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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals. 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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise. 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 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Senior Scientist (1805724) ? Wyandotte Where the Chemistry Happens Performance Materials division of BASF, at their Wyandotte, MI facility, is seeking a self-starter, motivated and enthusiastic professional like you to play a key role in the planning, design, and execution of research activities and experiments to accomplish project objectives. You will be relied on to provide knowledge and expertise in achieving research targets, interpreting results, and reporting them to key stakeholders.Formula for Success Leveraging your PHD in Polymer Chemistry or related scientific discipline and your R&D experience in plastics, elastomer chemistry and technology, you will conceptualize new projects and programs while setting a research direction that provides innovation and breakthrough advantages for the businessServing as a role model, you will champion a Zero Incident mindset while maintaining a safe working environment.Successfully engaging across and outside the organization, you will interact frequently with colleagues as well as with customers, suppliers, consultants, universities, and government agencies, and play a leadership role in industry conferences and technical societiesDemonstrating your strong capabilities in project planning, oversight and training, you will identify opportunities, establish plans, organize and commit to deliverables to drive the long-term success of a discipline, scientific field, product, process, system or technologyUtilizing your project management and communication skills, you will lead a diverse team of cross-functional professionals across business lines to advance scientific, technical, and process expertise throughout the organization.Applying Six Sigma methodology, statistical techniques, and stage gate process disciplines, you will demonstrate the capability to handle increasing levels of complexity and ambiguityLeveraging your extrusion/ injection molding experience, you will translate customer needs into a product.Your commitment to customers will be a valued asset as you know and understand key customers in the industry served, what they value/need, while participating as an active listener and digging for customer needs.Demonstrating your innovative abilities, you will Initiate exploratory technology programs and define potential applications/market value while looking to acquire relevant technology from internal and external sources. 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. BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.Apply for this job.