13 Apr, 2022

Research Engineer (m/f/d)

  • BASF
  • Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

The Process Research and Chemical Engineering Division brings together a variety of competencies, including inorganic chemistry, organic synthesis, battery materials research, catalysis, process development and technology, as well as technical services for laboratories/technical centers. In interdisciplinary global teams, we develop innovative products, processes and technologies for a sustainable future and work with internal partners and customers.


In our Petrochemical Process Development research group, we are shaping the transformation from fossil petrochemicals to sustainable alternatives for the future. To this end, we develop processes without CO2 emissions, explore the use of biomass and waste streams as feedstocks, and optimize existing plants. The advertised position is therefore at a key position at the beginning of BASF's value chains.

  • As a Process Development Engineer you will work in interdisciplinary teams on innovative research topics in the field of synthesis gas, olefins, acrylic acid and other basic chemicals.
  • You will develop scenarios and strategies for the sustainable production of basic chemicals: CO2-free processes, hydrogen technology, bio-based production, or circular economy. You can find vivid examples under "About us".
  • In existing plants, you will be involved in concrete process optimizations that can be implemented quickly, such as new concepts for heat integration or capacity expansions.
  • You will drive projects forward independently and thus support the transfer of results from process simulation, laboratory and pilot plant to production.
  • In doing so, you will observe compliance with work, safety and environmental protection regulations.
  • With a great deal of commitment, you will build up a network with operational units from Research & Development, Engineering and Production and be available as a contact person.




  • Degree in process engineering, technical chemistry or chemical engineering, ideally with a PhD
  • strong interest in actively driving the transformation towards a sustainable chemical industry
  • confident communication skills in German and English for working in international teams
  • committed and independent way of working
  • ability to develop innovative solutions in a team
  • an eye for the big picture even while looking at details




  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.
  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.
  • International assignments where you will build networks and experience different cultures.
  • An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your individual performance.
  • This role can be performed either part-time or full-time



Want to learn more about CO2-free processes, hydrogen technology, bio-based production or circular economy? Then take a look here:

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Anne Wicke, anne.wicke@basf.com, Tel.:+49 30 2005-56410

First information about our application process can be found here: http://on.basf.com/applicationprocess.

BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world's major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at http://on.basf.com/BASFSE_LU

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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