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BASF Agricultural Chemist II in Durham, 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.

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Scientist II (2103201) – RTP, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

This individual will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary analytics team to support agricultural product characterization studies. With a focus on registration analytics, this individual will work under moderate supervision and perform analytical testing, data compilation, peer review, and issuing final reports under Global Product Chemistry. Must have general safety laboratory experience as well as chemical/physical characterization experience including sample preparation, chromatographic analysis, and data acquisition/interpretation using chromatography software. In addition, the role includes administrative support for GLP tasks such as archiving, standard inventory management, external study coordination, and following and maintaining GLP SOP’s. The qualifying individual will be required to understand organizational functions and processes, and interface with multiple units such as the global product chemistry team, regulatory managers, quality assurance unit, and sample logistics departments. As a result, exemplary communication and inter-personal skills are required.

Formula for Success


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field with 3-5 years of industry experience in analytical chemistry

  • Experience in chromatographic and quantitative analysis (HPLC & GC) of active ingredients and products

  • Wet chemistry and physical analysis methods (DSC, TGA, viscosity, calorimetry) for product performance testing.

  • Familiarity with GLP documentation processes and working within a regulated environment.

  • Serious safety focus, in laboratory and office setting.

  • Attention to detail, problem solving, and decision-making skills for project initiation through to completion.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.


  • Knowledge of EPA regulatory requirements (ie: FIFRA,TSCA, OCSPP 830 and 835 series).

  • Familiarity with global physical/chemical test guidelines (OECD, CIPAC methods, etc)

  • Experience with Agilent OpenLab software

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/DR-Global Seed/Insecticide Formulation Dev-60001624

Title: Agricultural Chemist II

Location: NC-Durham

Requisition ID: 2103201