Solid State Synthesis Team Leader – Beachwood, OH
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 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable futureSolid State Synthesis Team Leader (1901863) ? Beachwood, OH Where the Chemistry HappensWe are seeking a professional like you to for lead and coordinate the synthesis and characterization of lithium ion battery (LIB) cathode materials. You will develop new cathode material design and synthesis approaches, conceive and implement predictive models of cathode performance, be responsible for cathode materials scale-up, and coordinate the refinement of the synthesis parameters with colleagues in RCN/BK, RCN/D (Ludwigshafen, Amagasaki and Shanghai). As a manager, the incumbent will supervise a team of technicians for cathode material projects, assist in the coordination of the workflow in the calcination lab and assist in pilot plant operations Formula for Success Utilizing your advanced education in Materials Science combined with your related experience in synthesis and characterization of LIB Cathode Materials, LIB cell testing experience, and XRD techniques, you will conduct independent research leading to the establishment and improvement of transition metal oxide cathode materials.Leveraging your hands-on experience with laboratory and pilot scale synthesis equipment as well as your experiece with high temperature processing of LIB cathode materials and unit operations, you will supervise and plan workflow in the calcination lab and evaluate results from the sythesis of cathode materials, including the characterization of electromechanical testing. Your strong technical leadership skills will be key as you manage and develop team members and develop site talent.Engaging across the organization, you will consistently propose ideas, solutions and projects and will coordinate with engineering, technical service and sales and marketing for the development of processes and products.Your previous international team experience combined with your experience working on collaborative projects, will enable you to coordinate synthesis of cathode materials with scale-up teams in Ludwigshafen, Beachwood and Amagasaki and to coordinate and plan long range synthesis of cathode materials. Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding 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.
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