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ConocoPhillips Scientist - Global Water Sustainability Center in QATAR, United States

Title: Scientist - Global Water Sustainability Center


Job Number: 00TCM

Who We Are

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production (E&P) company, based on production and proved reserves. With operations in 17 countries, we explore for, develop and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.


In Qatar, we operate our Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC) from the Qatar Science and Technology Park. The GWSC is the ConocoPhillips designated center of excellence for water-related technologies, disseminating findings to our global operations, as well as local government and industry partners.

As the selected candidate, you will be part of ConocoPhillips’ GWSC team located in Doha, Qatar; working in an office, laboratory and/or field environment to plan and conduct advanced investigative analysis and develop analytical methods in support of flow assurance challenges in the oil & gas industry.

You will conduct experiments to characterize water/brine samples using state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation, and wet chemical methods. You will also support analyzing samples from bench/pilot-scale experiments to evaluate water purification and treatment technologies. In addition, you will conduct data analyses, present findings, write progress and final reports based on the project’s outcome.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Independently operate and interpret results from various analytical instruments (e.g. LC-MS, GC-MS, ICP, IC, XRD, FTIR, TOC, etc.) applied for liquid or solid sample analysis

  • Participate in advanced analytical method development for field chemicals from oil & gas operations

  • Oversee laboratory safety, and the maintenance/documentation of operating procedures

  • Market/secure technical support projects from COP operating and/or non-operating assets

  • Play a key role in upgrading the lab equipment and propose new equipment to maintain and improve GWSC capabilities

  • Mentor junior staff on flow assurance challenges and relevant analytical/wet chemistry procedures

  • Conduct QA/QC on analytical data generated by the GWSC team

  • Communicate research outcomes effectively through emails, technical reports and/or oral presentations

  • Perform basic troubleshooting to keep laboratory instruments functional

  • Track inventory and order laboratory supplies

  • Maintain good housekeeping in the labs

  • Lead the installation and commissioning of new lab equipment

  • Work with local vendors to order, maintain and repair laboratory equipment

  • Coordinate and participate in collecting samples from the field

  • Work with service providers to ship and track water samples

  • Lead in writing research proposals and journal publications



  • Master’s degree or higher in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or foreign equivalent

  • 1 years of lab experience

  • Intermediate knowledge of chromatographic and mass spectrometric analytical techniques

  • Proficient in written and verbal English

  • Currently residing in or willing to relocate to Qatar and meet all resident permit requirements to work in country


  • A passionate learner and self-starter with strong communication, multi-tasking, and organization skills

  • Ph.D. degree (chemistry or analytical chemistry)

  • Post-Doctoral assignment experience

  • Knowledge of petroleum industry and operation

  • Familiar with water and wastewater treatment and analysis

  • Awareness of oil & gas flow assurance challenges

  • Experience in analytical method development

  • Fluency in Arabic would be highly regarded

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching a cover letter and a copy of your resume/CV and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of March 20, 2020 .

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Research and Technology

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: QATAR

Title: Scientist - Global Water Sustainability Center

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