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Reference ID R47702 Updated 22/06/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country India Work Location (City) Bengaluru

The Role

If you are driven by a curious mindset, coupled with passion for new technologies and innovation, this could be your opportunity to make your contributions to the global polyurethane industry. You will play an important role in improving quality of life of millions and contribute directly to Shell’s bottom-line.

Where you fit in

The Chemicals Technology group supports Shell’s chemicals business, which includes Base Chemicals, Polyethylene, Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol, Styrene monomer/Propylene Oxide/Derivatives, DPC/Polycarbonate, Higher Olefins/Derivatives and Solvents.  Our partners are predominately Shell Chemicals & Products and Shell Downstream Chemicals Joint Ventures.

The Propylene Oxide Derivates (PODer) provides technical support to PODer plants as well as projects. During the last decade the PODer business has successfully gone through a period of considerable expansion with new plants in the Netherlands, Singapore and China. PODer is recognized as an important area for growth in Chemicals.

What’s the role?

As Process Researcher (Propylene Oxide Derivatives), your main responsibility is to develop and run a laboratory-based program supporting polyol development and PODer product development. You are also expected to support implementation of process and/or design-improvements, and lead/participate in margin improvement and portfolio broadening activities.

Moreover, your role may vary and consist of a mix of the following accountabilities:

  • Develop significant depth and breadth of knowledge regarding polyols and competitive products, develop familiarity with associated process technology.
  • Develop significant depth and breadth of knowledge regarding the actions and chemical properties of polyols at the molecular level and its impact on product properties (foam and non-foam applications).
  • Assess customer needs and work closely with Process technologist and Product team to develop and support new business opportunities. Fill-the-pipeline-, and/or step-out R&D activities.
  • Represent Shell in industry associations, technical organizations, and/or academic collaborations.
  • Supervise and coach laboratory technicians, Write technical reports and procedures.
  • Demonstrate HSE leadership, and ensure compliance with all Group, Regulatory, Quality standards.
  • Understand technical developments in areas of polyols, Competitive landscaping, and IP tracking. Lead and/or support the delivery of the Development Release program for new activities, ensuring appropriate support for successful deployment of the Development in current and new facilities.

What we need from you

When it comes to working in a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers, Chemists, Product Specialists and diverse stakeholders, excellent people skills will be a key differentiator. A highly motivated professional will have a direct impact on the way you contribute to the group and to Shell in general.

Furthermore, we are expecting you to have the following:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry.
  • At least 10 years of experience in this field.
  • Proficient at synthesizing and characterizing new polyols for PODer business with proven experience in in organic/polymer synthesis.
  • Experience or familiarity with analytical techniques such as Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), elemental analysis; experience with extending or developing novel experimental techniques beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of intellectual property.


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.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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