Scientist, Catalyst Chemist EUR


SABIC`s Technology and Innovation (T&I) network consists of more than 1700 employees across six research- and ten application centers around the world. SABIC’s innovation journey is a key enabler for achieving the company’s vision to become the world leader in the chemical industry.


The technology organization supports SABIC’s global businesses in realizing its objectives by providing Best-In-Class Technology solutions. Within the T&I technology organization, SABIC is developing new products, applications, processes and products. Our Polymer PP Technology department in the technical center Geleen has an opening for a Catalyst Scientist in the Horizontal gas phase technology team.


Job Purpose & Responsibilities:


As Catalyst Scientist you will be working on the development & implementation of innovation programs within the PP horizontal gas phase Technology team, with global impact in existing and future Assets for SABIC.


Your tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Drive and execute projects which support our T&I and Business strategy; identify opportunities for technological innovation
  • Implementation of (new) products, catalysts and process optimizations from small scale reactors to commercial plants
  • Provide answers for technical questions and challenges in the field of catalysis combining experimental work, scientific knowledge, and searching scientific / patent literature.
  • Maintaining a high scientific standard of reporting


 Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to influence SABIC Europe and Global Partner(s)
  • Ability to balance supportive/steering activities at Site and European level including go to for Advice by local manager(s)
  • Ability to work and influence in multi-cultural, diverse Global Community whilst aligning with local and global policy and legal directives
  • Ability to promote local and global corporate values
  • Strong Entrepreneurial and Business Acumen working cross business and function(s)



  • Ph.D. in Polymers Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field, or a Master’s degree with minimum 5 year of experience in any these fields
  • Knowledge or expertise with polyolefin catalysis is preferred
  • Skills in statistical experimentation and data analysis methods is preferred
  • Self-driven and proactive attitude with the ability to identify innovative opportunities
  • Ability to think creatively and communicate complex technical ideas effectively in a technical environment
  • Excellent presentation and networking skills
  • Critical observer as well as a conceptual and analytical thinker
  • Team player being able to operate in cross-functional teams
  • You have a persevering and challenging attitude towards your work environment, whilst being open to be challenged by others
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with writing scientific publications and Intellectual Property related matters
  • The position requires excellent written and oral English communication skills


Further Information

For more information about this role, you can contact Karl Davies (Corporate Recruiter) via
Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is be part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations.
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.





SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We manufacture 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. We support our 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. Our production in 2020 was 60.8 million metric tons.


We have more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 9,000+ global patent filings, and significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.


In Europe, we have over 6,000 professionals running multiple world-scale production sites and 4 technology and innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (the Netherlands), Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium).


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.