BASF Scientist III (Emulsion Polymerization) in Wyandotte, Michigan

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF - The Chemical Company is a technology-driven, global company dedicated to making products to solve our customers' needs. We are adding research resources in our Wyandotte Technical Center support our growing business in solvent borne polyurethanes for industrial printing applications.

Scientist III (Emulsion Polymerization) - 1803248

This position is for a research scientist within the Global Materials and Systems Research group with responsibility for developing new technology and products for waterborne coatings applications. In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting synthetic polymer research to develop new products for coatings applications

  • Developing new technology platforms to support future business needs

  • Developing innovation pipeline of projects through interactions with business units and other research groups

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Use your PhD in polymer chemistry, physical chemistry, material science or chemical engineering AND experience with polymer colloids or emulsion polymerization to conceptualize, plan and execute polymer synthesis approaches within multi-disciplinary and international teams to develop new products and technology to meet business needs

  • Combine synthesis skills with physical-chemical knowledge to develop technology platforms and new products based on structure property relationships

  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment through implementation of company and site safety policies/procedures.

  • Present and document research results

  • Conceptualize, present and champion concepts for new products and technologies

  • Manage a laboratory team

  • Direct activities of assigned technician(s) toward achieving project objectives, and mentor their career development;

Ingredients for Success…

  • Polymer colloid and/or emulsion polymerization synthesis experience

  • Understanding of structure-property relationships in polymer science

  • Broad expertise and interest in the field of synthetic polymer work and material science

  • Creative, curious with a high degree of motivation and personal responsibility

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Capable of working on interdisciplinary and international teams

  • Ability to develop and promote new technical concepts relevant to business needs.

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.

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.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RAD/ON-Emulsion Polymer Research-60000681

Title: Scientist III (Emulsion Polymerization)

Location: MI-Wyandotte

Requisition ID: 1803248