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Shell Analytical Chemistry, Gas Chromatography - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Analytical Chemistry, Gas Chromatography - Houston, TX

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Job Description:


The Analytical Chemistry US ensures developing and providing safe, innovative and cost-effective technology and Analytical Chemistry services to support Shell P&T, Downstream and Upstream businesses, both in the US and globally. The Gas Chromatography (GC) Chemist will be part of The US Analytical Chemistry department’s Gas Chromatography and Liquid Chromatography (GC/LC) team and will be responsible for designing and supporting a broad range of GC applications.


  • Technical responsibility for method development, gate keeping, evaluation, and implementation of new capability for a range of gas chromatography techniques including GCXGC, various injection (such as PTVs, split-splitless, large volume injections) and detection techniques (such as MS, SCD, NCD, etc.).

  • Close interaction with internal customers, identifying applications and contributing to business by own expertise including but not limited to contributing to R&D projects.

  • Manage projects to meet deliverables, budgets and time-constraints.

  • Collaboration with local and global Analytical colleagues on multi-disciplinary problem-solving projects.

  • Day-to-day hands-on work in the laboratory as well as supervision of laboratory staff performing testing, while paying close attention to safety and quality.

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R&D FS - Chemistry

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.


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Work Location:

Houston - Westhollow Technology Center


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with specialization in Chromatography required

  • Minimum of five (5) years hands-on experience in Chromatography, highly preferred.

  • Experience with comprehensive 2-dimensional gas chromatography (GCXGC) would be preferred.

  • Effective knowledge of gas chromatography including choice of columns, detectors, and associated hardware.

  • Strong interest and experience working with instrumentation.

  • Strong mechanical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills related to GCs.

  • Strong computer skills with OpenLab knowledge as a plus. Ability to design custom solutions for

  • chromatographic data including GCXGC, simulated distillation and detailed hydrocarbon analysis.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX