BASF Research Scientist - Polymer Synthesis (m/f) in Münster, Germany

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Job Field: Research & Development

Location: Münster, DE

Company: BASF Coatings GmbH

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: EN57021733ONLE1

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, as well as decorative paints and, through the acquisition of Chemetall, is a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners' needs all over the world.

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What you can expect

Become an important member of our Coatings Applied Research unit as soon as possible as a Research Scientist - Polymer Synthesis (m/f) of a lab team for polymer synthesis with a focus on polymers for aqueous coating systems and coating systems containing solvents.

  • You will manage the project work on binders for new coating systems.

  • You will also develop scientific bases for understanding coating polymers and their interactions in coating systems.

  • In addition, you will actively participate in developing innovative products.

  • You will demonstrate your commitment and dedication in international, interdisciplinary teams and advance both research and development projects.

What we expect

  • You have successfully completed your Ph.D. in natural sciences and have solid knowledge in the field of synthesis of polymer systems.

  • You also have knowledge in polymer chemistry/physics and/or colloidal systems or interfacial physics and corresponding bases of analytics.

  • Ideally, you have already gained initial experience in process technology and materials science.

  • You work proficiently with the standard IT applications and are versed in using your excellent English and good German language skills in your day-to-day work.

  • You impress with a high level of determination and orientation toward goals, and your strengths include a focus on performance and innovation as well as teamwork and communication skills.

We offer

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

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

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