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Research Chemist

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: USA: Kingwood, TX, US, 77339

Company: CPChem

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Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) is seeking a Research Chemist to join our team at the Research and Technology organization located in Kingwood, Texas. 


  • Design and conduct analytical testing in support of CPChem business lines and production facilities to ensure that accurate and timely analytical results are provided.
  • Leverage internal group expertise in Analytical Sciences to address customer needs by working in a collaborative manner across the organization.
  • Document and communicate research with internal/external reports and/or presentations.
  • Plan and conduct experimental programs to expand analytical capabilities and methods to add value to CPChem business interests.
  • Utilize knowledge of the industry and analytical sciences to assist in addressing unmet needs.
  • Represent CPChem interests in attending professional society meetings and make contributions in area of expertise.
  • Provide analytical support for CPChem global polyethylene production facilities.
  • Provide analytical support for polymer characterization and customer complaints of polyolefins.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry with 7 years of applicable experience OR Master’s in Chemistry with 12 years of applicable experience
  • Must have clearly demonstrated the ability to develop and lead independent research projects
  • Demonstrated background in analytical method development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact well with others and work in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must be highly motivated and be a self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks concurrently. 
  • Must be detail oriented and able to complete work with a high degree of accuracy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience of technical service support
  • Knowledge of polymer films, gels, troubleshooting
  • Experience with DSC, FTIR, Raman analyses and microscopy studies
  • Experience with method development


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Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 09/30/2022

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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