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Chemical and Patent Information Specialist


Clinton, NJ, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

The Information Research and Analysis unit of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, located in Annandale, NJ, has an opening for a Chemical and Patent Information Specialist.

Primary Job Functions

The Chemical and Patent Information Specialist will work with a team of Ph.D. scientists conducting comprehensive search and analysis of technical information in support of research, planning, business development, and intellectual property protection.  Expert searching using a variety of commercial online databases and information tools will be an important component of this work.  Projects will include state-of-the-art critical reviews, patent studies related to novelty, validity, and freedom of operation, and preparation of current-awareness surveys.


The Specialist will also serve as an integral member of the technical staff and will participate on research/intellectual property teams dealing with areas of chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer and materials science, and petroleum and petrochemical products and processes.  

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related science
  • Ability to learn and understand many diverse areas of science and technology
  • Effective analytical, presentation and communication skills 
  • Collaborative teamwork abilities
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Customer-service focus
  • Excellent attention to detail 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related science
  • 5+ years of experience in the use of professional patent information sources such as Derwent World Patents Index, EnCompass Literature and Patents, and Chemical Abstracts databases
  • Experience in the petroleum or petrochemical industry
  • Knowledge of patents and intellectual property


Alternate Location: United States : Clinton, New Jersey 

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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineering, Research

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