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Your route to us at a glance.

If you’d like to know more about our selection process, click on the respective step you are interested in below.

We are convinced that diversity makes our company more successful and more attractive. Therefore, we are looking forward to your application, without regard to race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disabilities or worldview.

Are you looking for your dream job? Have a look at our job search for Middle East or at our global job search for interesting vacancies worldwide.  

Talent Community

Become a member of the global Talent Community to stay informed about suitable positions and career related news about BASF. If you want to stay updated on interesting jobs in your preferred region or country, we recommend to activate a job agent via our Talent Community to receive newly published jobs directly in your mailbox.

Once you have found an interesting position in the job search and you signed in to our talent community, you are asked to register at our online application system. Here you have the possibility to create your own profile. You can upload your CV and import your personal information directly into your profile. Alternatively, you can apply by using your LinkedIn profile: Your personal information from LinkedIn will be made available for your application at BASF.

You will need about 15 - 20 minutes to apply, in case you import your CV data or you use your data from LinkedIn, you will be much faster.

You found more than one interesting job? Please apply online for up to three positions only. If you submitted your application, you will instantly receive a confirmation per mail.

To get some first impressions of you during the screening process, we review the information that you provided us in your application. In addition to your professional qualifications, we are especially interested in:

  • Your educational and professional ambition
  • Your work experience
  • Your commitment e.g. in social, athletic, musical or cultural endeavors
  • Your intercultural interests or experiences
  • Further education / qualifications, awards, etc.

If your application is taken forward to the next stage, for us to get to know you better and for you to find out more about the role and BASF, you will be invited for an interview.

If you convinced us in person, we will contact you via phone and explain you the further procedure. We have an attractive total offer which consists of a competitive salary and appealing additional benefits. You will have many opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills at BASF.

How long does the whole application process take?

In general it takes 2-3 months between a candidate sending the application and receiving the job-offer. The length of time is however influenced by a number of factors and can vary.

Did you convince us? Then we are pleased to welcome you to BASF. We’ll be by your side from the get-go. We want to make your entry as seamless and comfortable as possible. Your first day starts off with a First Day programme to welcome all our new employees, and the BE-Part onboarding process is designed to ensure that new colleagues feel part of the team as quickly as possible.

In the new research building B007, BASF research moves closer together. Here, scientists from material physics, formulation and specialty chemicals research work door-to-door. They develop new solutions together with polymer chemists in the neighboring building. A bridge, shortening paths, interconnects the two buildings. 
Furthermore, open communication areas facilitate exchange between the scientific disciplines. This stimulates creative ideas, and benefits the efficient development of effective solutions.
Sabine Hirth (left), Karsten Seidel (middle left) and Bernhard von Vacano (middle right), from Material Physics, together with Fangfang Chu (right), chemist at Formulation Research, exchange experience and discuss research findings.