Industrial Position - Research Scientist Analytics - NMR Spectroscopy, at BASF (Germany)

BASF, one of the world's leading chemical companies, has an opening for a Research Scientist Analytics - NMR Spectroscopy (solution-state). It is a permanent position in one of our central analytics facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The facility is home to three solution-state NMR lab teams that work in close cooperation.


Responsibilities include (see link for details): heading a lab with several technicians and instruments, qualitative and quantitative NMR (including polymers), scientific consulting for researchers/developers/marketing/production, cooperation with internal and external analytical partners, continuous improvement (including pulse sequences, automatization, digitalization), fulfilling high EHS standards.


Qualifications include (see link for details): PhD in chemistry or a closely related field, profound experience in analytial chemistry, with a strong background in solution-state NMR, good knowledge of organic chemistry, ideally also polymer chemistry and life sciences, experience in IT-, hardware- and digitalization aspects of NMR, as well as customer orientation, communication skills, ability to work in a team, leadership.


While scientific reporting at BASF is preferably done in English, a fairly good command of the German language will be helpful when working at this site. In fact, the job posting is currently only available in German:


(In case the link does not work, search for "NMR" on the jobs section at, where you will also find other job opportunities.)


My colleagues are looking forward to receiving your application through the job portal.


We are located at BASF’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen/Germany. Ludwigshafen is a twin city with Mannheim, other cities close by are Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Darmstadt, Worms, and Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Frankfurt is less than 1h from here. The region is known e.g. for its chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive and construction industry, as well as for its beautiful surrounding, such as the Palatinate forest and the Odenwald forest, with its modest climate and popular vineyards.


With best regards,

Karsten Seidel


BASF SE, Registered Office: 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany

Registration Court: Amtsgericht Ludwigshafen, Registration No.: HRB 6000
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Juergen Hambrecht
Board of Executive Directors:
Martin Brudermueller, Chairman; Hans-Ulrich Engel, Vice Chairman;

Saori Dubourg, Sanjeev Gandhi, Michael Heinz, Markus Kamieth, Wayne T. Smith