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Company: BASF
Location: Morrisville, NC
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals. 

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise. 

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as a 2020 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! 

Scientist – Entomologist (2001492) – Morrisville, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens 

The primary responsibility of this role is to screen samples for insecticidal activity and develop and improve insect assays in a highly automated and digitalized lab. The incumbent will perform and analyze in plate and in planta bioassays on economically important agricultural insect pests with the goal of discovering and characterizing insecticidal activities from different sources. The position produces critical data that support ongoing research as well as product development.


Formula for Success  

  • Bachelor level in biology, entomology, or related fields with 6+ years of relevant experience in academic or industrial laboratory environment or Master level with 3+ years of relevant experience in academic or industrial laboratory environment

  • Experience with major insect pests of key agricultural crops (corn, soybean, cotton, etc)

  • Prepare comprehensive reports

  • Manage and implement automation solutions

  • Manage confidentiality of competitive know-how

  • Follow all QHSE, Biosafety, and USDA/APHIS/PPQ requirements

  • Experience with protein-based bioassays

  • Ability to develop and improve assays

  • Experience running and maintaining a lab

  • Train and/or supervise others

  • Design, implement and analyze experiments

  • Basic knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology

  • High attention to details

  • Must have solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Creative and flexible thinking

  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills

  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please visit: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division


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. 





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