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Scientist lll - 3D Printing, Wyandotte Job

Date: Mar 15, 2017

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Scientist lll - 3D Printing, Wyandotte-1700972

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 Scientist/Senior Scientist, 3D Printing, to join our team. BASF is a technology-driven, global company dedicated to identifying future growth fields and trends and making products to solve the needs of our customers. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) represents a growth field where chemistry, materials science, and process engineering all play key roles. With this position, we are building the best team in our Wyandotte Technical Center, Wyandotte, MI, in support of our growing thermosets business for 3D printing applications.

Scientist/Sr. Scientist, 3D Printing (1700972)

You will report to the Sr. Manager, Structural Materials & Systems Research NA. You will have an active role in setting up and establishing 3D printing application lab in Wyandotte, MI and leading projects to develop materials and formulations for new 3D printing applications.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Manage regular lab activities including hands on material R & D projects for 3D printing product development. Install equipment as necessary
- Explore new/advanced technologies in additive manufacturing, orient R & D direction, establish goals, prepare and execute project plans
- Initiate, review and evaluate new project ideas.
- Regularly exchange R&D knowledge & new ideas with other 3D printing researchers in the North American scientific community (especially California and Boston), collaborate with our global research colleagues (especially Germany, Switzerland, China) and external cooperation partners.
- Develop and document test methods and procedures for additive manufacturing material and processes
- Create product regulatory documents and procedures.
- Prepare your own patents and evaluate third-party patents.
- Be responsible for the further development, evolution and advancement of 3D printing technological expertise through literature research and cooperative initiatives with universities.
- Implement and lead safety concepts and ensure accurate lab workflows.

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 Chemistry or Materials Science / Engineering or Chemical Engineering required. Previous experience with the additive manufacturing technology preferred. OR Master's in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or Chemical Engineering and 3 years of experience with thermoset chemistry and additive manufacturing required OR Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or Chemical Engineering and 5 years of experience with thermoset chemistry and additive manufacturing required
- Experience in materials development, ideally related to additive manufacturing preferred.
- Able to travel domestically and globally up to 25%
- Strong know-how of recent advances in polymer materials, formulations, reactive systems, filler suspensions, nanoparticle and reinforcement technology.
- Understand structure-property relationships of polymers, additives, and fillers required.
- Experience with problem solving, materials development and testing strategies required
- Project management skills are a plus

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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