BASF Plant Science position announcement

Dauna L Bartley bartledl at basf-corp.com
Tue Aug 19 08:34:08 EST 2003


Research Associates, Plant Metabolic Engineering

Throughout  the 20th century, BASF has played a leading role in agriculture
and  nutrition.   BASF  Plant  Science  (BPS)  was  founded  in 1998 and is
represented   at   seven  sites  in  four  countries.   This  international
technology  network  brings  internal  and  external  expertise together to
achieve  rapid  success in plant biotechnology.  With this know-how, BPS is
especially well equipped to be a leader in plant biotechnology, discovering
and  commercializing  innovative  products to help keep the world's growing
population well fed in the 21st century.

BASF Corporation is a Fortune 100 chemical company dedicated to making
products that make our customers' products better.  At BASF, we make
careers better, too.

Position Summary:

BASF Plant Science LLC, aiming to develop high yield and value added crops,
has Research Associate positions immediately available at the Ames, IA
facility.

In this position, you will conduct research in plant metabolic engineering
to improve yield and nutrition in cereal crops.  You will support the
research team with all lab activities including design and implementation
of research experiments.

Required Skills and Education:

The candidate must have B.S. with M.S. preferred in molecular biology,
biochemistry or plant biology. The candidate must have hands-on experience
in a wide range of molecular and biochemical techniques, ie. cDNA library
construction, gene cloning, DNA and RNA isolation and characterization,
enzyme mutagenesis and characterization.  Knowledge of DNA microarray and
bioinformatics is desirable.  Experience working with others in small
teams, as well as an ability to work independently, is desired.

We offer compensation and benefits that reflect our leadership position.
For consideration, e-mail your resume in scannable format with cover letter
and letters of recommendation to Jobs at basf.com, Attn: BMZ6175. No search
firms. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about careers at BASF Corporation visit our web site
at http://www.basf.com/careers.



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