Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Research & Development, Chemist
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Do you enjoy creating innovative solutions?

Would you like to play a leading role in chemical research and development?

Join our team and innovate with technology

Our Drilling & Completions Fluids Technology Development team creates solutions for facilitating optimum well construction. Our family of industry leading water-based and emulsion-based drilling and completion fluid technologies provide advanced performance driving safe and cost-effective operations. Through our innovations, our customers can drill and complete wells faster and more efficiently and realize higher production rates at lowest cost per barrel.

Partner with the best
As a Research Scientist, you will be proving and validating the viability of technologies from their conception to first deployment through the application of scientific and engineering methodologies. You will take ownership of research and development projects for novel solutions to existing and new challenges in Oil and Gas and Geothermal operations. You will demonstrate through test or analyses the performance and implementation potential of a concept.

As an R&D Chemist / Chemical Engineer, you will be responsible for:
  • Conceptual or theoretical or practical activities related to the science of applying chemistry to industrial processes or for development of new technologies or products.
  • Execute routine analyses using vested methods and technologies and/or contribute to technological developments in teams.
  • Expected to resolve problems through the application of acquired expertise guided by precedent.
  • Works together with people from the business unit. Contacts are under guidance and/or geared towards specifying activities, planning of activities and giving explanations on technical issues.
  • Communicates with direct team and supervisor. Presents to internal teams on metrics, project status and research.


Fuel your passion

To be successful in this role you will:
  • Have PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science
  • Have at least an additional 3 years' experience in organic or inorganic chemistry, polymer science or surfactant and surface chemistry engineering and design
  • Have a strong foundation of function and knowledge of drilling and completion fluid technologies, design, and applications .
  • Have the ability to develop new test methods for in-depth product characterization
  • Show a solid understanding of structure-property relationships
  • Work independently at times, as well as be a functioning part of a team to complete large projects
  • Be able to show excellent problem-solving, process improvement and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of project management
  • Have excellent written and verbal English skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Be able to travel to visit customers or Baker Hughes locations


We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Standard working schedule supporting the clients' needs


Working with us

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Baker Hughes. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

Working for you

Our inventions have revolutionized energy for over a century. But to keep moving forward tomorrow, we know we have to push the boundaries today. We prioritize rewarding those who embrace change with a package that reflects how much we value their input. Join us, and you can expect:

  • Contemporary work-life balance policies and wellbeing activities
  • Comprehensive private medical care options
  • Safety net of life insurance and disability programs
  • Tailored financial programs
  • Additional elected or voluntary benefits


About Us

With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Join Us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will energize and inspire you!

Baker Hughes Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate, this role requires full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to beginning work.About Us:
With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Join Us:
Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company that values innovation and progress? Join us and become part of a team of people who will challenge and inspire you! Let's come together and take energy forward.

Baker Hughes Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.