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BASF Scientist II - Plant Physiologist - Research Triangle Park, NC in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2020 as one of America’s Best Employers. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Scientist II –Plant Physiologist (2001985) – Research Triangle Park, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Plant Physiologist will be a member of the Trait Evaluation function within the BASF Seeds & Traits organization. This team performs critical activities necessary to advance BASF plant biotechnology projects from idea to marketplace, quickly and effectively. These research and development projects focus on enhancing crop tolerance to herbicide, resistance to pest insects and disease, productivity, nutritional value, and overall plant health.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • work as part of a team that implements novel phenotypic screens in growth chambers, greenhouse, and field for gene-based trait discovery research

  • work closely with the project teams in developing strategies and methodologies in the area of Crop Physiology

  • implement work plans within the Crop Phenotyping group


  • Bring your degree in Plant Physiology, Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant Breeding or related experience in conducting research with 4 years’ experience in conducting research. Additional experience may be substituted for educational requirement.

  • Experience with plant management and phenotyping methodologies including use of physiological equipment in lab, greenhouse and /or field environments

  • Familiarity with data management systems such as Ceres, LIMS, PRISM etc

  • Ability to measure and evaluate plant performance in controlled and field environments in response to stress conditions and crop protection treatments

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Willing to travel/work 10% of the time to BASF field stations located in NC and IA.

  • Practical experience in plant management in the field and greenhouse, implementing experimental designs, and performing physiological assays

A Plus if you have:

  • Experience with digital phenotyping and application of sensor technologies

  • Experience with integrated data management and analysis including imaging analysis

  • A basic understanding of genetics and/or molecular biology.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. you@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RBP/RV-Trait Research - Trait Evaluation-60001503

Title: Scientist II - Plant Physiologist - Research Triangle Park, NC

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 2001985