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LIB Cathode Material Solid State Synthesis Team Leader Job

Date: Mar 6, 2018

Location: Beachwood, OH, US

Company: BASF

LIB Cathode Material Solid State Synthesis Team Leader-1801203

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 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.

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

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a professional like you to fulfill this role in our facility in Beachwood, OH.

LIB Cathode Material Solid State Synthesis Team Leader (1801203) – Beachwood, OH

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Plan and coordinate the synthesis and characterization of lithium ion battery (LIB) cathode materials.
- Be responsible for the overall function of the calcination/solid state laboratory and co-manage the work flow in the Pilot Plant.
- Develop new cathode material design and synthesis approaches, conceive and implement predictive models of cathode performance, hold responsibility for cathode materials scale-up, and coordinate the refinement of the synthesis parameters with colleagues in R&D LIB laboratories worldwide.
- Supervise cathode material projects and coordinate workflow in the calcination lab and pilot plant.

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…
- Ph.D. in Materials Science with 3 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree in Chemistry with 5 years of experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of experience, exhibiting strong organization and supervisory skills.
- At least 5 years of experience in synthesis and characterization of LIB cathode materials and LIB cell testing.
- Emphasis on solid-state chemistry with expertise in XRD techniques and data analysis is required.
- Knowledge of LIB cathode structure – function relationships and familiarity with testing of batteries and battery materials via electrochemical and instrumental methods.
- Hands-on experience with laboratory and pilot scale synthesis equipment.
- Familiarity with high temperature processing of LIB cathode materials and unit operations.
- Possess in-depth knowledge of research principles and techniques with proven ability to work outside the incumbent’s field(s) of specialization.
- Strong managerial and/or technical leadership skills required.
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills; must have the ability to write cogent reports and effectively transmit oral results.
- Team player with experience working in an international team.

Primary Location: US-OH-Beachwood
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCC-Heterogeneous Catalysis

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