Researcher Position – 2019 in Shell, Bangalore, India

Designation/Position- Researcher Position – 2019

Shell, Bangalore, India invites application for Researcher Position – 2019 in Computational Chemistry & Material Science from eligible candidates  

About-  Shell began operations in India more than 80 years ago. At Shell India, we invest in people through industry-leading development programme, which sees employees thrive and gain access to experts on a local and global level. To date, we have invested more than US$ 1 billion already in India’s energy sector alone in socially and environmentally responsible ways.

It is the only global major to have a fuel retail license in India. The Shell Technology Centre Bangalore, STCB, is one of the three global hubs for technology in the Projects & Technology business of Royal Dutch Shell. In addition, Research group supply crude, chemicals and technology to public and private sector oil companies, and Chennai Business Centre provides a wide range of finance, accounting and business services to Shell globally.

Research/Job Area- Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and related qualification

Location- Shell, Bangalore, India


  •  PhD specializing in one or more multi-scale calculations in any of the disciplines in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and related qualification.
  • Experienced technical professional with 3+ years of hands-on post-doctoral or industrial R&D experience in Computational Chemistry and Materials Science focusing on molecular modelling, preferably specializing in Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods (bulk, surfaces, interfaces and grain boundaries).
  • Proven experience in R&D in early parts (D0, D1) of the R&D funnel, proven track record of delivery via deployment, dissemination via reports and external publications.
  • Proven pro-active High Performance Computing & HSSE mindset.
  • Excellent technical track record and communication, networking and teamworking skills are highly desired.
    Self-propelling, delivery focus, can-do attitude.  

Job/Position Description- 
To build an enabling computational capability in support of the businesses and strategies of RDS.  The position focuses on building capabilities and skills in Computational Chemistry and Materials Science to solve targeted problems in Shell’s businesses and long range research programs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for applying computational methods ex. in the atomic and molecular scale (ex. based on density-functional theory, molecular dynamics simulations etc) and develop kinetic Monte Carlo methods, as well as will manage & deliver a portfolio of computational R&D projects. The candidate is expected to seek out, evaluate, discover and invent new computational technologies relevant to above mentioned areas. The responsibility is also to critically test ideas through the “fastest route to failure” and/or to champion & develop such technologies to the point of organizational commitment. Open Innovation (selection, initializing, and effectively utilizing ETC’s in India, Europe and the Americas) is an important element of the job scope, as is dissemination of findings via reputed international conferences & reports/publications. The successful candidate will coordinate and liaise with different colleagues within Shell including experimental partners as well as build effective external partnerships within and outside India.

Reports to the Team Lead, Computational Chemistry.  Accountable for technical content and project management; responsible for stakeholder engagement, internal and external.  Research aptitude, including original thinking, capability of problem solving in applying specific tools for business problem solving, end-to-end delivery of technical services, flexibility and technical breadth in learning and applying appropriate tools (from DFT, MD to continuum, as required by the problem) and working collaboratively across experimental as well as other computational team members to identify opportunities, frame the right questions and timely delivery are key dimensions to this role. Ensure Shell’s IP position is secured and extended.

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

Last Date for Apply–  10 February 2019

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