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Grow with NAO

Start your career with the chemical industry at one of our NAO partner institutions: As a PhD candidate or Postdoc at the university, you will be responsible for an industry-related research project and coached by a world-class professor and mentor at BASF.

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Combining knowledge in polymer or material science with your personal competencies, you will have a chance to contribute to sustainable system solutions for future challenges.

You will get the opportunity to discover BASF and the various career possibilities at a leading chemical company. In collaborating with BASF’s global R&D teams, together we will be able to develop your international experience and your competencies – key success factors for your future career. We provide priority hiring to candidates in the early stages of the NAO program for job openings in the Global BASF R&D platforms.

What we expect from you:

  • Hold a PhD degree in polymer chemistry or materials science (or be near completion of your degree)

  • Deep knowledge in macromolecular chemistry and physics, e.g. colloids, emulsion and solution polymerization, advanced thermoplastic materials

  • High motivation for research activities - you like to take initiatives and feel comfortable working in an international team

  • Creativity and innovation - you are able to identify opportunities or problems and to proactively make decisions

  • Excellent communication skills in English that will let you convince your project team and your partners