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Scientist II, San Diego Job

Date: Apr 7, 2017

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Company: BASF

Scientist II, San Diego-1700795

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.

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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Scientist II to join the Enzyme Expression team. As a member of this group, you will work under the direction of a senior scientist to design, execute and analyze experiments related to gene cloning and expression.

Scientist II, Enzyme Expression (1700795)

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Clone and screen expression constructs to identify those that maximize the yield of active enzyme.
- Troubleshoot expression of enzymes in multiple hosts to overcome obstacles and identify bottlenecks.
- Analyze, interpret and summarize moderately complex analytical data to facilitate communication or results.
- Achieve successful production of deliverables with efficiency and adherence to time constraints while interacting with and supporting a multidisciplinary team.
- Manage work in a fast paced research environment, both independently and in a group setting.
- Be organized and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Bring scientific approach, being flexible, creative and detailed, to multiple tasks, achieving targets and integrating new ideas within existing processes.
- Model and instill basic process safety knowledge received by completing required training of key safety critical areas of relevant processes and respective hazardous materials (hazard categories and related hazard potentials).
- Identify and assess risks in everyday operation and support and participate in process safety programs.

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…
- Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in an industrial lab setting required OR a Master’s Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or related field.
- Laboratory experience strongly preferred.
- Previous experience in aseptic technique and manipulation of microorganisms required
- Technical proficiency and experience with molecular manipulation techniques, including molecular cloning methods, PCR, DNA purification and transformation required
- Experience with protein analytical techniques, such as protein gel electrophoresis, protein quantification, purification and Western blots.
- Experience with protein expression and production in bacterial yeast, or fungal systems a plus.
- Enzyme assays and liquid handling a plus.

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

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

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