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Associate Scientist (Adhesives Application) Job

Date: Apr 14, 2018

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Associate Scientist (Adhesives Application)-1801937

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!

Associate Scientist (Adhesives Application) (1801937) – Wyandotte, MI

Where the Chemistry Happens

In this role within the RAD/ON Global Polymer Colloid research group, you will support the existing waterborne adhesives product portfolio (market support) through plant support and product modification, and develop new products using existing technical platforms in cooperation with ED technical service and marketing. In addition, you will support the development of new emulsion products under the supervision of a research chemist.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success
- Leveraging your educational background in Chemistry, Polymer Science, or a related field, combined with your experience in a lab tech role, you will conceptualize, synthesize, and characterize emulsion polymers to support the existing waterborne adhesives product portfolio, as well as synthesize emulsion polymers for new product development in waterborne adhesives.
- Your knowledge and laboratory proficiency in the fields of emulsion polymerization, colloid, and polymer chemistry will be a valued asset as you support customer challenges and manufacturing issues with existing products technology, and work with the Research Chemist to synthesize emulsion polymers for new product development in waterborne adhesives.
- Your strong commitment to workplace safety is a plus as you will maintain a well-stocked, clean, and safe laboratory environment.
- Your solid skills in interpreting data and documenting results will be essential as you will prepare emulsions, summarize data, and report observations to the supervising chemist.
- With your strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will facilitate the training of interns and technicians.
- Your ability to display the highest standards of job safety, integrity, accuracy, reproducibility, and attention to detail will be of high importance as you commission, calibrate, and operate laboratory equipment, as well as coordinate and ship samples to technical marketing and customers.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: GM/N-Global R&D - Advanced Materials & Systems

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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