Process Development Chemist (Organic), Hannibal, MO

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Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Palmyra, MO, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1802699

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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 by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Process Development Chemist (Organic) – (Hannibal, MO) – 1802699

Where the Chemistry Happens

BASF's Hannibal, Missouri Plant is one of the world's leading producers of agricultural chemicals. We are currently seeking a Process Development Chemist (Organic) to work at this facility but is part of the Global Agricultural Technology organization based in Germany.

Formula for Success

As a Process Development Chemist, you will be responsible for the design, execution, and documentation of research projects and resource management within the group. You will identify, develop, document and help implement new or improved chemical processes for local production facilities or product-related locations.

  • Leveraging your educational experience, with a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry with a focus on Organic Chemistry. It is a plus if you have your PhD in Chemistry.
  • Define and perform experimentation to support technical projects and resolve plant problems with limited supervision
  • Provide process expertise to department customers and laboratory peers
  • Interact with supervisor and other on-site/off-site personnel to identify, define and implement process improvement work
  • Prepare, operate, maintain lab hardware to safely perform process development projects
  • Record all information in lab notebooks for detailed documentation of experimental results
  • Review and interpret results to define and perform follow-up studies to meet project goals
  • Prepare verbal presentations and written reports to communicate project status and results
  • Provide leadership in helping develop technical projects and goals
  • Develop and obtain pertinent data to recommend actions with economic justifications
  • Review literature to keep current on new technologies/products for possible applications to BASF processes
  • Participate in cross-functional teams

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Hannibal

Job Segment: Business Process, Management

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