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.
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.