At a time when whole sectors are downsizing their R&D departments, it was a genuine pleasure to find BP actively recruiting chemists. With a number of sites in the UK, including a global centre for Research and Technology in Hull; the Castrol Technology centre in Pangbourne; and the Sunbury Business Park; there are also smaller sites around the country, in Scotland and off-shore.
Their careers site currently has over 300 positions advertised in the UK, with a significant number in the Engineering, Research & Technology and Health & Safety divisions. Here are the chemistry highlights:
View details 26421BR - Placement Student - Analytical Laboratory (Pangbourne)
12-month industrial placement, starting 1st Aug 2012. Testing of new and used lubricants in the Wet Chemistry and Microanalysis section.
View details 26584BR - Senior Lubricant Development Technologist - Marine (Pangbourne)
Deliver new technology/products in the Marine Engine Lubricants area. Manage and co-ordinate projects. Experience: Lubricant development/testing/product research.
View details 25811BR - Biobutanol Demonstration Shift Plant Research Technician (Hull)
Provide operation of the biobutanol pilot plant and lab operations, and input to process development. Experience: HNC.
View details 25409BR - Chemist (Hull)
Identify, evaluate and early development of new technologies for the thermocatalytic conversion of unconventional feedstocks. Working in the New Processes and Feedstocks team within the Conversion Technology Centre. Experience: Degree/PhD, experience of catalytic process technology R&D.
View details 25457BR - Research Technician (Hull)
Working in the same team as the Chemist role, design, build and operate research-scale equipment to support the projects. Experience: HNC, lab experience.
View details 24678BR - Senior Development Technologist - Fuels Development (Pangbourne)
Manage portfolio of development projects in fuels product development, and interact extensively with stakeholders. Experience: HNC/degree, planning and executing project.
View details 27028BR - Team Leader – Research and Technology, Fuels and Lubricants (Pangbourne)
Lead and manage an R&T team with $4m budget to deliver portfolio of projects.
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