BASF Scientist III - Enzymology in San Diego, California

BASF’s Bioscience division prides itself as a unique and innovative piece of the global BASF enterprise. With over 150 years of history, BASF has proven to be a thought-leader and visionary moving forward to create chemistry for a sustainable future.

The Enzymes team, located predominately in San Diego, has an environment and culture that puts employees first, allowing for personal flexibility and offers a benefits program that is robust and rewarding. Couple that with the organizations reputation of continued global growth, and the full total rewards as a BASF employee are hard to be matched.

Our research focus is simply stated: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. As a global organization, our employees have a world of opportunity at their fingertips- literally. The pillars of success for BASF Bioscience are as follows:

  • Connecting peopleand their passion for bioscience with a structured, engaged, and empowered teamwhile allowing for them to find the work life balance needed to connect withloved ones at home and outside of work priorities/activities. Find yourself inthe career you’ve dreamed of with the balance you require.

  • Engaging employeesto build a high-performance culture that will drive long-term success forthemselves and the company, with an open door to many business units andlocations around the world. We offer global development opportunities, as wellas, encourage relationship building across the organization.

  • Caring aboutone another, our customers and stakeholders, and our communities and environment.As part of the BASF Bioscience team, it is our duty to ensure we are drivingthoughtful and meaningful innovations for the future. In fact, it stretchesbeyond our duty…it’s our passion.

  • Puttinglifelong learning first by offering a wide range of careerdevelopment opportunities. This will not be like working at your typicalR&D or biotech company. We offer numerous training and development courses,tuition reimbursement, and endorsements for our employees to heighten theircareer aspirations.

Scientist III –Enzymology ( 1804638 ) – San Diego, CA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a talented professional like you to fill a resource gap within the team currently working on industrial enzyme development projects. In this role, you will work in a multidisciplinary and fast paced environment, both independently and in a team setting, to provide results in a set time frame. Your critical thinking and data analysis skills will be central to all aspects of this position. Key knowledge and execution experience that is beneficial in this role includes biochemical and biophysical characterization techniques, including activity and inhibition kinetics analysis, ELISA, protein quantitation, Western blot, SDS-PAGE, spectroscopy, and thermodynamics of folding/unfolding.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your advanced educationalbackground in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry orMolecular Biology combined with your related laboratory experience (preferablyin an industrial environment), you will work on industrial enzyme developmentprojects. Additionally, this will give you anopportunity to utilize any experience you may have with high throughput assay development, data analysis, andbioinformatics analysis of proteins and genes.

  • Demonstrating your strong expertise with purification and chemicalcharacterization of enzymes, you will participate in Biochemical methoddevelopment using enzyme expression, enzyme activity screening and assaydevelopment.

  • Your organizational and strong communication skills, both written and verbal, will be avalued asset as you communicate across the project teams to ensure clearexpectations of stakeholders for when results will be delivered.

  • Yourflexibility, creativity and detailed scientific approach will enable you tosuccessfully multi-task, achieve targets and integrate new ideas withinexisting assays and processes to meet tight deadlines.

  • Your proventrack record of successfully mentoring junior scientists at the bench and withdata analysis methodologies will assist you in being the go-to person forbiochemical method development and maintenance of instrumentation to ensureprojects are running well and have the necessary support.

  • Workingindependently with minimal supervision, you will hypothesize, designexperiments, and draw conclusions. ​

Create Your Own Chemistry: What WeOffer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RBW/ND-Enzyme Technologies-63021297

Title: Scientist III - Enzymology

Location: CA-San Diego

Requisition ID: 1804638