Application Scientist(on contract)












Application scientist positions are available immediately in the fundamental materials modeling team at BASF.


We seek applications from outstanding recent Ph.D. graduates with strong backgrounds in electronic structure calculation methods for solid-state and molecular systems.


Please share a cover letter along with 2 references and your CV to enable us to take your candidature forward. (This is a must.)


The positions are based in our Mumbai office and will be part of the global team of researchers situated in Europe, Asia, and North America specializing in accelerating conventional materials modeling with data-driven approaches.


In this position, you will have the opportunity to actively take part in several of our ongoing outstanding academic collaborations around the world. Positions are initially for two years, renewed annually based on mutual agreement.



  • Provide state-of-art ideas and solutions while working with a diverse team of chemists, physicists, data scientists, and experimentalists.
  • Carry out independent research work in close synergy with global team members, present findings, and write scientific reports and papers.
  • With provided guidance and support, you are expected to develop required conceptual and technical expertise in topics like data-driven catalysis research, Machine learned complex force fields, AI-assisted workflow automation, etc.



QUALIFICATION: Ph.D. or equivalent in Quantum/Theoretical/ Computational Chemistry OR Post Doctoral candidates in Quantum/Theoretical/ Computational Chemistry


WORK EXPERIENCE : 0-3 years (not mandatory)



  • Strong expertise in electronic structure calculation methods
  • Strong programming background in python and experience with structure manipulation libraries and workflow management infrastructures preferred.
  • Experience with topics like heterogenous catalysis, electrocatalysis, and energy storage materials is desired. 
  • Experience with data-driven materials research and machine learning methods are plus


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Passion to work closely with our experimental groups to take advantage of the available experimental data and guide the experimental design from theory


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