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Job Title: Senior Scientist
Location: San Diego, CA, West United States, USA
Company: BASF - We Create Chemistry
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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BASF's Bioscience division prides itself as a uniqueand innovative piece of the global BASF enterprise. With over 150 years ofhistory, BASF has proven to be a thought-leader and visionary moving forward tocreate chemistry for a sustainable future.


TheEnzymes team, located predominately in San Diego, has an environment andculture that puts employees first, allowing for personal flexibility and offersa benefits program that is robust and rewarding. Couple that with theorganizations reputation of continued global growth, and the full total rewardsas a BASF employee are hard to be matched.


Ourresearch focus is simply stated: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.As a global organization, our employees have a world of opportunity at theirfingertips- literally. The pillars of success for BASF Bioscience are asfollows:

  • Connecting peopleand their passion for bioscience with a structured, engaged, and empowered teamwhile allowing for them to find the work life balance needed to connect withloved ones at home and outside of work priorities/activities. Find yourself inthe career you've dreamed of with the balance you require.
  • Engaging employeesto build a high-performance culture that will drive long-term success forthemselves and the company, with an open door to many business units andlocations around the world. We offer global development opportunities, as wellas, encourage relationship building across the organization. 
  • Caring aboutone another, our customers and stakeholders, and our communities and environment.As part of the BASF Bioscience team, it is our duty to ensure we are drivingthoughtful and meaningful innovations for the future. In fact, it stretchesbeyond our's our passion.
  • Puttinglifelong learning first by offering a wide range of careerdevelopment opportunities. This will not be like working at your typicalR&D or biotech company. We offer numerous training and development courses,tuition reimbursement, and endorsements for our employees to heighten theircareer aspirations.
  •  Senior Scientist (1900181)- San Diego, CA


    Where the ChemistryHappens


    This position is beingcreated to strengthen the BASF Enzymes Research Team in San Diego. The team isan integral part of BASF's global Bioscience Research Platform. The team worksclosely with other research teams, development teams and business units of BASF,inside and outside the US. In addition, the teammaintains and supports numerous collaborations with non-BASF partners, including universities and other research organizations. You will be expected to be partof BASF's global enzyme R&D team and work specifically on Bacillusexpression platform as a self-starter who is able to work well on your own andas part of a multi-disciplinary team.


    We are searching for a professionallike you to play a key role in the planning design and execution of researchactivities and experiments to accomplish project objectives. You will be reliedupon to provide knowledge and expertise in achieving research targets,interpreting results, and reporting them to key stakeholders.


    This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate yourstrong analytical, problem solving, organizational, and communicationskills.  You will also showcase yourability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast-pacedenvironment (both independently and in a team setting).

    Formula for Success  

  • Use your Ph.D. Degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related fields with minimum 3 years of Bacillus expression experience, or MS degree with minimum 6 years of Bacillus expression experience or BS degree with minimum 12 years of Bacillus host expression experience to develop Bacillus expression technology.
  • Using your extensive know-how and experience, you will handle protein expression and production.
  • Applying your technical expertise (preferably in Bacillus host engineering,  fermentation and scale up), you will handle cloning, genetic engineering and protein production tasks.
  • Experience with automation or automated liquid handling a plus
  • Your strong understanding and experience with biochemistry and enzyme analytical techniques, including but not limited to enzyme assay, ELISA and protein quantification, will serve you well in your research.
  • Serving as a role model, you will champion a Zero Incident mindset while maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Successfully engaging across and outside the organization, you will interact frequently with colleagues as well as with customers, suppliers, consultants, universities, and government agencies, and play a leadership role in industry conferences and technical societies.
  •  Create Your OwnChemistry: What We Offer You


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


    The total rewards thatyou receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitivehealth and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that includecompany-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, webelieve 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 providesinteresting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help youmake the most of your talents and your job.

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    Job Post Date: 12/02/19
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