Production Chemistry Advisor for research portfolio

Updated: 27 days ago

Would you like to play a vital role in developing and driving a large research and innovation portfolio in a unique collaborative network of university and oil and gas industry? Do you have solid industrial experience and a strong track record within oil & gas development projects, operations or research? Then you might be the production chemist that we are looking for at DHRTC.

The Organization

DHRTC (Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre) was established in 2014 by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. DHRTC is an active partnership of five universities and research institutions: The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalborg University (AAU), Aarhus University (AU), Copenhagen University (KU) and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). The Centre has received a starting grant of DKK 1 billion for a 10-year period. As part of the National Strategy on Oil and Gas, the Centre makes an ambitious and targeted effort to improve oil and gas recovery while also working to reduce environmental footprints in the Danish North Sea.


The Centre’s objectives are to progress knowledge and solutions with application potential, and to contribute to research-based teaching programs. The Centre operates in close collaboration with the industry and other research institutions in Denmark and abroad. The Centre aims at stimulating cross-disciplinary collaboration and dialogue where insight in existing fields and technologies meets knowledge of new technologies.

The project portfolio currently counts six research programmes with nearly 200 ongoing projects and an annual budget of some 100 mio. DKK. Further, two programmes addressing environmentally sustainable oil and gas recovery are being framed for a 2020 start up.

The Team

You will be part of the Technology Maturation group, a team of technical specialists and experienced industry professionals. The team is responsible for technical integration of research results. They play an instrumental role in bridging industry and academia by providing an industry perspective and experience to the research community and facilitating transfer of research results and technology to the industry.

Areas of responsibility

It will be your responsibility to define and mature prototypes within your area of expertise. Prototypes are integrating various areas of research into applicable and commercially viable solutions with high impact for the Danish oil and gas industry.

Primary tasks:

  • Demonstrate impact of research solutions incl. risk, economics, technical description etc.
  • Ensure compatibility between research and oil and gas technologies
  • Maintain line of sight to industrial applicability
  • Provide technical advice to Programme Management and researchers to ensure relevance of research programmes and proposals
  • Facilitate cross disciplinary collaboration between the academic partner institutions, 3’rd party companies, industry organizations etc
  • Support researchers with industry contacts and know how, insights and relevant industry data

Our expectations to you

The ideal candidate should be a recognized professional with a significant experience of more than 10 years. This experience should include the subjects of flow assurance such as scale, corrosion, reservoir souring and water treatment including produced water treatment and technology. The candidate should demonstrate a solid understanding of how oil field chemicals function in different applications. Further a high level of fundamental insight into reservoir fluid chemistry and analysis is expected. Additional experience from other areas of the oil and gas industry, including produced water reinjection and processing is a plus.

Moreover the preferred candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • A relevant M.Sc. or PhD degree
  • Familiarity with research environments
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate and scope new ideas
  • Ability to engage people around a concept or idea across disciplines and industry-academia
  • Solid collaboration and communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and a high drive
  • Willingness to travel to partner institutions when need be as DHRTC is a network organization.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position reports to the DHRTC Programme Director and the place of work is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than 27 January 2020. Open the link “Apply online”, fill in the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. Please specify which specialist area you apply for.

If you would like additional information about the positions, please contact Programme Director Malene Rod Vest on [email protected] . You can read more about the Centre here .

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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