Environmental Scientist


Clinton, NJ, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI), located in Clinton, New Jersey, is accepting applications for an Environmental Scientist position in the Health and Environmental Sciences Division. EMBSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ExxonMobil Corporation, and has experts in human health, environmental sciences, and product stewardship positioned globally to provide integrated support to ExxonMobil businesses. Our mission is to understand, research, and develop health, environmental and product safety solutions for ExxonMobil and the communities we serve around the world.

Job Role Responsibilities

ExxonMobil Environmental Scientists evaluate the hazards and risks of chemical and petroleum products and operations. Our scientists are expected to proactively engage in the scientific community and advance methodologies needed to evaluate the next generation of ExxonMobil products, processes and regulatory needs. This position requires effective application of scientific skills in a fast paced business environment, as well as the capacity and initiative to learn contemporary risk assessment approaches and related disciplines. Candidates must be able to work independently and interact well with individuals with diverse backgrounds and scientific disciplines to achieve worldwide business objectives, ensuring compliance with corporate policies and international health and environmental regulations. Typical activities include environmental risk assessment of products and operations, review and critical analysis of literature data, design and monitoring of internal and external research programs, interaction with governmental / regulatory agencies, and participation in professional organizations and trade associations. EMBSI is committed to transparent communication of environmental health information and encourages presentation at technical conferences and publication in peer reviewed research journals. Additionally, EMBSI supports continuous learning to refresh knowledge of environmental science methods and identification of novel applications. This position requires extensive consultation and technical support to ExxonMobil affiliates worldwide and will require some domestic and international travel.  

Job Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in an Environmental Science-related field is required for the position
  • Must have broad training in environmental chemistry, fate and exposure assessment, and/or ecotoxicology
  • The candidate should be results driven with excellent leadership skills and a passion for advancing the discipline of Environmental Science
  • Research experience into the fate of petroleum hydrocarbons or similar substances in field and laboratory settings is preferred
  • A strong foundation in Environmental Chemistry (theory and practice) and environmental chemistry techniques, including but not limited to biomimetic extraction and two-dimensional gas chromatography is a priority
  • Application of environmental chemistry to development and application of computational tools (e.g., QSAR and environmental fate modeling) is desired
  • Responsible for developing and overseeing testing and research programs in both EMBSI’s own environmental fate and effects laboratory and with external partners
  • Previous experience with legislative and regulatory processes and/or work specifically relevant to petroleum or chemical products is especially helpful


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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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