– Ph.D. Chemistry Program Professional Development Program (PDP)

Professional Development Program (PDP) – Ph.D. Chemistry Program
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE,
Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of
$13 billion in 2009. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, or to sign up to receive
news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.com/usa.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from
chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a
reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more
successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding
answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF
posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of
the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
The PDP recruits highly motivated, mobile-minded, recent college graduates to join BASF Corporation.
Participants are provided focused opportunities to develop their professional skills and integrate them into
the BASF culture. Through a series of real-world rotational assignments at different sites throughout the
United States, participants will explore career options and develop technical and professional decisionmaking skills, while fulfilling specific business needs. Participants will also have the opportunity to assess
their capabilities, skills and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF’s culture and values. Participation
in the PDP requires participants to focus their expertise on significant challenging opportunities in a fastpaced global environment.
Program Summary
Basic Qualifications
Two, nine-month assignments provide
exposure to various technologies and
career opportunities throughout BASF,
while promoting the development of
technical and professional decisionmaking skills and fulfilling specific
business needs.
Assignments can be located at many of
BASF sites located across North
PhD degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry,
or Chemical Engineering
Willingness to relocate
Strong communication skills
Authorization to work in the US without
Must be graduating in 2010-2011 with a
PhD degree or completing a 1st or 2nd
year Post-Doc position
Desired Characteristics
What can the Ph.D. Chemistry/ Chemical
Engineer program PDP do for you?
Develop technical expertise, network at
senior levels throughout BASF and
explore possible career tracks within the
Enhance career development and
deliver value to BASF through the
planned and designed assignments.
Placement at the conclusion of the
program leads to opportunities in
research, development, applications in
the following: materials, organic
chemical, polymer, agro-chemical,
biotechnology, ecology, and quality
improvement, production/process
support, innovation, and technical
business functions
International perspective or experience
Second language desirable
Team orientation
Self-starter or demonstrated decision
making ability
How do you apply?
Please submit a resume through your career
services office as well as the BASF website
using these instructions:
Visit www.basf.com/careers
Search Job Openings
Reference Job Number: 1000886
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