AtBASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancingeconomic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, weare building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?sleading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meetthe current and future needs of society through science and innovation. Weachieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operationalexcellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious,long-term goals. Weprovide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis onprocess safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities weoperate in and are always working to form the best team?especially from within,through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for ouremployees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gaininsights from them to further advance our collective expertise. Andwe are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF hasbeen recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America?s Best Employers in 2019.We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involvingteam members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing andexecuting strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to createsolutions for a sustainable future DevelopmentScientist (1901918) ? MidGAWherethe Chemistry HappensBASF Kaolin has along tradition and solid reputation as the innovation leader in the industry.As an industrial minerals player that is part of BASF, the largest, mostinnovative chemical company, the Kaolin business is uniquely positioned todeliver value adding solutions unparalleled by competitors. You will play a keyrole in the realization of the Kaolin strategy to maintain the #1 globalposition in Industrial and Calcined kaolin. Formulafor Success ? Leveraging your education in engineering,materials science, ceramics or other relevant scientific field, with relevant industrialR&D experience directed at design and development of inorganic particlesfor applications (coatings, ceramics and rubber and plastics), you will the labphase development activities of the cross-functional team using projectmanagement skills for approved projects to develop lab prototype(s),lead/support scale up and assist with new product launching activitiesincluding customer interactions and trials.? Utilizing your track record of commerciallysuccessful new product and process development innovations, strong projectmanagement, and work management skills, you will be responsible for ideacreation, selection and design of technical approaches using expertise inparticle science and technology to address the innovation gaps incoatings/ceramics/rubber and plastics markets. This includes conducting proof-of-conceptwork, if needed, to support business case development.? Your soundknowledge of physical and characterization techniques of particulate materialswill be essential as you lead the lab phase of the development activity, providetechnical advice to management and staff in area of specialization of theindustrial kaolin market, and support Manufacturing and Field Technical groupsin troubleshooting of technical issues.? Demonstratingyour strong concern for and experience with lab safety standards and proceduresyou will contribute and adhere to Safety, Environmentaland Security standards of the Corporation and the RBU.? Through identifyingIntellectual Property (IP) situations, submitting timely invention disclosuresand support patent application process to help improve BASF?s value propositionin the market, you will ensure intellectual property stemming from process andproduct development initiatives is appropriately documented and aggressivelypursued.? Successfullyengaging across the organization and using your excellentinterpersonal skills,you will network with scientists in other business unitsand leverage BASF?s unique technology capability in development activity or solvingcustomer?s complex challenges. ? Bystaying current with developments in field of expertise you will prepareoriginal papers for presentation or publication within the guidelines of BASFpolicies and support the creation of the business case tojustify product/process development activity. CreateYour Own Chemistry: What We Offer You Addingvalue to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suiteof benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to supportyou?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, youcreate your own chemistry.Thetotal rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. Fromcompetitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits thatinclude 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 andpersonally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.BASFprovides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities tohelp you make the most of your talents and your job.Apply for this job.