13 Apr, 2022

R&D Manager (m/f/d)

  • BASF
  • Frontonas, France
Chemical Engineer, Engineer, Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

Within start-up-like structures, we provide services to our customers in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods sectors in a dynamic market. The business is built on materials, system solutions, components and services in the 3D printing sector and we work closely with global research platforms as well as BASF application technicians and cooperate with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners.


In your function as R&D Manager you creatively and strategically source and develop new materials to support business needs. You will apply expertise in polymer science, organic chemistry, photochemistry and polymer technologies to develop and formulate photopolymer compositions for use in 3D printers. This position is located at our location in Frontonas / France and will work closely with our R&D teams in USA and Asia.

  • Identify the appropriate material properties which provide solutions for customer requirements while expanding our resin library.
  • Builds-upon and develops structure-property relationships between resin components and final properties of a fully polymerized and postprocessed polymeric material.
  • Represent R&D in the product development process - aiding to set project goals and achievements and responsible for R&D prioritization.
  • Bild strong cross-functional relationships with Product Management and Application Team.
  • Prepare R&D documentation and reporting by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information.
  • Working closely with Operation team to create robust products that can be manufactured consistently in appropriate cost and quality targets.




  • PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or other related fields
  • several years in a Leadership Role as well as project and professional work experience
  • experience developing materials for 3D printing, especially photopolymers
  • experienced in handling chemicals, research management, research planning & control and deep knowledge in processes in research/operational laboratories
  • profound knowledge of preparative chemistry is desirable as well as effective communication in English
  • team player, intercultural orientation, determination and a high level of innovation orientation
  • good communication skills in French and English - please submit all application documents in English




  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one
  • An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your individual performance



Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Tim Schneider, tim.schneider@basf.com

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, is a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH. It focuses on establishing and expanding the business under the Forward AM brand with advanced materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. To serve customers in the dynamic 3D printing market, BASF 3D Printing Solutions is organized into startup-like structures. It cooperates closely with the global research platforms and application technologies of various departments at BASF and with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners. For further information please visit: www.forward-am.com

At BASF, the chemistry is right. Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.

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