Process Development Chemist

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Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Palmyra, MO, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704502

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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 provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Palmyra, Missouri Plant is one of the world's leading producers of agricultural chemicals. We are currently seeking a Process Development Chemist to work at this facility.

Process Development Chemist (1704502) – Palmyra, MO

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.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • 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 BASF Agricultural Products, 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.


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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • BS in Chemistry, or Related Scientific Field
  • 7+ years of laboratory experience in chemistry, with an emphasis on organic chemistry (ex: AgChem, Pharma, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience as a production-oriented Process Chemist
  • Demonstrated judgment and persuasion skills when interacting with peers, customers and management
  • Strong communication, safety orientation, analytical/problem solving, organizational skills, team-building, and team-working skills

We Also Look For…
  • MS/PhD in Chemistry
  • 10+ years of experience as a broad-based Process Chemist (ex: PhD laboratory work, direct industry laboratory work, and/or application of process engineering principles, etc.)
  • Broad understanding of chemical processing, beyond existing products and procedures

Nearest Major Market: Hannibal

Job Segment: Business Process, Management

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