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Research Chemist


Posted: 4/2/2019
Job Reference #: 642277

Job Description

Position Title
Research Chemist

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Functional Work Area
Research & Development

Job Purpose & Responsibilities
In collaboration with internal stakeholders, directly participates in base chemicals research and development activities supporting the discovery of proprietary catalysts, processes, products, and platform technologies to attain our longer-term strategic business objectives.

  • Independently executes a smaller scale project or a well-defined part of a larger project with clear short-term deliverables.
  • Constructs testing apparatus
  • Generates, organizes and analyzes data.
  • Synthesize/characterize catalyts and/or carry out experiments to gauge catalytic performance.
  • Consistently performs work in accordance with safety guidelines and assigned time constraints.
  • Maintains focus on business goals and understands personal impact on achieving project goals.

Minimum Qualifications:
BS or MS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline.

Minimum Experience:
For BS, minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Industrial experience in chemical laboratory and/or pilot scale pressurized processes preferred.

Job Specific Skills:
Demonstrated ability to build units, carry out lab experiments, analyze data and summarize results; knowledge of synthesis, characterization, and testing of catalysts used in base chemical transformations

Strong communication skills; Basic project management skills; Exemplifies SABIC values; Able to meet deadline and communicate status appropriately.

Eligibility Requirements:
• You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.
• You must be 18 years or older
• You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
• You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
• You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

United States of America

Sugar Land

Texas (TX)


We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. We’re committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. We’ve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.