BASF Research Scientist Fermentation Products (m/f) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN57341205ONLE1

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.

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What you can expect

We are looking for a candidate to join our Fermentation Products Research Group to provide support in the development of fermentative production methods for chemicals and enzymes.

  • You will work out theoretical concepts and experimental solutions for the optimization of industrial microorganisms and fermentations and assume responsibility for managing your lab-team.

  • You will document and communicate your research findings in the form of reports and presentations and protect the fruits of your labor through corresponding patent applications.

  • You will optimize and organize the workflows within the lab and ensure compliance with the occupational health, safety and environmental rules and regulations.

  • You will observe and evaluate current science, technology and market trends as well as competitor activities.

  • You will also initiate new projects and actively participate in building and expanding contacts with business units as well as scientific and research partners.

What we expect

  • You hold a PhD in biosciences and have extensive hands-on experience in micro- and molecular biology. PostDoc or first industrial experience is a plus.

  • Your deep understanding of microbial metabolism and biochemistry is your basis for the development of novel microbial production strains and for optimizing fermentation conditions.

  • You have practical experience with a variety of different microorganisms.

  • You are a proficient user of the standard IT applications and communicate effectively in English.

  • Highly developed teamwork skills supplement your working style, which is goal-oriented and focused on innovation.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.