AI Resident – Material Informatics
Where you fit
Shell’s Projects and Technology (P&T) business exists to make the delivery of our strategies and the growth of our company possible. Our team develops the advanced products and technologies Shell needs to meet customer demand. Our solutions help our partners grow the LNG, Gas and Power businesses, deepen the integration of Manufacturing, Chemicals and Trading, and maximise the competitiveness of our Upstream business.
What’s the role?
As an AI Resident - Material Informatics, you’ll be helping Shell build an enabling computational capability in supporting businesses and strategies of Shell. Your role will focus on building capabilities and skills in Material informatics to solve targeted problems in Shell's traditional businesses and new areas related to energy transition.
You will develop and use sophisticated data mining, data analytics and machine learning based approaches in conjunction with materials knowledge coming in from multiscale materials modeling and experiments to establish processing-structure-property-performance (PSPP) relationships in materials towards accelerated materials selection/discovery/development. You will develop/apply methods/tools to identify patterns/features and extract the maximum possible information from high-throughput simulations, experiments and databases (e.g. from analytical characterization data, process data, sensor data etc.).
In addition to the above we want you to critically test ideas through the "fastest route to failure" and/or to champion & develop such technologies to the point of organizational commitment.
Open Innovation (selection, initializing, and effectively utilizing external technical collaborations in Asia, Europe and the Americas) is an important element of the job scope, as is dissemination of findings via reputed international conferences & reports/publications.
What we need from you
We are keen to hear from candidates with a research aptitude and original thinking. We expect her/him to be capable of business problem solving, with a mindset to deliver end-to-end technical solutions, have flexibility and technical breadth in learning and applying appropriate tools (different machine learning algorithms and computational techniques as required for solving material science and engineering problems).
Of course, you’ll need to convince us that you have a keen interest in Shell’s core technologies like catalysis, chemicals etc. but also new technologies of interest such as electrocatalysis, direct air capture, electrification, hydrogen etc. You should have competencies to evaluate, discover or invent new computational approaches relevant to above mentioned areas. Experience in R&D in early parts (TRL 1-5) of the R&D funnel. You should have a proven track record of delivery via deployment, dissemination of knowledge via reports and external publications. For you to be able to quickly grasp technical detail and to work directly with experts (both experimental, computational) in these fields, it’s vital that you have the all-round communication skills. You should be able to translate that information into language that’s readily understood by non-technical clients and colleagues from other backgrounds.
Beyond that, we’d like to see the following on your CV:
- At least a Master’s or PhD specializing in material informatics and one or more multi-scale simulation technique(s) from any of the disciplines in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or any other allied fields with related qualification.
- Experience of minimum 2 years years hands-on post-doctoral or industrial R&D experience in Computational Materials Science focusing on material informatics with a strong statistics and mathematics foundation. More year’s required if Master’s degree holder.
An innovative place to work
There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.
Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.
An inclusive place to work
To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…
- We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
- We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
- We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.
A rewarding place to work
Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.
We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.