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Senior Chemist, Product Development



Shanghai, China
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Objectives of the Position:
• Advanced know-how in pigment dispersion/qualification for automotive coatings for water borne and solvent borne technologies.
• Drives pigment dispersion/qualification activities and promote know-how exchange and collaboration within the Coatings Business Unit.
• In depth knowledge of coating formulations, coating additives, solvents, paste grinding process, pigment and color science.
• Deep understanding of coating test methods and customer specification (incl. ASTM, DIN and GB standard) for basecoat technology
• Advanced knowledge and experience in pneumatic application and electrostatic application
• Exercise a high level of good housekeeping and Health and Safety Awareness within the Lab and ensure others to do the same.

Main Tasks
• Drive advanced activities on pigment dispersion and evaluation according to standard SOP/customer requirements.
• Co-work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure successful of new pigment and paste usage.
• Instruct paste upscale to ensure technology transfer from lab phase to production phase.
• Communicate with raw material suppliers for screening / introducing new raw materials.
• Promotes know-how exchange and collaboration within Global pigment committee to build up pigment qualification competence.
• Promote know-how exchange and collaboration within Coatings Business Unit.
• Implement and maintain BASF global EHS norms
• Guides and provides required training for the work of one or more chemists or technicians and supervises visiting students or scientists on temporary assignments.
• Writes comprehensive reports and evaluations on data obtained from experimentation and orally present observations, conclusions and recommendations to persons in areas of the company’s interests.
• Proactively assist activities for Digitech or Digitalization with advanced understanding.
• Work on toolbox management activities and contribute to lean toolbox.

Minimum Education and Qualification Required for the Position:
• Education: Bachelor / Master or Ph.D in technology, preferably, Chemistry/Polymer/Engineering materials, ideally, pigment preparation experience is preferred.
• Fundamentally, know-how on particles stabilization in water borne formulations.
• Be a proactive team player, show initiative and creativity.
• Fluent English (reading, writing and presenting)

Please always be alert for any possible recruitment fraud! Please note that BASF will not, under any circumstances, charge the candidate any fee in any form.