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Scientist - Crop Trait Knowledge-1702571

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 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 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 creative and innovative Scientist who will be responsible for contributing to crop-centric research activities. This research will focus on the needs of BASF customers and operating divisions and will include areas important for plant science such as crop biology, diseases, and/or pests.

The successful candidate will conduct and/or coordinate research activities within diverse research teams and across global BASF sites. The scientist will work closely with other team members to plan experiments, analyze and interpret data, document findings, communicate results, and contribute to developing new innovative ideas. Interest in working on diverse, rapidly evolving projects is essential. The position is part of BASF Bioscience in the Plant Science group.

Scientist - Plant Biology (1702571) - Research Triangle Park, NC

Formula for Success: You Will…

- Analyze and interpret biological datasets involving molecular, genetic, physiological, and biochemical information.

- Synthesize scientific findings in a biological context.

- Be highly effective in communicating research results.

- Work effectively within a matrix organization.

- Efficiently manage your time on diverse research activities and prioritize to meet deadlines.

- Contribute as a key technical specialist and/or lead work in your area of expertise.

- Display curiosity and demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new scientific areas.

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…
- Bachelor's degree required in Biological Science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, OR a Master's degree with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience, OR a Ph.D. with post-doctoral experience preferred.
- Research experience with direct relevance for plants or crop systems. This could include plant science, microbiology, entomology, or plant pathology.
- Demonstrated background in planning and conducting research activities, and interpreting experimental data and document findings.
- Experience in analyzing datasets from different data areas (molecular to physiological), specifically related to the analysis of "-omics" datasets.
- Proven examples of innovative thinking.
- Ability to work in a team environment encompassing multiple disciplines and cultures.
- Experience communicating research results and their impact to technical/non-technical audiences.
- Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time.
- Experience with plant genomics, molecular biology, physiology, and biochemistry is a plus.
- Exposure with conducting research in multiple crop, model plant, and non-plant systems is preferred.
- Background in working on crops in an agriculture system is desired.

Primary Location: US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RBP-Plant Science Research

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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