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Associate Scientist (Engineering Plastics Research) Job

Date: Mar 3, 2018

Location: Budd Lake, NJ, US

Company: BASF

Associate Scientist (Engineering Plastics Research)-1704888

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 an Associate Scientist who will have an active role in supporting our research projects to develop materials and formulations for Engineering Plastics applications in Budd Lake, NJ.

You will report to the Team Leader, Engineering Plastics group and work with the Product Development and Research Scientists to develop and optimize formulations and test new materials..

Associate Scientist -- Engineering Plastics Research (1704888) – Budd Lake, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Conduct polymer compounding to develop new Engineering Plastic-based products for various applications.
- Complete laboratory projects to support Research & Development.
- Carry out laboratory work independently for application testing of experimental formulations.
- Execute instrumental test methods for performance characterization.
- Develop the necessary knowledge of the equipment and procedures to provide expertise to internal and external customers.
- Generate and collect application data and results from laboratory evaluations. Compile and interpret data and issue reports as required.
- Develop ideas that improve the safety, efficiency, and overall effectiveness of the laboratory and its team.
- Proactively establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment and comply with company policies and procedures

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…
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or Chemistry with at least 3 years of work experience; OR Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.
- Industrial experience developing materials formulations and testing strategies.
- Experience in formulation, compounding, and processing of polymeric materials is strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with chemical and mechanical performance testing, operating machinery, and troubleshooting, with an understanding of chemistry, particularly polymer chemistry.
- Background in project management and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at one time, interacting with in-house project teams.
- Knowledge and experience in statistical data analysis and design of experiments.
- Ability to quickly learn new testing methods and instrument use.
- Mechanical acumen and strong problem-solving drive preferred.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Budd Lake
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: GM/N-Global R&D - Advanced Materials & Systems

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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