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Set new standards in research and development.

Today BASF is already looking for the answers to tomorrow's questions. We are continuously working on new products and solutions as well as on innovative technologies and modern processes for a sustainable future. With solutions tailor-made for our customers we are setting new standards and securing our long-term business success.

Research & Development ensures that we stay ahead of our competitors. Would you like to contribute to our success?

Graduates will find attractive career opportunities in the BASF research community.

Apply to one of our job postings or send us your unsolicited application.

We are looking forward to getting to know you.

You’ve successfully completed your studies and you’re in the possession of a scientific degree.

You can’t wait to start your first job.

You will start in one of the three global research areas:

  • In Advanced Materials & Systems Research we create solutions with new functional materials and systems for the automotive, construction, electronics, detergent and cleaning agents, water and wind industries.
  • In Process Research & Chemical Engineering we develop new and improve existing processes for the manufacture of base chemicals, intermediates and fine chemicals.We are also seeking alternatives to the raw material of crude oil and we are working on energy conversion and storage.
  • In Bioscience Research we seek new ways of increasing agricultural productivity and meeting the need for healthy food using biotechnological methods as well as research in new crop protection products, making sure our solutions meet the highest standards in human and environmental safety.

In research and product development you can expect demanding tasks with a high level of personal responsibility.

From the outset you will be collaborating scientifically in a specific research project.

You will receive on-the-job training in a committed, competent team. An essential part of your work will be the collaboration with partners from research and development in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.

You will have the chance to discuss your next development steps regularly with your supervisor.

Many life-long education and training measures such as seminars or "on-the-job" training will support you in your plans and you will further consolidate your competencies through special programs and life-long education programs.