Scientist II - Molecular Biology

Employer
BASF
Location
San Diego County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 28, 2021
Closes
Jul 28, 2021
Ref
2284144262
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team-especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2021 as one of America's Best Large Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Scientist II - Molecular Biology & Expression Technology (2101790) - San Diego, CA
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a talented professional to support the R&D Molecular Biology team working on industrial enzyme discovery projects. In this role, you will work in a multidisciplinary environment, both independently and in a team setting. Your ability to design informative experiments of high scientific rigor will be essential to advance projects to the next stage. Key knowledge and experiences that are beneficial in this role include microbial culturing for selection/screening, genetic manipulation for enzyme expression, and automating laboratory workflows.
We expect you to be dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge while maintaining the highest level of laboratory safety for self and colleagues. This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your extensive laboratory experience with microbes beyond E. coli , such as Gram-positive bacteria, fungi, or yeasts, strain engineering or genetic manipulation, and with protein expression in bacterial, fungal, or yeast systems. Being highly self-motivated, you will also get to share your ability to work in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced environment (both independently and in a team setting), your excellent attention to detail, and time management skills.
Formula for Success
- Leveraging your education in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering, or Biochemistry, microbial culturing for phenotypic resolution, and high-throughput biology automation, you will contribute to discovery of new enzyme products.
- Your extensive experience with molecular biology techniques, including DNA cloning (PCR, primer design, plasmid assembly, cloning strain transformations, genotyping) and protein analysis (electrophoresis, in vitro assays, protein quantification) will enable you to execute business-driven enzyme development projects.
- Your ability to follow protocols and implement experimental design with minimal supervision will be essential as you optimize current protocols, develop more efficient assays, reduce time for data analysis and suggest ways to operate more safely in the lab and offices.
- Your scientific rigor, promptness and systematic experimental approaches will be highly appreciated by the team leaders who rely their project decisions on the data quality you produce.
- Successfully demonstrating your skills in collaboration and being a team-player, you will interface with various R&D departments when results and methods need to be communicated and transferred.
- Your strong organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written, will be important as you communicate clearly across the project teams for when results will be delivered.
- Your unwavering commitment to workplace safety will be evident as you demonstrate basic process safety knowledge received by completing required training of key safety critical areas of relevant processes and respective hazardous materials (hazard categories and related hazard potentials), as well as identify and assess risks in everyday operation.
- Successfully engaging across the organization, you will support and participate in process safety programs through participation in compliance audits, Capital Project Reviews, MOC, incident investigations and JHAs as needed.
- Accepting personal responsibility, you will act according to process safety regulations and company directives and actively participate in the continuous improvement process to include providing feedback on process safety training and identifying new hazards.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you-the whole you-in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Job: REDE - Research & Development
Organization: RB/WS-Molecular / Cell Biology-63027032
Title: Scientist II - Molecular Biology
Location: CA-San Diego
Requisition ID: 2101790

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