Company: BP
Skills: Research & Development, Chemist
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Hull, England, United Kingdom


Reporting into the Senior Manager of the Molecular Innovation team, the Senior Research Chemist will be based at bp's research and innovation centre in Hull. This team is responsible for advanced research in chemistry and chemical engineering, new catalyst development and research on the development of innovative new molecules for fuels and lubricants.

Accountabilities will include:
  • Delivering safe and compliant experimental operations, contributing to the development of a proactive safety culture.
  • Responsibility for fundamental and exploratory studies in chemistry and catalysis to support technology deployed within the business and the appraisal of new processes of potential future interest to bp.
  • Leading the design and execution of experimental work and interpretation of results.
  • Providing expertise in small scale catalyst testing and measurement and/or the application of state-of-the-art analytical techniques
  • Developing in-house capability by identifying and implementing best practices in catalyst synthesis, characterisation and evaluation from industry and academia.

About you:

You will be qualified to Ph.D level in Chemistry, with a depth of knowledge & experience in catalysis. We seek a skilful experimentalist with practical research experience in catalyst synthesis and characterisation. Good knowledge of key catalyst characterisation techniques and ability to interpret and apply results.

It is imperative that you demonstrate effective communication skills, and a collaborative style which contributes to the success of the team. Enthusiasm for learning, sharing ideas and building expertise. You will have successfully led your own projects and delivered results and it would be highly desirable if you have practical experience of small-scale catalyst testing including data analysis, visualisation and modelling.

So, if you are looking for an exciting and purposeful challenge in solving some of the planet's biggest problems, there is no time like now!

Join a team of diverse and forward-thinking scientists and engineers who sit firmly at the heart of innovation and technology - advancing bp's agenda towards a net zero world.
We are delighted to present this fantastic opportunity for a Senior Research Chemist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that is responsible for fundamental and exploratory studies in chemistry to support bp group operations and to appraise and develop new low carbon technology opportunities for business renewal.