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BASF Engineer / Chemist Development of Polymer Processes and Polymer Recycling (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN59578580BFA2

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Fabienne Gläsel,, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58121

First information about our application process can be found here:

BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world's major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at

The Process Research and Chemical Engineering Division brings together a variety of competencies, including inorganic chemistry, organic synthesis, battery materials research, catalysis, process development and technology, as well as technical services for laboratories/technical centers. In interdisciplinary global teams, we develop innovative products, processes and technologies for a sustainable future and work with internal partners and customers.

What you can expect

The competence of our unit lies in the development of new processes and in the further development as well as optimization of existing polymer processes for our customers. The focus is on reducing the carbon footprint, developing competitive recycling concepts and optimizing existing processes through digitalization.

  • You will manage a research laboratory and ensure compliance with occupational health and safety and environmental protection regulations.

  • In addition you will serve as a point of contact for operational units and scientific partners as well as define, initiate and lead projects for improved as well as new processes.

  • Depending on your specialization, the focus of the projects will be in the area of sustainability/recycling or optimization of existing processes with digital methods.

  • Last but not least, you will document and evaluate progress and coordinate the transfer of results to the technical center, production and other units.

What we expect

  • degree in process engineering, chemistry or chemical engineering, ideally supplemented by a doctoral degree

  • knowledge of process development

  • development of creative solutions and commitment in a team

  • target-oriented and clear way of communication as well as comprehensible communication of complex issues in German as well as in English

  • we are looking for candidates who are familiar with basic process engineering operations and have at least a basic understanding of chemistry

We offer

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

  • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.

  • Your contribution to a sustainable future because sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do and is a driver of growth.