Staff Scientist

Org Unit Name:  Chemical Recycling Development APAC
Location:  India-Bangalore 



Process engineer with strengths in developing and managing research and development projects supporting development of advantageous proprietary processes in the area of chemical recycling of plastic wastes. Has strengths in conceptualizing and scaling up processes from lab scale to pilot and then to demo / commercial scale incorporating suitable validated solutions when engineering the process.  Develops strategies, creates innovations, defines manufacturing translations, and is a subject matter expert in the area of process engineering. Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Leading the projects, milestones responsibility of developing and maturing SABICs proprietary technology solutions in the area of chemical recycling or refinery or petrochemical processes. Competency of process engineer brings in deep experience in scaling up processes and addresses technology risks during development stage and scale up.


Job Responsibilities

  • To define and execute technology development projects, Initiates, plans and executes complex multi-disciplinary research projects within predefined deadlines and aligned with business needs/impact.
  • Provide inputs for shaping chemical recycling technology development strategy by providing technical input on what needs the new solutions are addressing and defines the pre-requisites for a successful program.
  • Takes an active role in brainstorming sessions to foster innovation.
  • Conducts comprehensive literature and patent searches and analysis.
  • Presents technical papers in regional or international conferences/meetings; may chair conferences.
  • Be abreast of technology developments in the area of chemical recycling and take a sound judgement and provide inputs on whether a new technology development effort is needed.
  • To work in a multidisciplinary setting within the Technology organization where you will collaborate with different disciplines including business and manufacturing for project approval, execution and implementation.
  • Is an expert in the area of modeling and simulations (both fundamental and flowsheet modeling) and has good track record of developing conceptual design packages, seeing them through implementation and project cost estimation and economic analysis.
  • Highly adhere to EHSS & Compliance best practices and updating safe practices through proper trainings.




  • Ph.D or Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.



  • Minimum of 15-20 years’ relevant experience in related field, with a PhD (greater number of years of experience with lesser degree of education)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience using ideation tools (TRIZ, etc.)
  • Ability to solve ambiguous, less-defined problems
  • Ability to judge technical merits and economics of projects
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience in refinery conversion and petrochemical process is requirement. Knowledge of waste plastics chemical recycling would be a plus for this role.



  • Extensive experience in modeling of chemical processes and the use of computational tools such as ASPEN Plus or ASPEN Utilities, Aspen Icarus or equivalents. You are knowledgeable about thermodynamics, energy/exergy analysis and sustainability.
  • Experience within process development in an industrial research and development environment
  • Team player but you are also able to work independently on your contribution.
  • Experience working in a global and multi-cultural environment and respect other cultures.
  • Persevering and challenging attitude towards your work environment
  • Critical observer as well as a conceptual and analytical thinker. Able to spot opportunities and translate these into value propositions for the business.
  • Ability to present project proposals and results in a convincing manner to both business and manufacturing management.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.



  • Highly Self-motivated
  • Strategic thinking and planning.
  • Leadership skills to work and influence highly talented people with diversified disciplines and cultures.
  • Ability to create, foster and drive culture for innovation.
  • Adaptability to changing requirements, strong analytical thinking, effective Collaboration in a global team environment, innovativeness, strong delivery focus.


SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SABIC manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.


SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Production in 2019 was 72.6 million metric tons.


SABIC has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 12,540 global patent filings, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.