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Pharmacists at BASF: The perfect formula for combining business with innovation.

What do you do as a pharmacist in the world’s leading chemical company? Together with colleagues from varied specialist areas, you will be able to tackle highly interesting world challenges and develop innovative solutions that will contribute to the success of our customers throughout the world.

At BASF, pharmacists are currently working in the most varied of areas, including Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Sales. Depending on your own talents and interest, you have the option to work in a technical or commercial capacity for your personal development. In this way you can optimize your career that can take you anywhere – anywhere in the company, and anywhere in the world.

There are many different ways of joining BASF as a graduated pharmacist: the classical way to join is in research & development as a research scientist or as an expert in applications technology. However there are equally exciting possibilities in regulatory affairs or perhaps you will strengthen our team in product management or sales, or marketing. We look forward to getting to know you.

After successfully completing your pharmaceutical education and exams, your knowledge and insight will help you start your career path. Communication and confidence are vital for operating successfully in the corporate environment. As BASF is a global company the ability to clearly communicate in English while leveraging intercultural orientation will enable you to partner with colleagues from around the world. Strong interest in formulations and process development enable new employees to try something new. Thus you will enjoy technical and scientific challenges, which you approach with goal orientation and creativity.


A direct start is possible after your studies in the areas of research & development, regulatory affairs, sales, or marketing. You will work within the business unit of Nutrition and Health.

There are a host of interesting activities awaiting you.

As a lab-team leader in research and development your focus could be:

  • work on a research project, e.g. development of new excipients
  • Development of innovative formulation technologies for active ingredients

As an expert in applications technology or in marketing:

  • Technical presentation of BASF products and pipeline technologies to customers
  • Business development and life cycle management for BASF products


Development is based off the individual interest and passion and provides a wide variety of options.  In addition to the classical starting possibilities in research, development, applications technology or regulatory affairs, there is a whole range of opportunities for pharmacists at BASF. For example in product management, sales, quality management, or innovation scouting. A scientific career as an expert is also possible.  You can discuss your next career steps together with your supervisor and human resources along with training initiatives offered to support your plans.