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Scientist III (Automation & Strain Development) - Tarrytown, NY Job

Date: Nov 26, 2017

Location: Tarrytown, NY, US

Company: BASF

Scientist III (Automation & Strain Development) - Tarrytown, NY-1703911

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…

The position will be a part of the Biobased Chemicals and Biocontrol Research Team in Tarrytown. The team is an integral part of BASF’s White Biotechnology Research within the global Bioscience Research platform.

The team works closely with other research teams, development teams, and business units of BASF, inside and outside the U.S. In addition, the team maintains and supports numerous collaborations with non-BASF partners, including universities and other research organizations.

Scientist III (Automation & Strain Development) - Tarrytown, NY (1703911)

The Automation and Strain Development Scientist will develop metabolic engineering methods for liquid handling robots to enhance the throughput in strain construction. The successful candidate will also be responsible for maintaining automation equipment, running automation equipment and related method development. The Automation and Strain Development will develop and analyze microbial strains for the production of biobased chemicals. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading or contributing to research projects. The position is a perfect fit for a self-starter who can work well on his own and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Run automation equipment like liquid handling robots (Tecan), develop and script methods on these kinds of instruments and drive the transfer of methods from manual to automated execution.
- Design and engineer yeast and bacterial strains using microbiological methods, Molecular Biology, Molecular Evolution and other techniques to improve microbial metabolic pathways.
- Interface and productively collaborate with members of the biological, chemical and analytical teams, with other research and development units, including external and academic partners, and business units.
- Manage or contribute to a research project, including, setting the overall strategy, designing experiments, and performing administrative tasks.
- Provide technical and administrative management for up to 3 technicians or bench scientists.

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…
- PhD in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences or related discipline, OR MS in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences or related discipline with at least 2 years related working experience OR BS in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences or related discipline with at least 4 years related working experience.
- Hands on experience and profound knowledge in Molecular Biology and Metabolic Engineering techniques for bacteria and yeast.
- Experience in running state of the art biotechnology automation and high throughput equipment, especially liquid handling robots.
- Experience with developing new methods for automation equipment desired.
- Experience in automating manual wet lab tasks desired.
- Successful development of microbial production strain desired.

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

Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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