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BASF Senior Scientist (ADME) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2021 as one of America’s Best Large Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future.

Senior Scientist - ADME (2101562) – Research Triangle Park, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking an experienced professional like you to serve as Scientist III 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, selective and safe insecticides. Specifically, you will be a member of the Seed, Soil and Systemicity Team, focusing on in vitro and in vivo metabolism, and specializing in the pharmacokinetics (PK) of agrochemicals in different matrixes such as insects and/or plants. We will look for you to be a self-starter, with strong team orientation and adaptability to diverse projects.

This role requires that you be willing to handle live insects and compounds of unknown toxicity.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in biochemistry, bioanalytics, toxicology or a related field and your related experience in ADME of small molecules, you will join an established laboratory to perform early absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) experimental studies of small molecules.

  • Using your ability to work independently in a fast-paced multidisciplinary research team, you will provide innovative solutions to problems.

  • Demonstrating your experience in insect or mammal microsomal preparation and evaluation of metabolism of small molecules, you will design and execute hypothesis driven studies to answer pharmacokinetics and toxicokinetic questions of agrochemicals under different matrixes.

  • Your strong quantitative reasoning ability and experience & knowledge in metabolite identification according to chromatography and mass spectrometry (e.g., LC/MS/MS) will be essential as you analyze pK and biological data to identify structure activity- and structure-property- relationships to assist in further structural optimization.

  • Your effective communication, observation and prioritization skills will serve you well as you complete analysis, as well as written and oral reports on experimental results and procedures.

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.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: APR/IE-In Vivo Biology-60001622

Title: Senior Scientist (ADME)

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 2101562