BASF Research Specialist III, Crop Genetics Melon - West Sacramento, CA in West Sacramento, California

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a Research Specialist, Crop Genetics Melon who will initiate, plan, design, and execute marker development and marker application projects. You will perform plant tissue sample collection and interact with Molecular Services for nucleic acid isolation and genotyping.

Research Specialist III, Crop Genetics Melon – West Sacramento (1805278)

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Oversee and coordinate the execution of experiments across different departments (phytopathology, breeding, pre-breeding, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics)

  • Data analysis and interpretation of quantitative data

  • Data analysis and interpretation for the development of new molecular markers and genetic linkage maps.

  • Perform quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping and Genome wide association analyses (GWAs)

  • Facilitate marker-assisted selection (Breeding support)

  • Supervision and management of interns

  • Oversee shipping and/or transfer of information and sample material between domestic and international collaborators

  • MS in Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, or related fields or; BS in Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, or related fields with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;

  • Functional understanding of Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Statistics

  • Ability to operate genetic linkage and QTL analysis software (Mapmaker, JoinMap, R, QTL Cartographer, MapQTL)

  • Experience with molecular laboratory methods, techniques and marker platforms (Nucleic acid isolation, PCR setup, SSRs, SNPs, etc.)

  • Experience in a laboratory setting and ability to perform routine laboratory tasks required (Liquid handling with single and multichannel pipettes, scales, centrifuge operation, etc.)

  • Exposure to basic DNA analysis methods such as BLAST, homolog comparison, primer design, etc.

  • Ability to work with large datasets

Leadership Expectations : As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

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: VEGET.SEEDS-MAB-63022592

Title: Research Specialist III, Crop Genetics Melon - West Sacramento, CA

Location: CA-West Sacramento

Requisition ID: 1805278