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Enzyme Formulation Scientist Job

Date: Jun 7, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Company: BASF

Enzyme Formulation Scientist-1800383

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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are currently searching for a motivated Enzyme Formulation Scientist.

Enzyme Formulation Scientist (1800383)

Formula for Success: You Will……

BASF's Enzymes facility in San Diego, CA is seeking an experienced Enzyme Formulation Scientist.
- Under the guidance of senior formulation scientist, conduct critical experiments to support research and development projects for enzyme pre-formulation and formulation, including technology development and product development.
- The responsibilities include preparation of formulation samples, conducting biophysical and biochemical analysis, pre-formulation and formulation screenings, formulation stability studies, development and optimization of new analytical methods and assays, and analysis and evaluation of experimental results.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and fast paced environment, both independently and in a team. Ability to follow guidance from team and project leaders, in the meantime the ability to work independently on assignments.
- Serving as a key contributor and technical expert in enzyme formulation research. Playing a key role in the planning, design and implementation of critical experiments, ability to draw logical conclusions. The position requires flexibility, creativity and detailed scientific approach to achieve targets and deliver results to meet tight timelines.
- The position requires detail-oriented and well-organized individual, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to document studies, authoring study reports, and presenting results timely and clearly to project teams.

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…
- Master’s degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry or chemical engineering or similar area and a minimum of 4+ years of experience in an industrial lab setting; or a Ph. D. degree with relevant dissertation or 1+ years of experience.
- Strong knowledge in the areas of protein formulation, protein stability, protein solubility, protein folding/unfolding, protein structural or aggregation analysis.
- Extensive experience in a biochemical, biophysical or analytical laboratory setting.
- Expert knowledge and experience are essential in multiple (three or more of the following) analytical techniques for protein biophysics and biochemistry, including SDS-PAGE, spectroscopy, DLS, SLS, DSC, fluorescence thermal shift, HPLC (size exclusion, ion exchange, reverse phase methods). Ability to independently develop and optimize analytical methods.
- Critical thinking and analysis of data will be central to this position and implementation of experimental design with minimal supervision is required; ability to hypothesize, design experiments independently and draw conclusions.

We Also Look For…
- Knowledge in ingredient selections for protein formulations, particularly industrial enzyme formulations are highly desirable. Experience working with enzymes in detergent, food, feed, grain processing or other industrial applications is a plus.
- Knowledge and experience of DOE experimental design and statistical analysis is a plus.
- Knowledge and experience in other analytical methods for protein higher order structure and chemical modifications are desirable, including mass spectrometry, CE, MALS, fluorescence, or others.
- Experience in protein purification and FPLC is a plus.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Diego
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RBW/N White Biotechnology 60000188

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