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BASF Research Scientist in Peekskill, New York

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Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit .

What You'll Be Doing - BASF Colors & Effects is looking for a Research Scientist, who will be responsible for introducing new products and technologies into the Peekskill, Hartwell and North Charleston sites.

The Research Scientist will lead the technical development of high performance effect pigments for specific applications and markets, such as coating, cosmetics, plastics, and printing inks, as well as perform complex research assignments by establishing priorities, time milestones, and completion dates for projects. The successful applicant will maintain documentation for support of product progress through the developmental stage gate process, communicate progress of projects with group members, internal customers and management, and secure and maintain intellectual property by filing of appropriate records of invention and patent applications.

The Research Scientist will also scout out technology opportunities and identify potential materials for new effects and applications (e.g. nanostructured materials). Interface with global research units, experts in application & technical centers and marketing teams in creating new ideas and developing products or processes.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?

  • Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (Inorganic chemistry specialization is preferred)

  • Inorganic chemistry expertise is an advantageous.

  • Preferred technical skills include hands-on expertise in the synthesis of advanced functional materials (e.g. nanoparticles, structured composites) and thorough experimental knowledge of fine particles, surface and inorganic materials chemistry.

  • Experience of the coatings and color cosmetics industries is also desirable.

  • Strong quality and safety orientation.

  • Demonstrated ability to set up and carry out experimental programs and lead technology projects.

  • Ability to apply fundamental scientific principles and creativity to the develop and improve products and technology.

  • Excellent experimentation and superior problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to interpret process, analytical and coloristic data.

  • A team player who not only delivers on their own projects but also supports others to deliver projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to give, receive and act upon feedback.

  • A passion for continuous learning and applying new tools.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: G-EDP/GI-Effect Materials-63017327

Title: Research Scientist

Location: NY-Peekskill

Requisition ID: 2100275