BASF Scientist II - RTP, NC in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
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Scientist II (1903287) – RTP, NC
Where the Chemistry Happens…
We are seeking an experienced professional like you to serve as Scientist II in the Global Insecticide Research Group (APR/IE) at BASF's research facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
In this role, you will join an interdisciplinary team focused on the discovery of novel insecticides. Specifically, the incumbent will be a member of the Insecticide Mode of Action Team, which uses behavioral, physiological, microscopic and in vitro assays to identify and characterize the mechanisms of action of novel insecticide chemistries. The position requires a working knowledge of insect physiology and biochemistry and the ability to utilize a wide range of skills to support the mode of action discovery process.
Analysis, written and oral reports on experimental results and procedures will be required, as well as solid communication skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced multidisciplinary research team. The candidate must be willing to handle live insects and compounds of unknown toxicity.
Formula for Success…
B.S. degree in entomology, biochemistry or related field with two or more years of experience in insect biochemistry, physiology or mode of action research
Experience in insect and mammalian protein expression
Experience in analysis of insect behavior upon exposure to compounds of different Mode of Actions
Experience in microscopy techniques
Knowledge of insect signal transduction pathways
Knowledge of insecticide toxicology and pesticide chemistry
Knowledge in image analysis software (e.g. ImageJ)
Self-starter, strong team orientation and adaptability to diverse projects.
Effective communication, observation and prioritization skills.
Strong quantitative reasoning ability.
A plus if you have a M.S. degree in insect biochemistry, physiology, invertebrate toxicology or mode of action research with two or more years of relevant experience -OR- Ph.D. degree in insect biochemistry, physiology, invertebrate toxicology or mode of action research.
A plus if you have previous experience working with a multinational agricultural products company.
For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select:
BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division
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Job: REDE - Research & Development
Organization: APR/IE-In Vitro Biology-60001618
Title: Scientist II - RTP, NC
Location: NC-Research Triangle Park
Requisition ID: 1903287