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Computational Chemist / Physicist (m/f/d)

Digitalization is a key differentiator to position BASF as leading chemical company for our customers. We as Global Digital Services enable BASF´s digitalization. In agile teams, we develop innovative

Digitalization is a key differentiator to position BASF as leading chemical company for our customers. We as Global Digital Services enable BASF´s digitalization. In agile teams, we develop innovative digital solutions for BASF and its customers, create new exciting customer experiences and business growth, and drive efficiencies in processes. We provide IT that works and offer know-how and access to latest technologies in the areas of cloud computing, blockchain or big data.


We from Materials Molecular Modeling are part of the large R&D family within BASF. Our unit brings expertise in model-based development of materials and formulations. Together with our colleagues from formulation, polymer synthesis and biosciences we realize innovative solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.

You will be using your drive and expertise to address real-world challenges in interdisciplinary teams of motivated and experienced professionals.

Additionally, you will be establishing and maintaining collaborations with academic research groups, evaluating new approaches and exploring new application areas.

The project work will give you the opportunity to gain experience in project management within international teams.

You will be translating real world challenges of formulation and protein design into appropriate simulations (Dissipative Particle Dynamics, coarse grained, atomistic MD).

You will be parameterizing, validating, implementing, and interpreting simulations of complex mixtures.

In addition to particle simulations, you will be using machine learning to generate predictive models connecting structure and performance.


PhD in biochemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, computational biology, chemistry, physics or a related field with a strong background in molecular simulations; PostDoctoral experience in a relevant field

strong track record of research accomplishment demonstrated by impactful scientific publications in computational protein modeling and engineering

application-based experience with MD simulations, statistical thermodynamics as well as with molecular modeling of proteins, surfactants, polymers, and polyelectrolytes

experience with common software packages (e.g. Rosetta, MOE, Gromacs, NAMD, LAMMPS), machine learning libraries (e.g. PyTorch, Scikit, NumPy) as well as very good programming skills (Python)

understanding of polymer chemistry as well as basic knowledge of standard protein wet-lab methods is a plus

fluency in English is mandatory, knowledge in German is a plus


Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one. ABOUT US

First information about our application process can be found here:

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Laura Deland,, Tel.: +49 30 2005-58168

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