Research Scientist - Polymers

Celle, Lower Saxony
24 Nov 2016
24 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time



Full time regular


Celle, Germany


To strengthen their elastomer R&D team, Baker Hughes currently has an opportunity for a chemist or materials scientist, with expertise in elastomer research and development, compound design, injection moulding processes and at least 2 year s of relevant industry experience.

The elastomer expert will be part of the Enterprise Materials Research Group located at the Baker Hughes Celle Technology Centre.

  • Materials analysis for product development and support, with emphasis on scientific understanding of structure-property relationships, failure analysis, design of manufacturing processes and reliability analysis .
  • Lead and conduct research projects that improve the understanding of property - field performance relations .
  • Define property requirements for new compound developments .
  • Collaboration with engineering and product development teams.
  • Lead and conduct laboratory examinations for failure analysis, quality control and process optimization .
  • Candidate should be comfortable working independently and in a team, delivering project presentations, and able to travel independently to vendors and universities .
  • Master's degree or PhD in Organic Chemistry or Material Sciences with a focus on polymers or elastomers, and a minimum of 2 y ea rs industry experience.
  • Understanding of polymer science, manufacturing processes, analytical characterizations and measurement techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience of compound design and polymer selection of typical polymers used in oil& gas, automotive, aerospace, marine or similar industries .
  • Good understanding of required analytical method s.
  • Good problem solving skills with a drive for results .
  • Good written and verbal skills in English and in German .
  • Ability to build peer relationships as well as work ing independently .
  • Must be action-oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus .
  • Familiarity with elastomers and thermoplastics , especially NBR, HNBR, FKM and PEEK.
  • Familiarity with processes used in polymer manufacturing, component manufacturing and up scaling from laboratory to product scale.
  • Experience with metal-polymer bonding systems and characterization .
  • Familiarity with mechanical characterization testing, thermal analysis techniques, compositional analysis, and microstructural analysis.

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