Scientist I-Industrial Coatings- ( On Site)











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Scientist I- Industrial Coatings- Charlotte, NC


Where the Chemistry Happens....

Primary responsibilities include (i) supporting the existing metal and wood coatings dispersions product portfolio (market support) through plant support and product modification, (ii) developing new products using existing technical platforms in cooperation with dispersions technical service and marketing. Secondary responsibility will be supporting the development of new emulsion products under the supervision of a R&D Scientist.


Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

 Formula for Success...

    Primary: conceptualize, synthesize, and characterize emulsion polymers to support existing metal and wood coatings dispersions portfolio Secondary: synthesize emulsion polymers for new product development in metal and wood coatings dispersions Determine technical routes to develop new products using existing technology in the market support function Gather information and literature (internally and externally) Meet customer timelines determined in collaboration and coordination with the Industrial Coatings market support team
Plan, synthesize, and characterize emulsion polymers through hands on operation of equipment Interpret data and document results in research reports Coordinate and ship samples to technical marketing and customer Support customer challenges and manufacturing issues with existing product technologies Maintain a well-stocked, clean, and safe laboratory Conduct relevant application testing for metal and wood coatings on synthesized samples Interpret and share research results through presentations and reports Work with supervising R&D Scientist to synthesize emulsion polymers for new product development in metal and wood coatings dispersions  Prepare emulsions, summarize data, and report observations to supervising chemist Commission, calibrate, and operate laboratory equipment Train interns and technicians Coordinate sample analysis and shipment  

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Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

BASF Corporation
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Nearest Major Market: Charlotte