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Research Biologist/Entomologist Job

Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: Raleighrk, NC, US

Company: BASF

Research Biologist/Entomologist-1800046

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 and by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work (2017). Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Research Biologist/Entomologist to join our Agricultural Products Division (APN), based in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Research Biologist/Entomologist (1800046) – RTP, NC

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player as a Research Biologist in the Insecticide Biology Research Group at BASF's research facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary program focused on the discovery and biological characterization of novel insecticides.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- You will be assigned to the Non-Crop Advanced Testing Team to:
- Develop, design and conduct biological assays in the laboratory to characterize experimental urban/rural pest control agents for their potential to control non-crop pests.
- Weigh, formulate and apply experimental and commercial insecticides to pest targets and their habitats. Assess insect behavior and susceptibility; and prepare written formal reports/presentations on experimental procedures and results.
- Perform limited greenhouse and field work.

This position is part of a job family. If selected, you will be hired at a level that matches your knowledge, skills, abilities and direct experience.

For further information on BASF located in RTP, NC, 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 degree with at least 2 years relevant experience. Degree could be in the field of agriculture, horticulture, entomology or crop protection.
- Be a self-starter, confident communicator, with good team skills.
- Willing and able to handle compounds of unknown toxicity safely.
- Able to lift 15kg and work in greenhouse and agricultural field environments.
- Working knowledge of entomology and laboratory techniques.
- Ability to work as member of diverse team and communicate research results within the team.

We Also Look For…
- PhD, MS with at least 2 years relevant experience, or BS with at least 4 years relevant experience. Degree focus on whole organism biology with course work in entomology, pest management, crop protection and statistics including experimental design and analysis.
- Previous experience in non-crop/urban pest control or research in insect ecology including: 1. safe laboratory, greenhouse and field procedures; measuring and diluting chemical treatments; use of common treatment application equipment (pipette, spray devices, micro-applicators); assessing organism response to treatment (incl. dissecting/microscope skills), good lab hygiene, experience working with animal health pests (e.g., fleas, ticks, litter beetles, biting flies) 2. experimental documentation, proper entry of data into notebooks, writing data summaries/reports (Excel, Word), data analysis (ANOVA, logDose-Probit), and data presentation (incl. graphics software, photography, oral presentation).
- Ability to plan and implement next research steps based on generated results. Demonstrated ability to communicate research findings to internal research groups / stakeholders.

BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Primary Location: US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: (AP)-Crop Protection

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