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Organic and Polymer Synthesis Specialist

Saudi Arabia
research & lab sciences

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1199284

Req Number: 16380BR

Position Description:
Saudi Aramco is seeking an Organic and Polymer Synthesis Specialist to work with our Chemicals Division of the Research and Development Center (R&DC).

The Chemicals Division started a new chemicals additives program to develop mainly oil field specialty chemicals such as gas hydrate inhibitors, corrosion and scale inhibitors, demulsifiers, and drag reducing agents.

Your primary role involves research activities such as synthesis of new functional organic compounds, low and high-molecular weight polymers, polymer structural modifications and characterizations using different methods that play a central role in product development. The formulation of the developed active ingredient and improving its performance will be necessary. In addition, laboratory scale up and finding alternative synthesis routes are important.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a doctorate in organic synthesis and polymer chemistry with a strong emphasis on synthetic chemistry and material characterization.

You should have at least 10 years of experience in academia or industry, preferably in the oil and gas sector. This includes having a strong understanding of the technical/fundamental drivers in the oil and gas business.

You will also have knowledge of organic/polymer synthesis, testing, and characterization and be proficient in computer skills such as Microsoft Office, chemdraw, statistical analysis, and chemplaner. You should have a proven record of previous research activities: books, articles, and patents.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform and demonstrate the following:

Develop new and efficient functional materials for various applications

Develop structure-property relationships for fundamental understanding

Work on product formulation and laboratory scale up

Present high-quality journal articles, patents, and technical reports

Characterize different materials using modern analytical techniques with high accuracy and reliability

Carry out collaborative research and discuss progress and findings with other team representatives

Supervise and provide technical leadership to a team of scientists and be responsible for their training and development.

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