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BASF Senior Scientist in San Diego, California

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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 people and their passion for bioscience with a structured, engaged, and empowered team while allowing for them to find the work life balance needed to connect with loved ones at home and outside of work priorities/activities. Find yourself in the career you’ve dreamed of with the balance you require.

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

  • Caring about one 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 driving thoughtful and meaningful innovations for the future. In fact, it stretches beyond our duty…it’s our passion.

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

Senior Scientist (1900181) – San Diego, CA

Where the Chemistry Happens

This position is being created to strengthen the BASF Enzymes Research Team in San Diego. The team is an integral part of BASF’s global Bioscience Research Platform. The team works closely with other research teams, development teams and business units of BASF, inside and outside the US. In addition, the team maintains and supports numerous collaborations with non-BASF partners, including universities and other research organizations. You will be expected to be part of BASF’s global enzyme R&D team and work specifically on Bacillus expression platform as a self-starter who is able to work well on your own and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We are searching for a professional like you to play a key role in the planning design and execution of research activities and experiments to accomplish project objectives. You will be relied upon to provide knowledge and expertise in achieving research targets, interpreting results, and reporting them to key stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your strong analytical, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills. You will also showcase your ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment (both independently and in a team setting).

Formula for Success

  • Use your Ph.D. Degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related fields with minimum 3 years of Bacillus expression experience, or MS degree with minimum 6 years of Bacillus expression experience or BS degree with minimum 12 years of Bacillus host expression experience to develop Bacillus expression technology.

  • Using your extensive know-how and experience, you will handle protein expression and production.

  • Applying your technical expertise (preferably in Bacillus host engineering, fermentation and scale up), you will handle cloning, genetic engineering and protein production tasks.

  • Experience with automation or automated liquid handling a plus

  • Your strong understanding and experience with biochemistry and enzyme analytical techniques, including but not limited to enzyme assay, ELISA and protein quantification, will serve you well in your research.

  • Serving as a role model, you will champion a Zero Incident mindset while maintaining a safe working environment.

  • Successfully engaging across and outside the organization, you will interact frequently with colleagues as well as with customers, suppliers, consultants, universities, and government agencies, and play a leadership role in industry conferences and technical societies.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer 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/ED-Molecular / Cell Biology-63020065

Title: Senior Scientist

Location: CA-San Diego

Requisition ID: 1900181