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2021 North American Virtual Research Forum- 8/30 - 9/3


At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for over 150 years. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and systems solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve quality of life. We have summed up the contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. This is where you come in.

BASF invites Ph.D. students and academic postdoctoral researchers to apply for the North American Research Forum.  The Research Forum offers a unique opportunity for young scientists to gain insight into the chemical industry and learn about how to apply their physical, biosciences, or related data science postgraduate academic experience in R&D, technology, marketing or production. This year’s Forum will be held virtually from Monday, August 30th to Friday, September 3rd. The approximate time commitment will be 12:00pm-5:30pm EST daily Monday through Thursday and 11am-1pm EST Friday. We ask that participants make every effort to attend all sessions during the Forum. As representatives of their university and their working groups, the participants will exchange experience and ideas within the group and with BASF colleagues through presentations, discussions, virtual lab tours, a sustainability challenge, and numerous informal meetings and networking sessions. Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Basic Qualifications •   Working toward or possess a PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Science, Bioscience (with a focus on plant science, crop health, enzymes and related formulation and analysis), or related Data Science
•   Current graduate student at a North American University in your 3rd year or later or a first-year post doc at a North American University or Federal laboratory (at the time of the Forum, not application)
•   Not requiring sponsorship for work authorization currently or after completing PhD
People who know you should describe you as… ·   An open and collaborative scientific leader ·   An effective communicator and collaborator ·   Someone who drives innovation and sustainable solutions ·   Someone who embraces diversity Since we anticipate many more applications than available spots, a shortlist of candidates, selected based on professional qualification, leadership, relevance to BASF's research topics and diversity of the group, will be invited to participate in a brief one-way video interview to select the participants for the event.

If you would like to join other talented leaders for this event, please apply including a letter of recommendation from your advisor and an abstract of the PhD Thesis (max. 1 page) by Sunday, June 20, 2021Permanent work authorization in the US is a requirement to apply for this opportunity.