About CARA

Mission Statement

Teaming together with major universities on the West Coast, BASF has set up a multidisciplinary research institute with an emphasis on new inorganic materials and their applications, biosciences, and related technologies. CARA – California Research Alliance by BASF will bring together researchers from widely varied science and engineering disciplines at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and other UC campuses to work shoulder-to-shoulder with their BASF counterparts in order to make new materials with unprecedented precision to bring about a revolution in the functionality and performance of materials as well as develop methods and create influencing tools for tailoring the interaction between chemicals in biological systems.

About the Alliance

The center will operate under a “hub and spokes” model in which the research projects and activities are headquartered and coordinated from UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry as the hub. Selected research projects will also be carried out at Stanford University, UCLA, and other UC campuses. A master agreement regulates interactions between BASF and Berkeley, roles and responsibilities, IP and publications, and initiation of projects.

Positions Available

Scientists interested in joining CARA should submit an application directly with the professor of interest.

Scientists and others interesting joining BASF directly should apply via the BASF Careers website: https://www.basf.com/global/en/careers/jobs.html.