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Sr. Scientist ll - 3D Printing, Wyandotte Job

Date: May 12, 2017

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

Sr. Scientist ll - 3D Printing, Wyandotte-1700968

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.

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.

Principle Scientist, 3D Printing

In this position, Principle Scientist will be reporting to the Sr. Manager, Structural Materials & Systems Research NA. She or he 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.

- 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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
- PhD in Chemistry or Materials Science / Engineering or Chemical Engineering with 5 years of experience in the field of thermoset chemistry, preferably within the additive manufacturing technology OR Master's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering with 8 years of experience in the filed or thermoset chemistry required
- Strong know-how of recent advances in polymer materials, formulations, reactive systems, filler suspensions, nanoparticle and reinforcement technology and understanding of structure -property relationships of polymers..
- Experience in materials development ideally related to additive manufacturing
- Previous experience in Technical Service or Product Development preferred
- Track record of innovations with business impact required
- Ability to travel domestically and globally up to 25% of the time
- 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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