Mathematical Optimization Researcher


Annandale, NJ, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company’s Corporate Strategic Research (CSR) laboratory has an immediate opening for a full-time staff position in the area of mathematical optimization in our Data Analytics and Optimization Section. Our facilities are centrally located in scenic Annandale, New Jersey, approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of scientists performing breakthrough research for the Corporation, developing new scientific approaches and innovative solutions using state-of-the-art clusters and GPU machines.

Job Role Responsibilities


We are seeking a talented and creative individual to conduct fundamental research in mathematical optimization and decision science. As member of our team, the successful candidate will undertake research towards crafting novel solutions for large scale optimization challenges arising from a multitude of real problems involving supply-chain, market economics, manufacturing, physics, chemistry, and geology.

Job Requirements


  • The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering or a related scientific discipline

Expected Level of Proficiency


  • The candidate should have a strong theoretical and applied background in mathematical optimization with a proven track record in computation and algorithm development in deterministic and stochastic / robust optimization
  • Knowledge and experience in machine learning, parallel computing, and solving challenging engineering / science problems is a plus
  • The successful candidate will interact with research and business partners in various disciplines
  • Strong communications skills and ability to articulate sound research ideas to partners from different domains are critical
  • The candidate should be excited by opportunities to learn new skills and willing to grow into new technical areas


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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, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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