13 Apr, 2022

Assistant 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.




Conduct experimental research work in Polyurethane chemistry under the guidance of research scientist. Support the innovation process and scientific work in finding technical solutions for Polyurethane formulation research.


Main Tasks:

  • Under general supervision of lab team leader perform routine scientific research tasks mostly using standard techniques, procedures and equipment
  • Analyze and document results, prepare technical reports, examinations and summaries
  • Proactively adapt and optimize methods, procedures and workflow
  • Comply with regulations concerning safety, health and environment and perform general lab assignments (e.g. raw material inventory review, lab housekeeping) as assigned
  • Contribute to technical solution finding process within the scope of existing technologies and procedures, Gain and maintain familiarity with relevant current scientific literature


  • Education: Master or Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, materials science & engineering, polymer science & engineering. Preferably with Organic chemistry background with synthesis experience in chemical lab.
  • Working Experience: At least 2 - 3 years of experience in conducting scientific experiments in lab (including study period); good technical knowledge on polymer chemistry; experience in Polyurethane chemistry would be plus.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills, good English communication (reading, writing, and speaking) and strong hands-on ability
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point)


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

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