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BASF Lab Team Leader Functional Thin Films (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN59109254ONLE2

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:

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Larissa Wiedenroth, Tel.: +49 30 2005-56384

Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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

We, at Inorganic Materials & Synthesis at BASF are the experts for the targeted development of new inorganic materials, e.g. nanomaterials or catalysts. These materials are used for a wide range of applications with a focus on catalysis, electronics and renewable energies.

  • Specifically, you develop functional thin films of the highest quality, investigate their structure-activity relationships and derive research strategies.

  • You will use and further develop modern gas-phase processes for the deposition of thin films in the nanometer range.

  • In addition, you develop processes for the deposition of thin films from solutions and transfer them to production scale.

  • For the characterization of thin films, you have numerous analytical methods at your disposal, which you use routinely.

  • Additionally, you will supervise international research collaborations and work intensively with partners from research, marketing and production.

What we expect

  • above-average Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science or a comparable field of study

  • ideally knowledge in deposition of thin films by vapor phase deposition methods (e.g. ALD, CVD) or by wet chemical processes (e.g. printing processes)

  • experience in the use of standard IT applications

  • very good communication skills in English

  • creativity, initiative and willingness to work together in a team to drive innovations forward

We offer

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life

  • 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

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential

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

  • Health and wellbeing programs to help you achieve better health and work-life balance