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china Associate Scientist, Polymer Engineering

  • Location
    (CHINA) and Zhanjiang
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Engineering / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With large production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, as well as a global and regional research and development hub in Shanghai, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry. BASF posted sales of approximately €8.5 billion in 2020 to customers in Greater China and employed 8,948 people as of the end of the year. For further information, please visit

BASF is currently building a new Verbund site in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. Announced in July 2018 and officially commenced in November 2019, BASF Guangdong Verbund site project would be BASF’s largest investment with up to US$10 billion upon completion and would be operated under the sole responsibility of BASF. The site would ultimately be the third-largest BASF site worldwide, and will be built into a role model for smart manufacturing and sustainable production by utilizing the latest digital technologies and applying the highest safety standards.


You will work as an expert in process research and development, focusing on polymer process engineering.

Main Tasks:

  • Be responsible for compliance to EHS rules in your area of activity. Initiates safety review for polymerization experiments and ensures compliance to according measures;
  • Provide technical support for business units in Asian Pacific region on polymer related process development and optimization, trouble-shooting, debottlenecking, etc including polycondensation, free-radical polymerization, ionic polymerization like alkoxylation;
  • Define, initiate and manage research projects to further develop the polymer product or production process. Your expertise and results will be applied to research and production;
  • Join the expert network within the BASF global R&D community, operational units, technologies, and scientific partners to maintain state of the art expertise as well as monitor new practices and market trends.


  • Education: Ph.D. in polymer engineering, polymer process engineering, polymer reaction engineering, chemical engineering, or related;
  • Working Experience: Fresh PhD;

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • In-depth knowledge on polymer engineering and process engineering, experience with reactions of polyether polyols, polyesters, polyurethanes, polyamides, polyolefins, emulsions is a plus;
  • Modeling and simulation experience on polymer reactions and processes with software like Aspen, Matlab is a strong plus;
  • Knowledge of chemical and process engineering like kinetics and thermodynamics is a plus.
  • English: Fluent;
  • Demonstrate a high level of creativity and personal initiative, work well in global teams.
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