Research Scientist Polymer Reaction Engineering (m/f/d)



We are a leading global Research and Development organisation with over 3000 employees working in the field of material and analytical science, chemical synthesis, process development, bioscience, catalysis and digitalization. With our creative and diverse teams as well as our cutting-edge research, we help to make our customers more successful and drive the sustainability transformation.


The Materials Reaction Engineering team is an integral component of the largest R&D community in the chemical industry and has expertise in model-based development and optimization of polymeric materials and associated production processes. As a research scientist you work in interdisciplinary teams with the following tasks:

  • Within the scope of the innovation process, you initiate, handle and manage research as well as development projects in the field of polymer reaction engineering.
  • You develop, parametrize, and validate first-principles models and apply these to accelerate the development, improvement and scale-up of polymeric materials and/or polymerization process.
  • To achieve the challenging project goals, you work together with colleagues from product and process development, digitalization, as well as business units in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Contact with operational units, research groups and universities worldwide will complete your network.


  • PhD in process engineering, chemical engineering or technical chemistry with above-average marks, or several years of comparable professional experience
  • practical experience in modeling and simulation of complex chemical processes using Predici, Aspen or similar software
  • passion for innovation with in-depth knowledge of polymer reaction engineering and thermodynamics
  • coding skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, C) and genuine interest for digitalization and computer science
  • a targeted, clear communication style to convey even complex matters in an understandable manner in German as well as in English


  • Inspiring networks for the development and implementation of your ideas (e.g. Women in Business)
  • Career paths as professional development to other positions in the company (including job rotation)
  • Support with childcare (e.g. company daycare, holiday programmes)
  • Fitness and health studio, medical care center with numerous offers for your health
  • Deutschlandticket as a discounted job ticket, job bike, availability of e-charging stations for private vehicles


Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to: Julia Meichsner, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58575


First information about our application process can be found here: http://on.basf.com/applicationprocess.


BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world’s major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at http://on.basf.com/BASFSE_LU

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

At BASF, the chemistry is right. Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us – in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents. Please upload the documents, summarized in a PDF if possible.

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