13 Apr, 2022

Engineer, Research & Development

  • BASF
  • Shanghai, China
Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

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 www.basf.com/cn/en.




Conducts product development work in the laboratory and supports the PD Managers to effectively run R&D projects that support the BASF innovation pipeline to meet the current and future PU foam system business needs for Asia-Pacific region.


Main Tasks:

  • Reports directly to the PD Manager 
  • Handles work packages in projects and topics under the guidance from the PD Manager 
  • Responsible for the lab development and machine validation in projects and topic, documentation & result analysis and short reports 
  • Supports the project manager for pilot and customer trials and upscaling if necessary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Designs the work plan under the guidance from the PD Manager
  • Actively gains understanding of the BASF innovation process and participate in the ideation/opportunity finding process under the guidance of the PD Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Builds knowledge of the lab equipment, techniques and evaluation methods and shares with the relevant partners 
  • Actively builds and maintains the technical know-how in the assigned working area, current product development and IP status
  • Builds contacts with other technical functions like other PD units, related technical service and research through active exchange   
  • Responsible for ensuring the occupational, health and environment safety in the assigned working area in compliance with BASF and local country regulations under the supervision of the PD Manager
  • Reviews the working instructions, maintenance procedures and operation related risks regularly and initiates necessary measures under the supervision of the PD Manager
  • Compliance with the cost regulations and strong alignment with the PD Manager



  • Education: Bachelor with 2-4 years or Master with 0-2 years’ experience
  • Technical & Professional Knowledge: Chemistry or related fields, Presentation, IT skills, Scientific literature
  • Good written and spoken English; Chinese/German is a definite plus



BASF Asia-Pacific Service Center is based in Malaysia, we may reach you via Malaysia phone number.

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