Become a member of a young and international team of scientists
with expertise in chemistry, material science, microbiology and
biochemistry, collaborating with academic cooperation partners and
stakeholders across the globe.
o You will screen and adapt existing methods and develop new
techniques to assess the biodegradability of plastics,
microplastics and polymers in different end of life scenarios.
o You will assess biodegradability by linking material and
environmental properties, microbial communities and enzymes
involved in the biodegradation process to elucidate mechanisms.
o You will investigate metabolites and degradation products of
different materials together with experts at the BASF analytical department.
o Hereby, you will use automation and digitalization processes to
further increase research efficiency.
o You will publish the results of state-of-the-art research in high
impact, peer-reviewed journals and contribute to the development
of international standards on plastic biodegradation.
o PhD in environmental chemistry, ecology, material science,
analytical chemistry, microbiology or biochemistry
o preferably, previous experience on biodegradable materials,
biodegradation testing method or microplastic
o experience with bioinformatics or have collaborated with members
of bioinformatics teams on your past projects are desireable
o praxis in using and applying data management software,
databases and related programming skills
o a creative and motivated team player with strong communication
and presentation skills in English
o From day one you will be part of the BASF family.
o You will get involved in challenging fields of activity and have the opportunity to work on exciting projects in an interdisciplinary environment.
o Depending on the location of the respective group company you will get to know BASF and participate in various workshops and guided tours.
o In this way you will make numerous interesting experiences and get a deep insight into the world's leading chemical company. Information
regarding internships: on.basf.com/internship
Do you have questions regarding the application process or position? Mrs. Khand Thräner (Talent Acquisition) Tel.-Nr.: +49 (0)30 2005 59929
Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.