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Leadership Development Program (LDP) - PhD - Class of 2018 Job

Date: Sep 30, 2017

Location: Florham Park, NJ, US

Company: BASF

Leadership Development Program (LDP) - PhD - Class of 2018-1702692

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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) were created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded current university students an opportunity to enhance their professional skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. Participants will contribute to real-world rotational assignments within different domestic locations. They will explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills, while fulfilling specific business needs. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF's culture, values, and decision-makers.

Leadership Development Program (LDP) – Ph.D. Class of 2018


At BASF, we are creating chemistry for a sustainable future. Our innovative products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, advancing global food science, and improving quality of life.

Combining economic success, social responsibility, and environmental safety, we empower our customers across industries to meet the current and future needs of society.

We are seeking highly motivated, mobile-minded, upcoming university graduates ready to take their careers to the next level. Our rotational programs combine hands-on experience with unparalleled networking opportunities designed to accelerate your career development at BASF.

Explore your sense of adventure. Build your professional network! Engage your passion for challenge! Apply for the BASF Ph.D. Leadership Development Program!

Formula for Success: You Will…

Leadership Development Program Summary
- 24-month cross-functional program with 3 eight-month assignments which provide exposure to various technologies and career opportunities throughout BASF.
- Assignments will be located in a variety of locations throughout the U.S.; each assignment will be a new location supporting a different business unit
- First rotation must be a technical assignment at one of our Research, Development, and Technical hubs.
- May lead to opportunities in research, development, or applications in the following: materials, organic chemical, polymer, agro-chemical, biotechnology, ecology, and quality improvement, production/process support, innovation, and technical business functions.
- Potential start dates are March, July, and September of 2018.

What can the Ph.D. LDP do for you?
- Develop technical expertise, network at senior levels throughout BASF, and explore possible career tracks within the company.
- Enhance career development and deliver value to BASF through the planned and designed assignments.
- This program offers a comprehensive program of employee benefits, including an award-winning flexible work arrangement and competitive retirement savings plan.

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.

To learn more about the Ph.D. LDP, please visit

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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 Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science.
- Ph.D. Graduation dates: December 2017 - August 2018 OR completing 1st or 2nd year of first Post-Doctorate position.
- Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
- Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for future sponsorship.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Outstanding work ethic.
- Bilingual a plus.
- An effective communicator and collaborator.
- Someone who drives innovation and sustainable solutions.
- Someone who embraces diversity.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park
Other Locations: US-MI-Wyandotte, US-PA-Evans City, US-TX-Freeport, US-MI-Southfield, US-OH-Beachwood, US-NC-Research Triangle Park, US-NJ-Iselin, US-NC-Charlotte, US-NY-Tarrytown
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: NTH-Human Resources

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