Company: Nabors
Skills: Research & Development, Metallurgist / Materials Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Company Overview

Nabors is a leading provider of advanced technology for the energy industry. With operations in about 20 countries, Nabors has established a global network of people, technology and equipment to deploy solutions that deliver safe, efficient and responsible hydrocarbon production. By leveraging its core competencies, particularly in drilling, engineering, automation, data science and manufacturing, Nabors aims to innovate the future of energy and enable the transition to a lower carbon world.


Nabors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. To learn more about our Fair Employment practices, please refer to the Nabors Code of Conduct.





We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated material scientist to join our research and development team focused on energy storage. The ideal candidate will be a multidisciplinary individual with a background in chemistry, material science and/or engineering. The material scientist will develop, characterize, and test novel graphene formulations for batteries and capacitors. This is an interdisciplinary position requiring a willingness to investigate novel ideas in a dynamic environment with other scientists and engineers.




  • Design, synthesize and test novel material formulations for batteries and capacitors.
  • Characterize materials using a variety of analytical techniques including, X-ray diffraction, FTIR and electron microscopy
  • Evaluate the performance of new materials for capacity, stability and cycle rates
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and address technical challenges related to introducing new materials into batteries and capacitors
  • Maintain accurate records of synthesis and characterization activities, prepare reports and present results
  • Stay current with industrial trends and academic advances in battery and capacitor development
  • Participate in training and development activities to enhance technical, safety and professional skills




  • Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or related field preferred. Will consider master's degree with 3 years of experience or bachelor's degree with 5 plus years of experience in a related industrial setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of battery and capacitor materials including electrode active material, slurry fabrication process, cell assembly and pouch sealing, testing, failure mode analysis, data analysis and documentation
  • At least 2-3 years of experience with material synthesis and characterization related to energy storage
  • Hands on expertise with standard synthetic techniques including aqueous chemistry, organic/organometallic chemistry and/or inert atmosphere techniques
  • Experience with analytical techniques such as NMR, Raman, UV-Vis, FTIR, XRD and EM
  • Ability to design and execute well controlled experiments, analyze and interpret data, and draw conclusions from results
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records
  • Commitment to safety and quality





  • The primary location for this position is an office environment.
  • Able to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Rig yard trips may be expected from time to time.