Req Number: 17522BR
We are seeking a Carbon Fiber Development Expert to join the Oil & Gas Network Integrity Division (OGNID) at the Research and Development Center.
OGNID is responsible for providing Innovative solutions to enhance the reliability and improve the performance of the company’s operating assets, and to develop nonmetallic-based technologies to promote global utilization of polymer composite materials in other different sectors.
Your primary role will be to develop a new generation of composite materials focusing on carbon fibers and carbon fiber reinforced plastics. You should possess a strong technical competency to identify current technical challenges in this area, propose new research projects to tackle these challenges, and develop new synthetic methods and fabrication procedures for carbon fiber technology with enhanced performance and lower cost.
In addition, you will be develop and execute research programs with clear business plans and the financial analysis of new proposed technologies, and be aware of the economic implication of any scientific and technical aspects of the ongoing research programs.
As a successful candidate, you should hold a Ph.D. degree in materials science, polymers science or chemistry from a recognized and approved program. The preferred candidate should have postdoctoral experience or work experience in the carbon fiber domain.
You will have at least 15 years of industrial or academic experience, including at least 10 years of experience working on composite materials within an industrial context.
You must have a record of patents and/or publications in recognized international peer-reviewed journals, as well as noticeable experience in business planning, techno-economic evaluations, and outstanding communication skills in English.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Develop and implement new disruptive research programs to expand scientific knowledge of Saudi Aramco on nonmetallic, leading to faster new product and technology developments for the oil and gas industry and beyond.
Lead interdisciplinary teams to support ongoing Saudi Aramco transformational technology through development of carbon fibers and carbon fiber reinforced plastic-based technologies.