise.

  • In addition to managing an analytical laboratory, you will also be responsible for the professional management of your staff members.

  • Together with the laboratory team, you organize and optimize the workflow in the laboratory and be responsible for compliance with occupational safety and environmental protection regulation.

What we expect

  • above average PhD in chemistry

  • in-depth knowledge of analytical chemistry with focus on atomic spectrometry

  • at least 2 years of professional experience with analytical orientation and knowledge in the fields of elemental analysis

  • several years of experience in the digitalization and automation of laboratory processes

  • very good team and communication skills in German and English

  • purposefulness, customer orientation and the will for constant professional and personal development

We offer

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

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

  • 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

  • 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