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BASF R&D Technician (m/f/d) in Heidelberg, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Heidelberg,DEU

Company : BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

Job ID : EN59101985ONLE2

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Therefore please submit only copies and no originals.

First information about our application process can be found here: http://on.basf.com/applicationprocess.

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Lisa Nabra, lisa.nabra@basf.com, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58195

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, is a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focuses on establishing and expanding the business under the Forward AM brand with advanced materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. To serve customers in the dynamic 3D printing market, BASF 3D Printing Solutions is organized into startup-like structures. It cooperates closely with the global research platforms and application technologies of various departments at BASF and with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners. For further information please visit: www.forward-am.com

Within start-up-like structures, we provide services to our customers in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods sectors in a dynamic market. The business is built on materials, system solutions, components and services in the 3D printing sector and we work closely with global research platforms as well as BASF application technicians and cooperate with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners.

What you can expect

In your function as an R&D technician, you formulate photocurable materials for 3D printing in a range of different application areas. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide range - from soft and flexible rubbers to rigid and tough plastics.

  • One of your main tasks is the development of innovative photocurable resin formulations for 3D printing.

  • You analyze the formulation properties by physical and analytical test methods and use equipment to define material properties (DMA, DSC, Tensile Tester, Viscosimeter).

  • In collaboration with our application team, you test the formulations on a range of 3D printing devices.

  • You also prepare R&D documentation and reporting by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information.

  • In addition, you are involved in identifying suitable material properties which provide solutions for customer requirements while expanding our resin library.

What we expect

  • Bachelor/Master in Materials Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or other related fields

  • first project and professional work experience in 3D printing

  • experienced in handling chemicals, testing and analytical methods as well as devices

  • experience with UV-curable formulations

  • effective communication in English

  • team player, dedication and a high level of innovation orientation

  • very good communication and teamwork skills

We offer

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one

  • An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your individual performance

  • German and English language courses to support and develop your language skills

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