Occidental Petroleum
Houston, Texas
Apr 08, 2024
May 05, 2024
Engineering, Chemical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Title: Chemist Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations: Description Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.

Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment, and positively impacting the communities where we do business. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Chemist within our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures Technology Organization based in Houston, TX.

The Chemist will be accountable for developing and improving chemical processes to support OLCV activities under the direction of the Technology Development Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- Utilize high-performance computing to create detailed simulations of and screen products from physicochemical processes.

- Leverage cutting-edge technologies for product development.

- Provide data reduction, multivariate data analysis, ML modeling, and statistical analysis.

- Process and analyze experimental data using appropriate statistical methods to refine simulations.

- Develop and apply specialized software tools for data collection, analysis, and visualization.

- Collaborate with computer scientists to enhance software capabilities.

- Collaborate with experimentalists to validate and guide computational simulations

- Interpret statistical results to draw meaningful conclusions.

- Communicate findings to colleagues and stakeholders.

- Modeling and visualizing reaction pathways and exploring fundamental processes.

- Create computer models of chemical reactions to understand kinetics and thermodynamics.

Qualifications Qualifications


- B.Sc. (minimum) or M.Sc./PhD (preferred) in Chemical Engineering (preferred), Chemistry, or related disciplines

- Ability to work in the US is preferred.


- Minimum of 2 years of experience in an academic or industrial laboratory environment with a focus on molecular dynamics, Density Functional Theory, chemical data science, design of experiments, ab initio methods, and data analysis

- Experience in industrial process chemistry is a plus.

- Experience developing and leveraging foundational models is a plus.

- Experience in reaction kinetics experimentation and modeling is a plus.

- Research and development experience in computational chemistry.

Skills and Competencies:

- Understand core scientific principles.

- Excellent interpersonal skills, including working as part of a team.

- Strong coding capability and proficiency in programming languages (Python, C , etc.) for software development.

- Strong mathematical and statistical skills.

- Experience with molecular dynamics simulations.

- Excellent communication skills for collaboration and presenting findings.

Occidental does offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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