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Research Scientist

Location: 

Shanghai, 31, CN

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate within R&D worldwide multifunctional team in project design and execution, participate in Global Chemical Research programs, interface with ExxonMobil technology / marketing / manufacturing organizations
  • Coach / mentor to junior and temporary staff when appropriate to ensure effective performance management
  • Apply advanced polymer and materials science to create ideas and to propose development programs for innovation in the fields of polymer physics targeted at achieving competitive advantage, thereby contributing to strategic business development opportunities
  • Present and document research results, observe and evaluate scientific trends
  • Keep abreast of relevant competitive IP literature in order to direct own research and to develop a strategically aligned intellectual property portfolio in the field of polymer science and write appropriate invention reports
  • Develop strong contacts with academia and professional societies
  • Provide resolution of relevant non-routine technical problems

General Qualifications

  • Fully compliant with ExxonMobil Safety/Health/Environmental requirements
  • Strictly adhere to ExxonMobil Global Product Quality Management System
  • Responsible for proposing and writing reports, not only for internal use, but for eventual publication and/ or presentation at relevant conferences
  • Excellent communication skills as well as English in spoken and written form
  • Capable of independent laboratory work and apply scientific method
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural and team environment, strong organizational skills
  • Be prepared to travel globally and work across international boundaries
  • Fully support and participate in ExxonMobil Safety, Integrity, and Quality processes
  • Enthusiastic, team player, "can-do" attitude, flexible and willing to learn

 

Professional Skills / Requirements

  • Education –Ph.D. in Polymer Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Structure, Polymer Mechanics, Material Chemistry
  • Professional experience in one of the following areas is highly preferable:
  • Structure-property relationship of polyolefin science, especially catalyst design, polymerization process, post modification
  • Thermoplastic vulcanite (TPV) or Dynamically Vulcanized Alloys (DVA) involving the processing, curing and fundamental property understanding.
  • Structure-property relationship of butyl & rubber composites, including polymer synthesis, structure-performance modeling, additives, curing and compounding process.
  • Strong publication and patent records. Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as English in spoken and written form
  • Capable of independent laboratory work and scientific method, familiar with general characterization equipment.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural and team environment, strong organizational skills
  • Be prepared to travel globally and work across international boundaries
  • At least 8 years (10 years preferred) in technology or R&D team in polymer industry, depth knowledge and experience in fundamental research and product development.
  • Industrial technical program leadership experience. Ability to manage programs for success as well as collaborate with cross functional teams. 
  • Demonstrated examples of innovative problem solving and ideation.
  • Knowledge and experience in product commercialization. Demonstrated examples of linking scientific knowledge with commercial product resulting in value for the company.


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