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  • As a head of lab team provide technical solutions for complex analytical assignments using existing and new technologies, methods etc. Actively drive the technical development and knowledge gain for the company on respective analytical fields –material characterization.

Main Tasks:

  • Collaborate with BASF R&D, business and production teams, develop technical solutions using existing and new technologies, methods etc., to enable sustainable business.
  • Proactively advise customer or internal partners
  • Continuously observe, analyze and assess scientific and technical trends in material characterization techniques
  • Closely follow and evaluate scientific literature, publications, and draw conclusions for the company
  • Initiate and manage mid to long term research projects
  • Develop new methods and procedures for testing or analysis within the lab team
  • Transform the objectives into work plans for lab team, analyze & interpret experimental results
  • Constantly discuss and align analytical activities with customers and global team
  • Monitor quality of the work in the lab and of the data delivered to the customer, and monitor time targets (e.g. data delivery date to customer)
  • Present and document results
  • Organize and supervise roles, responsibilities and work routines within the lab team, and instruct, coach the lab team
  • Develop, motivate, inspire lab team members


  • PhD in Material Physics, Polymer physics, Material Science or Chemistry or M.SC. in Material Physics, Polymer physics, Material Science or Chemistry
  • At least 6 years’ experience of conducting material/polymer physics experiment (including PhD period); Extensive hands-on practice on material characterization by DMA, DSC, TGA, etc. Deep theoretical knowledge on polymer physics or material physics
  • Broad knowledge of material characterization for chemical products;
  • Understanding of polymer materials
  • At least 1 year international experience in polymer related R&D (post-doc or industry) is preferred.

Good English and Chinese skills

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