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Bioprocess Development Team Leader- Third Shift Job

Date: May 10, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Company: BASF

Bioprocess Development Team Leader- Third Shift-1802453

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Bioprocess Development (BPD) Team Leader-Third Shift (1802453) – San Diego, CA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for developing, planning, and executing fermentation and recovery schemes, and assisting in the technology transfer to commercial scale. You will supervise Process Development Associates and provide technical leadership as part of a cross-functional team which includes EH&S, Research, Regulatory, Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams. In addition, you will be the voice and champion of industrial enzyme bioprocess execution in the pilot plant and will be instrumental in sharing the goals and intended purpose of experiments to the Process Development Associates.

This position is currently hiring for third shift (10:00pm-7:00am M-F) within the BASF Enzymes Pilot Plant; a 24/7 facility.

Formula for Success
- Leveraging your educational background in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline; you will use your professional experience in laboratory research in microbial fermentation and/or downstream processing in a manufacturing environment. You will demonstrate experience working in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced environment, both independently and in a team setting.
- Commitment to 100% compliance with and demonstrated leadership of EH&S policies and procedures as well as supervision of associates including training, coaching, and developing a high-performance team.
- Your working knowledge will provide hands-on development and optimization of fermentation and downstream processes using 40L and 500L fermenters and membrane separations, filtration, and centrifugation. You will collaborate with fermentation and formulation scientists and R&D researchers to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and participate in cross-functional projects.
- Your ability to work independently and display solid judgement to make decisions with minimal on-site assistance is critical to the team’s success.
- Driving strategic decisions and present technical reports, data summaries, protocols, and other technical and regulatory documentation and utilizing this data to target the most effective improvement opportunities.
- Your solid attention to detail will be critical as you prepare operational SOPs and train team members on them as well as perform planning, executing, analysis, and documentation of process experiments; present technical reports, data summaries, protocols, and other technical and regulatory documentation.
- Your ability to coach and develop team members to reach their full potential and support of development assignments and movement of talent across units as well as motivate and challenge will drive high performance.

As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Primary Location: US-CA-San Diego
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Night Job
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