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.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. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future BASF?s Bioscience division prides itself as a unique and innovative piece of the global BASF enterprise. With over 150 years of history, BASF has proven to be a thought-leader and visionary moving forward to create chemistry for a sustainable future. The Enzymes team, located predominately in San Diego, has an environment and culture that puts employees first, allowing for personal flexibility and offers a benefits program that is robust and rewarding. Couple that with the organizations reputation of continued global growth, and the full total rewards as a BASF employee are hard to be matched. Our research focus is simply stated: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. As a global organization, our employees have a world of opportunity at their fingertips- literally. The pillars of success for BASF Bioscience are as follows: ? Connecting people and their passion for bioscience with a structured, engaged, and empowered team while allowing for them to find the work life balance needed to connect with loved ones at home and outside of work priorities/activities. Find yourself in the career you?ve dreamed of with the balance you require. ? Engaging employees to build a high-performance culture that will drive long-term success for themselves and the company, with an open door to many business units and locations around the world. We offer global development opportunities, as well as, encourage relationship building across the organization.? Caring about one another, our customers and stakeholders, and our communities and environment. As part of the BASF Bioscience team, it is our duty to ensure we are driving thoughtful and meaningful innovations for the future. In fact, it stretches beyond our duty?it?s our passion. ? Putting lifelong learning first by offering a wide range of career development opportunities. This will not be like working at your typical R&D or biotech company. We offer numerous training and development courses, tuition reimbursement, and endorsements for our employees to heighten their career aspirations. Where the Chemistry Happens? The position is needed to fill a current resource gap within the team currently working on detergent enzyme development projects. This is a key product line within the enzyme roadmap. This project has high visibility for both EMM as well as for the strategic growth field of industrial enzymes. It is imperative to find a Scientist who can work independently, has high attention to detail and has strong critical thinking and analytical skills. Scientist III ? Enzymology 1803808 Formula for Success: You Will? ? Work in a multidisciplinary and fast paced environment, both independently and in a team setting in order to provide results in a set timeframe. ? Need to be organized and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to communicate across the project teams to ensure clear expectations of stakeholders for when results will be delivered. ? Have flexibility, creativity and apply a detailed scientific approach to multi-task, achieve targets and integrate new ideas within existing assays and processes to meet tight deadlines. ? Have a proven track record of successfully mentoring junior scientists at the bench and with data analysis methodologies in order to be the go to person for biochemical method development and maintenance of instrumentation to ensure projects are running well and have the necessary support. Ingredients for Success: ? You will use your educational background in Biology, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology and related laboratory experience to work on detergent enzyme development projects. We will consider a Bachelor?s Degree and 5+ years of experience, Master?s Degree and 3+ years of experience, or a PhD with relevant dissertation and related experience via your Doctoral program.? You will apply your laboratory experience, preferably in an industrial environment, to work on this key product line within the enzyme roadmap. ? You will apply your experience in Biochemical method development with expertise in HPLC, GC, DSC, high throughput enzyme screening and enzyme activity characterization assays.? You will possess strong knowledge and execution of biochemical and biophysical characterization techniques, including activity and inhibition kinetics analysis, ELISA, protein quantitation, Western blot, SDS-PAGE, spectroscopy, and thermodynamics of folding/unfolding.? You will have the ability to implement experimental design with minimal supervision and must have the ability to hypothesize, design experiments independently and draw conclusions.?? You will possess critical thinking skills and analysis of data will be central to all aspects of this position.? You will bring strong expertise with purification and chemical characterization of enzymes.? You will also ideally have experience with esterases, protein modelling and bioinformatics analysis of proteins and genes. 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.US-CA-San DiegoApply for this job.