Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Job Role Summary
ExxonMobil Chemical Company is seeking candidates for a Research Scientist in the Product Fundamentals Group located in Baytown, Texas. The successful candidate for this position will become part of the Product Fundamentals Department (PFD) within the company's core research organization. PFD is a global team pursuing fundamental research of polymeric materials and supported by state of the art characterization capabilities around the world. Successful candidate will be expected to maintain high safety and research standards through application of structure-property relationships, analytical skills, knowledge of materials, and fluency in polymer physics concepts. He or she will also be expected to foster team collaboration with synthetic chemists and analytical scientists.
Polymer processing and finishing capabilities
Structure-property relationships for commodity polymer products
DoE to enable future product design
Advanced characterization capabilities and / or mechanical testing to advance knowledge and drive project decisions
Collaborate in global and cross-disciplinary research to develop new and extend existing capabilities to maintain technical leadership
Identify and acquire capital equipment/technology required to scale-up products from laboratory/pilot scale to commercial applications
Invent, patent, present, and publish when appropriate
Ph.D. in polymer physics, materials science, chemical engineering or chemistry
Demonstrated ability to conduct creative research (independently as well as collaboratively)
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
Creativity in forming and testing critical hypotheses to assist in new polymer materials development
Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Experience in process oriented concepts-
Morphology-property relationships of semi-crystalline polymers
Mechanics (e.g. fracture mechanics and failure analysis)
Rheology-processing-property behavior and relationships of semi-crystalline polymers
Experience in polymer physics concepts, both experimental and theoretical, including -
Relationship between polymer microstructure and dynamic behavior
Thermodynamics of polymeric systems
Rheological behavior of semi-crystalline and elastomeric materials
Crystallization behavior of semi-crystalline polymers
Strong background in Materials Science and Engineering and/or polymer physics (experimental/theoretical)
Hands on experience with polymer processing equipment (e.g. blown film and extrusion processing)
Understanding of polymer synthesis methods and analytical characterization techniques
Experience in advanced characterization techniques, such as thermal analysis, rheology, scattering and microscopy methods
ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Website : http://www.exxonmobil.com/
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. We hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and gas resources. We are the world’s largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks among the world’s largest. We apply science and innovation to find better, safer and cleaner ways to deliver the energy the world needs.