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Senior Scientist Job

Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: BASF

Senior Scientist-1800876

You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

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 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.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Senior Scientist will play a key role in the planning design and execution of research activities and experiments to accomplish project objectives. The Senior Scientist is relied on to provide knowledge and expertise in achieving research targets, interpreting results, and reporting them to key stakeholders.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Leverage your educational and professional background in Chemistry or related scientific discipline, you will conceptualize new projects and programs while setting a research direction that provides innovation and breakthrough advantages for the business
- Lead a team of cross-functional professionals, you will lead diverse teams across business lines to advance scientific, technical, and process expertise throughout the organization
- Serve as a role model, you will champion a zero-incident mindset while maintaining a safe working environment
- Successfully engage across and outside the organization, you will interact frequently with colleagues as well as with customers, suppliers, consultants, universities, and government agencies, and play a leadership role in industry conferences and technical societies
- Plan and conduct research activities as a project leader or under the guidance of a project leader to achieve project goals. Project leadership and budget responsibility
- Provide coaching to direct reports (if any), follow developments in the relevant scientific fields, interacts with customers, suppliers, and co - operators
- Lead product development efforts to deliver results by accomplishing project objectives
- Provide technical leadership in the development of future product development programs
- Plan and execute experiments to achieve targets, interpret results, and document them
- Interact with customers, suppliers, and external resources
- Communicate with marketing, customer, business and technical service counterparts to determine development targets, confirm successful achievement of targets, and to support the customer's adoption of the product

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.


Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or related field with a minimum of 8 years of experience OR a Master's degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 4 years of experience OR a PH D in Chemistry with a minimum of 2 years of experience
- Leadership experience
- High degree of technical knowledge in the field of chemistry. Knowledge in polymer synthesis, surface science, materials science, materials characterization, and structure-property relationships is an asset
- Proven technical leadership in the development of future product development programs
- Project leadership experience is an asset
- Proven track record in creating a zero-incident mindset
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of French, Spanish and/or German is a strong asset
- Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
- Proven collaboration, teamwork, interpersonal relations, customer focus, influencing/impact skills

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

Primary Location: CA-ON-Toronto
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Job Segment: Chemistry, Scientific, Scientist, Product Development, Materials Science, Science, Engineering, Research