Chevron Corporation Research & Development Scientist in Richmond, California
Chevron is accepting online applications for Research & Development Scientist position through October 10th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (CST) .
The Research Scientist conceives and directs independent research projects related to catalyst synthesis technology & testing with a focus on porous materials in the areas of hydroprocessing and energy transition areas such as hydrogen production and carbon capture, sequestration, and utilization. This includes interaction with business units through consultation and technical service.
The R&D Scientist position is in the Catalytic Materials Synthesis & Evaluation Team within the Catalysis, Separations and Reactor Science Department which is part of the Downstream Technology and Service function of Chevron's Technical Center (CTC). This position is located at Chevron’s Richmond Technology Center (RTC) in Richmond, CA.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
Design, planning, and execution of R&D projects for the development of new materials with focus on porous structures, such a zeolites
Use of molecular modeling tools to find and target new structures and follow up with experimental plan to create structure/synthesis relationships
Close collaboration with testing labs on-site to analyze/characterize synthesized materials and test for catalytic activity
Management of Intellectual Property (IP) connected to new material discovery and communication of through outside publications and presentations at conferences
Work on scale-up of promising new materials
Assessment/Identification of material needs and gaps with definition of project opportunities and business cases for new material development
Communication of R&D work/results in reports and presentations to team/department
Responsibility for safe work practices and adherence to tenets of operation
Efficient work in multifunctional team environment and interaction with external collaborators
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
5+ years of experience in the field of catalytic materials synthesis, characterization, and testing
Strong background in the field of porous materials with focus on zeolites and extensive hands-on experience working in a wet lab
Strong background in molecular modelling with record of ability to connect modeling with experimental work
Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in multi-cultural environment
Strong commitment to safety
Able to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously
Experience in structure resolution, XRD analysis
Experience in catalytic testing, interpretation of catalytic test results and development of structure/activity relationships
Experience in use of machine learning / AI / data science for materials synthesis
Relocation may considered.
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.
Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position
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