Chemist Oilfield

Fulltime, -

Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice



Chemist Oilfield for Natural Resources R&D.  

The Natural Resources North American R&D team focuses on the properties of surfactants and soluble polymers in a diverse range of Oilfield, Fuel, Lubrication, and Mining applications. This position is located in our Bridgewater, NJ lab and works closely with global RD colleagues.

At Nouryon – Our corporate values are to Aim High – Own it – Do It Right

We challenge each employee to learn, develop their career, be productive, and flourish.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will join the Nouryon Chemicals team and be responsible for carrying out the formulation and testing of ingredients used in various Natural Resource application areas, including primarily Oilfield chemistry, but also lubes, fuels, and water treatment.
  • Carrying out, analyze, and report detailed experiments.
  • Organizing and maintaining a high-quality laboratory space.
  • Exhibiting highest levels of safety – learning and implementing safety protocols.
  • Maintaining safety records, notebooks, reports, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies.
  • Learning scientific principles of applications to demonstrate performance and quality of products.
  • Learning and improving experimental skills, including statistical design of experiment, surface and interfacial science, and oilfield and petroleum science and engineering.
  • Communicating results clearly with a diverse global team. 
  • Interfacing with principal investigators, tech service engineers, analytical and synthesis teams, and safety and regulatory specialists.

Education & Experience

  • BS or MS in Chemistry or Oilfield Technology

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Interest in experimental chemistry and industrial chemistry with experience in Oilfield, Lubrication, or Lubrication a plus
  • Organized and effect laboratory scientist
  • Correct and safe use of methods and tools in the chemical laboratory.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and business colleagues.

Travel 5-10% as required

About Nouryon

Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemicals in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers.

Nouryon offers a comprehensive array of benefits to support the well-being of our employees and their families. This includes paid vacation time, paid holidays, sick time, heavily subsidized medical, dental, and vision plans, and a generous retirement savings plan in which the Company matches employee contributions at 100% on the first 6% of pay and makes an additional 3%+ service-based contribution.


All applicants offered positions by Nouryon will be required to provide proof of their fully vaccinated COVID-19 status prior to beginning employment, subject to any exceptions made by Nouryon for religious or disability-related reasons.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.



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North America
United States
New Jersey
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R&D and Technology
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