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Senior Scientist I (Genome Editing in Plants) Job

Date: Apr 6, 2018

Location: Raleighrk, NC, US

Company: BASF

Senior Scientist I (Genome Editing in Plants)-1801895

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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a candidate to join our BASF Plant Science division.

Plant Molecular Biologist, Sr Scientist I (1801895)

As a Plant Molecular Biologist you will modify DNA sequences and gene expression levels in order to screen for interesting and valuable plant/crop phenotypes.

Formula for Success: You Will...
- You are expected to have excellent working knowledge of plant molecular biology and an understanding of the genotype – phenotype relationship.
- Responsibilities will include optimizing strategies for developing and running new work packages within the Genome Editing Key Technology project as the scientific leader of the work in that area. In addition, direct alignment with colleagues working on similar activities in herbicide tolerance will be expected.
- This individual contributor role will include responsibilities in transitioning Plant Science to living the competency center model, particularly regarding co-creation of projects with BASF business units.
- You will interact closely with multiple functions and therefore must have demonstrated communication and organizational skills.

Where you'll work…

You will in our Plant Science’s division in Research Triangle Park, NC.

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

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…
- PhD and 2+ years of experience, including at least one Post-Doctoral Fellowship, in molecular biology or a closely-related discipline
- Demonstrated success of genome editing in plants
- Demonstrated experience with molecular techniques, particularly recent advances in genome editing technologies, preparation of novel transformation vectors and design of such constructs
- At least two years demonstrated experience with developing and implementing research strategies in molecular biology.
- Demonstrated expertise and experience with gene regulation and the role that plays in plant phenotypes.
- Ability to work in a team environment encompassing multiple disciplines.
- Demonstrated success working with customers, other researchers, peers, and other departments for at least two years.
- Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
- Proficiency in Molecular Biology software tools and Data Management tools.

- 5+ years of experience
- Plant Biotech industry experience
- A Post-Doctoral fellowship in Genome Editing
- Track record of identified and submitted pilot or technology project ideas or successful grant application experience
- Experience with oligo directed genome mutagenesis (ODN mutagenesis)
- Experience finding mutants within a population by molecular or phenotypic screening methods
- Experience in product development
- History of mentoring colleagues

Primary Location: US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RBP-Plant Science Research

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