Nanowerk Job Board

nanoJOBS is Nanowerk's free job posting service
for nanotechnologies and related areas


nanoJOBS – Careers in Nanotechnology

Job Listing Details:

Please Note!
It is your responsibility to contact the employer to make sure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding this job listing. Nanowerk cannot and does not verify the authenticity or current status of any information posted in the nanoJOBs database.

Research Scientist
Employer: Aramco Services Company
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

Aramco Services operates three U.S.-based research centers to leverage scientific expertise and strengthen collaboration in providing solutions to Saudi Aramco research and technology challenges. The centers are part of a global network of research centers and closely align their goals with those of Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center and its Research and Development Center.

Job Description:

Basic Function

- Conducts and directs research and development programs requiring applications of advanced materials and nano-enabled technologies to the oil and gas industry. 

- Applies scientific and engineering expertise in advanced materials to solve complex technical challenges.  May review, coordinate, or direct the work performed by others.


Duties & Responsibilities

- Perform original basic and/or applied research in advanced inorganic and/or polymeric materials, including nanostructured materials, nanomaterial coatings, and nanocomposites; nanomaterial surface modification and characterization; and short and long-term technology development.

- Responsible for conducting research on nanomaterial applications for the energy industry, including nanomaterial synthesis, characterization of nanomaterials and nanointermediates with spectroscopic, thermal, microscopic, and rheological methods; writing and assessing proposals to expand into new nanomaterial research and technology areas; collaborating with ASC scientists and collaborators on new and existing programs; presenting results to staff, management, and the scientific community; and protecting intellectual property.

- Assist in designing new installations or modifications to existing facilities, evaluating and selecting capital equipment.

- Apply and reinforce all safety policies in the workplace.


Education and Experience

- PhD. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related field.  In-depth knowledge of advanced materials and/or nanomaterials for energy technologies a plus.

- 5+ years hands-on experience in several relevant technical areas, including nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, including nanoscale materials, nanotubes, composites, inks, or surfaces; polymer chemistry and characterization; inorganic chemistry and characterization; nanocomposite formulation and characterization.

- Highly interactive interpersonal skills for effective communication with project team members, various staff (including engineers, scientists, technicians, clients, vendors, etc), and the scientific community.

- Desire to expand or develop new applied research and product development programs in nanotechnology and energy.

- Demonstrated success in proposal writing

- Experience in supervising and directing the technical contributions of others.

- Strong verbal and written communication skills including a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and the ability to create and successfully implement experimental test plans.

- Demonstrated ability to work equally well independently and as part of a larger team.

- Self-motivation and strong attention to detail to efficiently complete tasks outlined in experimental test plans on schedule and within budget.

- Creative ability to solve problems that arise without compromising data quality.

- Ability to prioritize responsibilities and handle multiple duties/projects simultaneously.



Job Application:

Click here to apply:

Date Posted: January 16, 2014