Associate Scientist, PU compact research


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BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With large production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, as well as a global and regional research and development hub in Shanghai, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry. BASF posted sales of approximately €8.5 billion in 2020 to customers in Greater China and employed 8,948 people as of the end of the year. For further information, please visit www.basf.com/cn/en.

 

Objectives:

  • As lab scientist for compact Polyurethane (PU) research in Shanghai, deliver technical solutions for complex research assignments to develop new sustainable formulation and process using existing & new technologies, methods etc.,
  • Actively drive the technical development and knowledge gain for BASF R&D in Polyurethane field.

Main Tasks:

(1) Research Project Management         

  • Develop new sustainable compact Polyurethane (PU) formulation & processing solutions using existing and new technologies, methods etc. Constantly discuss and align the research activities with Product development team, sales & marketing, AD/TD, production teams in Shanghai
  • Initiate and lead independently the global or regional PU projects; Transform the project objectives into work plans for PU lab team, analyze & interpret experimental results. Proactively drive research projects, closely watch and achieving project milestones within timeline and budget.
  • Develop new methods/procedures for formulation, testing or analysis within the PU R&D team.
  • Present and document results, prepare research reports and file patents.

(2) Lab Team Leadership           

  • Instruct and coach the lab chemist for certain PU subprojects; perform tasks under general leadership of experienced research scientist/team leader.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the lab facilities and initiate continuous operation improvement measures
  • Implement and ensure compliance with BASF standards regarding EHS in the lab team activities 

(3) Scientific Research        

  • Continuously observe, analyze, assess scientific and technical trends in Polyurethane products, processes, applications, industries
  • Closely follow and evaluate scientific literature, publications, IP and draw conclusions for BASF

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with a primary focus on at least one of the following: polymer chemistry, physical/organic chemistry, material science or polymer process engineering.
  • At least 5 years’ experience (including PhD period) in conducting scientific experiments on Polyurethane or polymeric materials.
  • Having international research experience & good knowledge on polymer formulation and/or processing would be a plus.
  • Well acquainted with standard IT applications, excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

A proactive team player, who shows initiative and a self-starter with an outgoing personality who can seize opportunities and move projects forward.

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