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BASF Scientific Director (m/f/d) at Joint Lab for Machine Learning, Berlin in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN57472531DIGI41

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What you can expect

As part of the department "Digitalization of R&D" your main task is to establish a state-of-the-art Joint Lab in Berlin, with a focus on Machine Learning (ML) in various fields including biological systems, materials & ingredients, imaging & lab data analytics & optimization as well as dynamic systems.

  • You will develop a robust research strategy for the Joint Lab aiming for both deep fundamental understanding of and new methods in ML for various applications.

  • Moreover, you will develop a strong network for academia and start-ups in the field of ML.

  • You will establish a dedicated team of scientists by co-recruiting top-quality talents.

  • You will provide strong technical leadership to the scientific team of researchers at the Joint Lab.

  • Furthermore, you will align research topics with strategic interest of BASF and with stakeholders in BASF, especially the expert communities.

  • You will support the recruitment effort of BASF in the competence field of ML.

What we expect

  • You hold a PhD on natural sciences or engineering and have gained an outstanding knowledge in the area of Machine Learning for chemical applications.

  • You benefit from your large network, which makes you known internally and externally in the scientific community.

  • Due to your track record of scientific contributions with business impact, you gained high reputation.

  • Moreover, you are experienced in leading researchers in projects.

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.