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Fundamentals Research Associate

Richmond, California


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Chevron is accepting online applications for the position Fundamentals Research Associate  through 05/27/2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

This Research Associate position will be responsible for conducting the day-to-day technical laboratory work of lubricant additive performance and fundamental testing, including tribology and analytical testing.  The position is in the Chemistry Development and Fundamentals (CDF) team of Chevron Oronite Company, located at the Richmond (CA) Technology Center.

This is a laboratory testing and analytical chemistry position in the area of tribology and surface chemistry; no chemical synthesis is involved.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Work frequently on routine and non-routine tasks of broadly outlined assignments involving a wide range of chemistries and applications.
  • Use various laboratory tests and analysis skills depending on the project business need.
  • Maintain a high degree of independence, responsibility, reliability, and accountability in planning and reporting results of laboratory experiments.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Apply special skills and experience routinely and draw on knowledge and skills of other research engineers/chemists.
  • Rigorously adhere to safe laboratory work practices.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or related physical science/engineering; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • hands-on chemical, analytical, physical, and/or synthetic laboratory experience.

Relocation Options:

Relocationwill not beconsidered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignmentswill not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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