R&D Scientist

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Westlake, Louisiana, United States
26 days ago


Sasol USA Chemicals has an opening for a R&D Scientist in the Analytics Research team. This position will report through the Research and Development Department located at the Lake Charles Chemical Complex. Below are some details of the position requirements:


Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates equipment, methods and tasks in the Gas Chromatography and GC/MS lab area.
  • Provides technical support to various R&D teams, Operations, QC, Sales & Marketing, and external agencies to ensure business continuity.
  • Responsible for method development, operation and maintenance of instrumentation in their areas of expertise.
  • Demonstrates competencies of standard techniques commonly used in the laboratory.
  • Provides technical expertise and support to research teams. Leads significant technical initiatives within R&D, local and global, the Lake Charles site.
  • Understands technical requirements and recommends R&D objectives. Defines what is needed in terms of equipment, etc. and sets appropriate priorities and project goals to meet technical needs.
  • Adheres to Sasol safety, health, and environmental procedures.
  • Develops and maintains an effective network with key stakeholders and technical teams to efficiently meet goals.
  • Critically evaluates, documents, and presents analytical results.
  • Lead and provide technical training to chemists in the GC area.


Formal Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (advanced degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of research experience and application in Gas Chromatography (GC-FID, GC-MS, GC- Head Space, refinery gas analysis).

Working Experience:

  • Experience in Mass Spectrometry (EI sources, CI sources, quadrupole, TOF, or interfacing MS with other separation techniques) is preferred.
  •  Experience in two dimensional GC or additional analytical techniques is preferred.
  • Ability to define and solve problems and implement ideas and solutions
  • Strong mathematical/laboratory skills
  • Computer competency in required software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Agilent based, LIMS)

Required Personal and Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work with team members, R&D, and internal/external customers


Sasol (USA) Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by applicable law, regulation or local ordinance. For more information about your rights under the law, see

Sasol treats work-authorized job applicants equally in recruiting and hiring without regard to their citizenship status or national origin unless required by law, regulation, executive order, government contract, or determination by the Attorney General.  Please note Sasol will not sponsor, obtain, and/or petition for temporary visa status (for example, E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN) for candidates for this position and/or personnel hired for this position.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57726677
  • Location:
    Westlake, Louisiana, United States
  • Position Title: R&D Scientist
  • Company Name: Sasol
  • Industry: Commodity Chemicals
  • Job Function: Research & Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
Houston , TX , US

Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages technologies and the expertise of more than 30,000 people working in more than 30 countries. We develop and commercialize technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. In North America, Sasol has operations in Arizona, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Texas. Collectively, these sites employ a workforce of approximately 1,50...

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