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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...
As the world's leading chemical company, BASF produces an incredible variety of products for a wide range
consumer industries - for example the automotive, construction, and food industries.
BASF Enzymes, LLC is seeking a Scientist II for our Fermentation Technologies group in the R&D department. The
Scientist II will be responsible for supporting projects related to process development (upstream and downstream)
for novel enzyme products with a focus on industrial enzyme recovery. In addition, the Scientist II will have the
opportunity to learn and apply advanced bioprocess development concepts independently, transfer technologies to
other in-house teams and will interface extensively with Formulation Scientists.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Use your BS/MS in Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a
closely-related discipline to design, execute, and analyze recovery experiments under the guidance of senior
Apply your education and 1 or more years experience in biotechnology to execute independent bench-scale
experiments and projects to support fermentation, recovery, and/or material generation efforts
Contribute to daily operations of the fermentation team including fermentor preparation, setup and
breakdown, fermentor operation, and recovery equipment operation
Utilize on a daily basis your hands-on experience with downstream unit operations (filtration, centrifugation), understanding of basic engineering concepts and their application to biological systems, and aseptic culturing of microbial organisms (cell culture or fermentation)
Ideally have experience with fermentor and bioreactor setup and operation
Possess a strong mechanical aptitude
Assist in the development and improvement of laboratory infrastructure and protocols
Maintain a safe working environment.
Thrive in a team oriented environment where you can be self motivated and use your excellent communication
skills, attention to detail, organization, and time management skills to be a successful member of the Fermentation
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
Primary Location: US-CA-San Diego
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RBW/N White Biotechnology 60000188
Internal Number: 499238
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.