Researcher Plant Genome Engineering



Come join us on our journey to create innovative solutions for sustainable agriculture.

Within BASF Seed and Traits R&D, genome engineering refers to generation of genetically modified plants. The Plant Genome Engineering group in Trait Research combines state-of-the-art genetic engineering, genome editing, tissue culture and transformation expertise, as well as are highly experienced in workflow-based operational organization aimed at minimal cost and timelines while ensuring required quality. Plant Genome Engineering is embedded in a research department that focuses on trait discovery, engineering and evaluation. For the Plant Genome Engineering group in our R&D Innovation Center in Ghent (Belgium) we are looking for a pragmatic, enthusiastic and inspiring Researcher.

LOCATION
Ghent
COMPANY BASF
Innovation Center Gent
CONTRACT TYPE
Permanent
WORKING HOURS
Full-time

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What you can expect:

  • In this role you will be part of our Plant Genome Engineering group and support delivering on R&D projects at a competitive cost, speed and quality.
  • Together with colleagues, you will be highly involved in technology development and platform innovation as well as in workflow-based operations. 
  • You will independently design and implement novel experimental approaches in research projects related to genetic engineering, genome editing, tissue culture and transformation.
  • You will coordinate experiments in consultation with the Plant Genome Engineering leadership to achieve critical milestones for assigned tasks within the assigned research projects.
  • You will independently interpret, analyze and report with appropriate level of detail the outcomes of experimental approaches and ensure data integrity. 
  • You will propose and implement workflow improvements.
  • You will report on progress of experimental approaches to the Program Leader or delegate in a timely and explicit manner towards milestones. 
  • You will act as a role model with respect to ensuring compliance with the relevant company standards (Quality, Health, Safety, Environment, Biosafety, Stewardship,…).

Who you are:

  • You have a Master degree Life Sciences (or equivalent through experience) with a minimum of 5 years lab experience in relevant aspects of genetic engineering, genome editing, tissue culture and transformation.
  • In your field of expertise, you are able to keep abreast of new developments, and convert these into technical innovation plans and expertise innovation strategy contributions.
  • You can advise on research project strategy by providing technical and literature based input.
  • You are known for your pragmatism, hands-on mentality and coaching skills.
  • You have experience in experiment planning and prioritization.
  • You have an innovative and digital mindset in process/efficiency improvement.
  • You have strong networking skills and you are able to interact and cooperate with stakeholders on different levels in an organization.
  • You have strong communication and presentation skills.
  • You have advanced computer skills and affinity for specialized software and databases.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, both orally as well as in writing.

BENEFITS

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

WHAT WE GIVE YOU

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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