Closed CLOSING DATE: 22/09/2019

Roemex Ltd

Graduate Development Chemist

0 Application(s) to date

Undergraduate Degree, Postgraduate Degree

Closing Date:
Science and environment
£22,000 - £24,000
12 months
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Placement summary

Roemex Ltd has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive chemistry graduate to work to develop new products within our product portfolio for production chemicals and drilling and completion speciality chemicals.  This placement is aimed to help us meet our growth plans for the business.  This is a 12-month placement initially and is based at our Research and Development site in Portlethen, Aberdeen

Job description

Project Description

The demands for our current product range are such that we require to enhance existing product types but also to expand and offer additional products and services within our production chemicals and drilling and completion ranges. This is required in order for Roemex to maintain its trading position within the market and also to grow business into new markets such as renewable energy.

To this end we have identified specific product development work scopes within two of our product lines; drilling and completions and production chemicals which are required to bolster current product offerings and allow access to new markets in the renewable energy sector.

In order to secure a sufficient level of business we need to add a graduate chemist to our Research and development team to perform formulation tests and performance tests for product development work scopes. 

Placement Objectives

The project will see you assisting the Drilling and Completions group to develop new product offerings for existing product lines and thereafter work with the Production Chemicals group to develop product offerings for corrosion control within the renewable energy sectors in international markets.

Role Description

You will play a key role within the Research and Development team by providing all support to other chemists and undertaking product development scopes of work

Main Tasks:

  • Performs laboratory assessments to evaluate flow assurance, integrity and separation products. This include formulation work and product performance tests
  • Develop new products and proceeds to qualify products for suitability for release to market
  • Undertake Research and Development projects
  • Compiles comprehensive reports detailing laboratory work undertaken with defined conclusions and recommendations
  • Technical support for the Production team and Drilling and Completions


A degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering would be ideal for this placement.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

  • Awareness of chemical safety and COSHH
  • Excellent laboratory working skills
  • Works well as a team and on their own with minimal supervision
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Competent IT skills
  • Excellent self-management skills

Desirable Skills

Previous experience of a similar role, either during or post-study


Company benefits

  • Working with a passionate and knowledgeable team
  • Gain experience working in the Energy sector

Placement benefits

As part of your ScotGrad placement, you will be able to participate in a couple of training courses mainly online, and one classroom based. The courses are themed around environmental management and quality standards and will provide you with knowledge and skills which will enhance your current and future skills.

ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a vast network of graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All graduates appointed through the programme are encouraged to make use of the ScotGrad LinkedIn group to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities and build up a professional network

Additional information

Portlethen, Aberdeenshire

19-27 September 2019

14th October 2019

Company information

Established in 1984, Roemex is a privately owned international service company which manufactures and distributes a variety of Speciality Chemicals. These have numerous applications throughout the entire lifecycle of an oilfield from drilling and completions, to hydrotesting subsea infrastructure, production chemicals and renewable energy

Historically Roemex has focused on problematic areas within the oil process industry. Operators very quickly experienced the tangible benefits of increasing the volume, consistency and quality of oil and gas production.  Roemex were able to find solutions to unresolved process problems with a combination of application of technology and novel chemistry.

Roemex have a Health, Safety and Environment Team and Technical Specialists assigned to key areas throughout the company, with a wealth of experience. Roemex are currently accredited with ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment)

Chemical Sciences

Company website: https://www.roemex.com/