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Principal Chemist Rotational

Sugar Land, Texas
Competitive packages starting from 90K
Closing date
Mar 25, 2024

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ChampionX has an immediate need for a highly motivated Principal Chemist on the Chemical Technologies RD&E team located in Sugar Land, TX. The qualified candidate will be a part of an introductory rotational program designed to develop broad expertise in oilfield specialty chemicals, accelerate high impact innovation, and enhance leadership skills. During each of a minimum three - 6- month rotations, the Principal Chemist will use applied scientific research to develop novel solutions to improve sustainability and increase efficiency in petroleum energy production. After completing the rotations, the individual will move into a longer-term role as part of the Chemical Technologies RD&E team. 

If you are a passionate professional that likes to work in an autonomous, hands-on environment, we invite you to apply. This is your opportunity to join a growing company offering a competitive base salary and benefits.

What’s in it For You:

  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives and ideas to achieve our best Thrive in a company that values sustainability, drives a safety-focused culture and has been recognized as one of the most ethical companies in the world Comprehensive benefits package starting day 1 of employment- medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, and more!

What You Will Do:

  • Lead high impact projects to solve global energy challenges Create novel chemistries/formulations Develop new lab testing capabilities Explore adjacent technology Drive sustainability and digital solutions Interface with both internal and external customers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recent PhD in Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Materials Science or related technical field. Experience in tailoring molecular structure property relationships to solve real world problems Proven track record of innovation and problem solving – multiple publications/patents/presentations Ability to interpret data from advanced analytical techniques to solve problems (GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, GPC, XRF, SEM, etc.) The ability to work independently and in a team environment Detail orientated and outstanding time management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to travel up to 15%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The desired candidate will be outgoing, creative, a self-starter, and team oriented Data analysis and design of experiment experience with tools such as JMP, minitab, etc. Some experience with CCUS, energy transition.

About ChampionX:

ChampionX is a global leader in providing chemistry programs and services, drilling technology, artificial lift solutions, and automation technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Our world-class safety culture fuels our purpose to improve lives through our commitment to deliver sustainable operations.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At ChampionX, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every employee can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.


In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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