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BASF Scientist II - Analytical Chemistry in San Diego, California

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Scientist II – Analytical Chemistry (2103229) – San Diego, CA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing, optimizing analytical methods, and executing sample analysis for the needs of projects. In this role, you will need to react quickly to changing demands and be able to creatively discover analytical solutions and timely deliver analytical results for accurate identification, quantitation, and characterizations of various target molecule types including proteins, carbohydrates, and small molecules.

Formula for Success

  • Your strong knowledge in developing analytical methods and high proficiency in utilizing two or more of these analytical instruments will be essential, including mass spectrometry, HPLC, IC, GC, or CE, as you perform your daily work of analyzing small molecules, carbohydrate, polymers, or proteins.

  • Your focused expertise in key analytical topics including protein analysis, starch polymer and carbohydrate analysis will be a valued asset.

  • Applying your broad experience in utilizing additional analytical equipment, including MALS, NIR, ICP, nitrogen analyzer, or particle size analyzer, you will tackle the diverse and changing needs of projects.

  • Relying upon your robust critical thinking skills and exceptional expertise at researching and learning new techniques, you will perform complex data analysis.

  • Displaying your demonstrated experience in developing high throughput analytical methods, utilizing automated sample preparation, optimizing analytical methods, operating, and maintaining analytical instrumentation as well as providing timely reports of data, you will strive for success.

  • Combining your attention to details, proactive communication and customer focus will serve you well as you work on fast moving projects and needs.

Leveraging your education background and professional experience (minimal 4 years with a bachelor’s degree, or 2 years with a master’s degree) in analytical chemistry or closely related fields.

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: RB/WA-Applications / Formulations-63010581

Title: Scientist II - Analytical Chemistry

Location: CA-San Diego

Requisition ID: 2103229