Senior Scientist – Artificial Intelligence for R&D - Wyandotte, MI (Preferred) or Tarrytown, NY











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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.


We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.


And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as a 2020 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!


Senior Scientist – Artificial Intelligence for R&D (2000460) – Wyandotte, MI (preferred) or Tarrytown, NY


Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to join our Data Science community and shape the future of digitalization in Research and Development.  An Artificial Intelligence System (AI) observes its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at a given goal. As AI expert, you will create such systems that learn and decide for multiple application areas in materials and systems research as well as process and quality control.


We will look to you to have demonstrated that you can build AI systems based on machine learning technology by integrating advanced algorithms with interfaces for sensors and actors.  In contrast to an isolated developer, you appreciate and understand experts from all areas of Data Science, including Automation & Information Technology, Data Analytics, and Data Management.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your experience in multiple projects using different IT environments (e.g. Lab Automation systems like LabView, Big Data systems like Hadoop; Machine Learning frameworks like scikit-learn; and programming languages like R or Python), your thorough understanding of data driven workflows, and your knowledge of statistical methods and their industrial application.  You will also share your agility, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking with the team while feeling comfortable in a diverse, interdisciplinary, and challenging environment.  Your superior consultancy mindset with a high degree of flexibility and an ability to learn and adapt to new applications quickly will also be key to your success in this role.

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

Formula for Success

·     Leveraging your PhD in science or engineering with a focus on quantitative analytics (or equivalent qualification) and your experience in the field of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – so much so that you are recognized as an expert, you will evaluate new approaches and explore new applications for AI in BASF.

·  Your experience in the Chemical (or related) industry and your excellent project management and collaboration skills will be essential as you initiate, execute, and lead AI projects in collaboration with research and business units in diverse high performing teams.

·   Demonstrating your international and industrial working experience, including your proven track record in working within multinational teams, filling the innovation pipeline, and executing projects with high business impact, you will define and develop novel AI solutions and liaise with academic experts and commercial providers.

·   Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with your proven track record of relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals, will serve you well as you communicate and disseminate AI to a broad community of scientists and managers.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You


Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.


The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.


BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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