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Innovation for crop protection


Ensuring better harvests worldwide as an agronomist at BASF.

As a reliable partner for agriculture BASF delivers tried and tested innovative solutions for crop protection. Our products and services help farmers to significantly improve the profitability and quality of their products.

We therefore offer agronomists exciting tasks in research, development, and registration as well as in sales and marketing. Our goals require new solutions that cover the global demand for more and better food and feed and combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. We want the best results, and you, as an agricultural scientist, will be given a lot of responsibility from the very start at BASF.

For agricultural science graduates there are different possibilities for becoming part of the BASF team. Via the classic route of direct entry, you can start as a lab-team leader, a team leader in the greenhouse or in trial stations. As an alternative we offer you the certified "START IN" agriculture trainee program for crop protection, for example in sales and marketing. You can find more information under "Start In".

Send us your unsolicited application or apply for one of our open positions.

As an agriculture student focusing on crop protection, you have successfully completed your studies with a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD. You communicate fluently, also in English, like to work in an interdisciplinary environment and know how to lead a team to achieve the best results. You see travel as an opportunity to further expand your linguistic and intercultural skills. You are open to new things and enjoy technical and scientific challenges, which you approach purposefully and solve with using your innovative mindset.

You can join us directly in the business unit of Crop Protection. Here, we are looking for ways to cover the growing demand for increased agricultural productivity and healthy food for people and animals as a partner to farmers. Our focus is on product innovations, strategies, and solutions for crop protection.

Bachelor's, Master's or PhD graduates can start in research, greenhouses or trial stations. Your mentors as well as individual training courses will make your entry easy for you.

Training is usually on the job in a committed, competent team and involves demanding tasks with a high level of responsibility. This includes, in addition to scientific work on a specific project, working with inter-disciplinary and often inter-cultural teams.

We offer attractive framework conditions and excellent development opportunities. In addition to scientific work areas, there are also numerous other development options, e.g. in sales, marketing, strategy, toxicology, eco-toxicology, registration, product safety, or patents. A scientific career as a specialist is also possible. Life-long learning and training measures are available to support you in your career.