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Bioprocess Development Team Leader-Second Shift – San Diego, CA

BASF’s Bioscience division prides itself as a unique and innovative piece of the global BASF enterprise. With over 150 years of history, BASF has proven to be a thought-leader and visionary moving forward to create chemistry for a sustainable future. The Enzymes team, located predominately in San Diego, has an environment and culture that puts employees first, allowing for personal flexibility and offers a benefits program that is robust and rewarding. Couple that with the organizations reputation of continued global growth, and the full total rewards as a BASF employee are hard to be matched. Our research focus is simply stated: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. As a global organization, our employees have a world of opportunity at their fingertips- literally. The pillars of success for BASF Bioscience are as follows:
  • Connecting people and their passion for bioscience with a structured, engaged, and empowered team while allowing for them to find the work life balance needed to connect with loved ones at home and outside of work priorities/activities. Find yourself in the career you’ve dreamed of with the balance you require.
  • Engaging employees to build a high-performance culture that will drive long-term success for themselves and the company, with an open door to many business units and locations around the world. We offer global development opportunities, as well as, encourage relationship building across the organization.
  • Caring about one another, our customers and stakeholders, and our communities and environment. As part of the BASF Bioscience team, it is our duty to ensure we are driving thoughtful and meaningful innovations for the future. In fact, it stretches beyond our duty…it’s our passion.
  • Putting lifelong learning first by offering a wide range of career development opportunities. This will not be like working at your typical R&D or biotech company. We offer numerous training and development courses, tuition reimbursement, and endorsements for our employees to heighten their career aspirations.
Bioprocess Development (BPD) Team Leader-Second Shift (1803761) – San Diego, CA Where the Chemistry Happens We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for developing, planning, and executing fermentation and recovery schemes, and assisting in the technology transfer to commercial scale. You will supervise Process Development Associates and provide technical leadership as part of a cross-functional team which includes EH&S, Research, Regulatory, Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams. In addition, you will be the voice and champion of industrial enzyme bioprocess execution in the pilot plant and will be instrumental in sharing the goals and intended purpose of experiments to the Process Development Associates. This position is currently hiring for second shift (M-F 2:00pm- 11:00pm PST) within the BASF Enzymes Pilot Plant; a 24/7 facility. Formula for Success
  • Leveraging your educational background in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline; you will use your professional experience in laboratory research in microbial fermentation and/or downstream processing in a manufacturing environment. You will demonstrate experience working in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced environment, both independently and in a team setting.
  • Commitment to 100% compliance with and demonstrated leadership of EH&S policies and procedures as well as supervision of associates including training, coaching, and developing a high-performance team.
  • Your working knowledge will provide hands-on development and optimization of fermentation and downstream processes using 40L and 500L fermenters and membrane separations, filtration, and centrifugation. You will collaborate with fermentation and formulation scientists and R&D researchers to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and participate in cross-functional projects.
  • Your ability to work independently and display solid judgement to make decisions with minimal on-site assistance is critical to the team’s success.
  • Driving strategic decisions and present technical reports, data summaries, protocols, and other technical and regulatory documentation and utilizing this data to target the most effective improvement opportunities.
  • Your solid attention to detail will be critical as you prepare operational SOPs and train team members on them as well as perform planning, executing, analysis, and documentation of process experiments; present technical reports, data summaries, protocols, and other technical and regulatory documentation.
  • Your ability to coach and develop team members to reach their full potential and support of development assignments and movement of talent across units as well as motivate and challenge will drive high performance.
As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable. Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.