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Scientist III - Southfield, MI Job

Date: Mar 2, 2017

Location: Southfield, MI, US

Company: BASF

Scientist III - Southfield, MI-1700708

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Senior Development Specialist to join our Automotive Coatings division, one of the most dynamic and fast growing businesses of BASF. We have great people filled with a passion to deliver innovative, high quality coatings solutions to our customers – car makers and aftermarket alike. Our team is dynamic, customer focused and growth oriented.

Senior Development Specialist (1700708)

Formula for Success: You Will…

You will develop new coatings for Ford, obtaining customer approvals. You will lead individual projects to meet customer expectations and resolve technical issues. You will serve as the leading technical expert to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to multiple technologies and multiple coatings layers.

You will function in a fast-paced environment with multiple, competing priorities. Daily customer interaction , technical presentations, translating customer complaints into actionable items for coating are part of day-to day responsibilities.

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 Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 5 years of experience in coatings / paint technologies or Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 2 years of experience in coatings/paint technologies or PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
- Development of coating systems for automotive coatings preferred

· Previous experience interacting with customers preferred

· Previous project management experience preferred
- Design of experiments experience required
- Previous wet laboratory experience required

Primary Location: US-MI-Southfield
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-ECN-Coatings Solutions North America

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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