Research Scientist Biotechnology (m/f)

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Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Ludwigshafen, DE
Company: BASF SE
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: EN57202702_ONLE_1

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Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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What you can expect

We are looking for a candidate to join our Microbial Strain Engineering team as soon as possible to provide support in the development of fermentative production methods for chemicals and enzymes.

  • Within our interdisciplinary and international team, you will manage a research lab and assume responsibility for managing your coworkers from a subject-specific perspective.
  • Together with your coworkers you will work on the optimization of industrial microorganisms.
  • You will document and communicate your research findings in the form of reports and presentations and protect the fruits of your labors through corresponding patent applications.
  • You will optimize and organize the workflows within the lab and ensure compliance with the occupational health, safety and environmental rules and regulations.
  • You will observe and evaluate current science, technology and market trends as well as competitor activities.
  • You will also initiate projects and actively participate in building and expanding contacts with business units as well as scientific and research partners.

What we expect

  • You hold a PhD in biosciences and have extensive hands-on experience in molecular biology, preferably of fungi, a PostDoc or first industrial experience is a plus.
  • Your deep understanding of microbial metabolism and biochemistry is your basis for the development of novel fungal strains for the fermentative production of chemicals and enzymes.
  • You are a proficient user of the standard IT applications and communicate effectively in English.
  • Highly developed teamwork skills supplement your working style, which is goal-oriented and focused on innovation.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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