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2018USH - Polymer Scientist

Company name
Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Baytown, TX

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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.

Primary Functions

Use :

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

Job Requirements

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

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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.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation.
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Company Profile
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.

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