Research Chemist

Select Chemistry
Houston, Texas
Nov 17, 2023
Nov 28, 2023
Engineering, Chemical
Position Type
Scientist, Research
Full Time
Organization Type

Job Details

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Business Unit: Chemistry

Reports to: Sr. Director

Travel Requirement: No

Job Description

Select Chemistry is seeking a motivated professional with innovative thinking and strong technical background. The individual will work in a diverse and multidisciplinary team, developing novel technologies and products for our customers.

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to

  • Develop and implement novel testing methods for completion and enhanced production chemicals.

  • Set up and conduct lab experiments, develop experimental protocols and workflows to identify cost-effective solutions to individual projects.

  • Problem solver and problem troubleshooting expertise.

  • Contribute to routine laboratory housekeeping and day-to-day functions of the R&D laboratory.

  • Collaborate with the senior staff to meet business goals.

  • Maintain a safety practice in work environment.

  • Ability to develop/adopt, implement, and manage standardized product performance testing.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field.

    • Advanced degree is a plus.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in an R&D lab in industry or academia.

  • Experience with characterization tools including ICP, Chromatography, FTIR, UV-VIS, and general Wet Chemistry methodologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, flexible and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Exhibit ability to be a strong team player.

  • Possess excellent written and verbal skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Mechanical Aptitude.

  • Strong analytical and computer skills.

  • Hands-on experience in high-temperature-high-pressure equipment.


  • A - Accountability: Take ownership of actions and outcomes.

  • C - Continuous Improvement: Embrace the necessity for change and commitment to continual growth and progress.

  • T - Teamwork: Encourage and support a collaborative, safe, and engaged work environment.

Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Top Tier Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, coverage in addition to life and disability insurance plans.

  • Paid Vacation Days and Paid Holidays.

  • Retirement and Savings (401K) Plan.

Physical Demands and Exposures

  • This position works inside a climate-controlled environment. The Company will supply adequate training and equipment to perform the functions of the job.

  • Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.

  • Involves sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.

  • Needs high degree of concentration in a busy area.

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

Select Water Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. It is Select's policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any protected class, status, characteristic, or activity. All employment decisions, including decisions regarding recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, advancement, discipline, discharge, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment are made without regard to any lawfully protected class, status, characteristic, or activity.

Clean Air Act

Select Water Solutions requires all employees whose jobs may involve environmental compliance to understand and comply with the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency's Clean Air Act that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. A copy of the Clean Air Act can be provided to you upon request from Human Resources.

Select Water Solutions participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Select is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Select only uses E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Other details

  • Pay Type : Salary