We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as a 2020 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Biometrician (2001723) – Research Triangle Park, NC
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are looking for a Biometrician who will provide biometrics support to the soybean breeding programs globally. This includes breeders in the United States and Brazil. In this role, you will support the design, planning, optimization and analysis of commercial soybean breeding. You will also contribute to the development, implementation and operational use of molecular breeding processes by performing data analysis tasks and developing analysis tools with limited supervision.
Formula for Success
Field trial design support for all breeding stations. Multi-environment field trial data analysis for all soybean breeding programs for all important traits. Assist in the development of genomic selection models and providing predictions for breeding decisions. Contribute to the development of new algorithms for prediction. Train and support breeders in experimental design and data analysis activities. Contribute to building the internal critical mass on molecular breeding and quantitative genetics. Work closely with soybean breeders, head of soybean breeding, head of soybean discovery breeding, soybean manager, and head of Biometrics. Interacting with Breeding and other members of the Crop Genetics and Biometrics team to develop and implement methods to support breeding decisions for soybean. Interact with IT and informatics support groups. Self-motivating individual with excellent interpersonal skills: collaborative, cultivates innovation, problem solver, curious. Ph.D. degree in statistics or quantitative genetics, or Master degree with minimum 3-5 years of experience in applied statistics in plant breeding. Strong mixed modelling skills with experience with asreml. Excellent knowledge of plant breeding with practical work experience. Expertise in statistical software (e.g., R, Bayesian computing). Creative and innovative mindset. Good reporting and communication. Ability to work in a multicultural environment. Team player with strong interpersonal communication skills For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please visit: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.