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Shell Graduate PhD Opportunities 2022 – India, Apply Online

Shell Graduate PhD Opportunities 2022. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below

Location – Shell Technology Centre – Bangalore

Job ID – R56044

Job Description:

Current openings include – Nature-Based Solutions Researcher, Hydrogen Supply Chain Researcher, Fluid Flow Researcher, Propylene Oxide Derivatives (PODER) Researcher.  Job descriptions are below.

Shell’s purpose is to power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multi-source energy system.

As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in meeting the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally, and socially responsible ways. There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the energy industry. Join us in our ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, and sooner if that is possible.

The Shell Graduate Programme

You

will embark on a three-year Development Programme tailored to your chosen area, enabling you to develop your leadership qualities and become an accomplished Shell professional while keeping your creative flair alive.

Right from the start, you will be given a challenging hands-on role, working in a diverse, global environment. You will be supervised and mentored with frequent reviews as part of a structured development programme. You will also be learning alongside brilliant people from all over the world with the resources and support to explore new ways of thinking and working for a globally recognized brand tackling globally significant changes.

What are we looking for?

  • Ambitious graduates to help us tackle the energy challenge.
  • You must be in the final year of your graduation or have graduated from a recognized university with less than 3 years’ work experience
  • There are no specific academic requirements for grades at A level or GCSE equivalents. However, we do expect candidates to have a strong academic record.
  • Above all else, you should enjoy being challenged, so that rather than being daunted or overwhelmed if a task seems impossible, you welcome the opportunity to be innovative. You also need to be good at absorbing information, analysing problems, making objective decisions and coming up with original ideas. You should have the drive, confidence and resilience to get things done, the flexibility to work well as part of a team, and the credibility to influence others.

What do we offer?

  • The opportunity to work on global projects with external partners.
  • A structured development programme, highly valued across the industry.
  • Excellent flexibility and work-life balance.
  • Comprehensive financial rewards, benefits and on-site opportunities.

We believe in creating an inclusive culture and work environment where you can thrive, innovate, and develop; but most of all, be yourself.

Nature-Based Solutions Researcher

Proposition

As Shell seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, you will develop and implement solutions that will enable Shell to thrive in the Energy Transition. The avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions and capture & storage of CO2 by biomass in natural ecosystems underpins our Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) business which enables our customers to decarbonise. You will deliver the R&D upon which this business, and Shell’s Net Carbon Footprint (NCF) reduction ambitions, depend.

Where you fit in 

You will give expert support to the rapidly growing NBS activities across Shell, including helping the NBS business to achieve its goals. There is also a significant R&D programme in this area. The scope of this work is global, with a special focus on key regions where Shell’s NBS businesses are pursuing opportunities including the US, EU, India, Africa and Brazil.

You will ensure that Shell maintains a current and insightful position on NBS types and potentials, including forestry, wetlands & peat, grasslands, agriculture as well as “blue carbon” (marine and littoral environments). This will require a broad knowledge in one of the areas from agronomy/crop production, forestry/agroforestry, soil sciences, coastal ecology, etc. You will also maintain and develop expertise in sustainability issues such as ecosystems services, carbon intensity, and water – as well as the emerging legislative environment and voluntary carbon markets in which Shell NBS business must operate. You will be engaged in internal and external research programs, focusing on analysis, forecasting and due diligence on investable opportunities for NBS projects.

Your responsibilities will include the designing and implementation of experimental programs as well as collaborating with colleagues on, remote sensing, GIS, LCA modelling, ecosystem services, environmental regulations and policy. The successful candidate will be expected to work with Shell scientists and engineers globally, with external partners and with Shell’s NBS businesses.

What’s the role 

You will be instrumental in enabling Shell to meet its strategic objectives in decarbonisation through your technical expertise in NBS and related areas. You will form part of a community of deep technical experts in NBS, whose skills are unique within Shell, located in Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (NL), Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (India) and Shell Technology Centre Houston (USA).

  • Delivery of the experimental, technical and theoretical components of the R&D programme and technical support NBS projects globally within the agreed time, cost, and quality parameters. A key aspect is the designing and implementation of experimental programs in the lab and in the field.
  • Working in partnership with internal & external partners, that address challenges related to measurement and quantification of biomass and soil carbon, including carbon flux, remote observation, GIS and the associated advanced IT and digitalisation tools.
  • Supporting Shell’s NBS business in assessing, screening and developing new project opportunities and subsequently in monitoring the projects that are deployed.
  • Develop content, based on science, to support advocacy, informing stakeholders and outreach around NBS.
  • Develop deep insights on the regulatory framework, including in compliance markets and use those insights to support future NBS projects and growth opportunities.
  • Advanced Technical Service support to the NBS business on NBS potentials for specific projects or regions.
  • Screening of third-party technologies and companies – including supporting Shell Ventures in investment opportunities.
  • Maintaining Shell’s scientific credibility by publishing the results of your work in peer-reviewed journals, internal technical reports, conference presentations, and patent filings.

What we need from you

You will bring deep technical expertise in one or more areas from NBS, agriculture, agronomy, soil sciences, forestry, agroforestry, ecology, ecosystems services, coastal ecology, or a related field. When it comes to nurturing collaborative stakeholder relations with other Shell businesses and with external technology partnerships, it’s your excellent people skills that will make the difference. A learner mindset, transparency and sharing data and lessons will be essential. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to Health, Safety, Security and Environment including in fieldwork in the natural environment.

Furthermore, you will have –

  • A PhD in agricultural sciences, forestry, biology, ecology, environmental science or in a related field.
  • Experience working in NBS domains (e.g., forestry, agriculture, blue carbon (e.g. mangroves), wetlands, etc.) and the underpinning regulations.
  • Minimum work experience of three (3) years.,
  • Experience in R&D for NBS, agriculture, agronomy, soil sciences, forestry, agroforestry, coastal ecology, ecosystem services, etc.
  • Demonstrated a willingness to learn and apply cross-disciplinary approaches to solving problems and be happy working in a tight-knit, but globally dispersed team.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills; capable of effective and impactful communications across topics, audiences, and formats at various organisational levels.
  • Subject matter knowledge in one or more areas in crop production, forestry, agroforestry, nutrient management, soil and water management, regulatory frameworks.

What desirable experiences/skills you can bring in

  • Field experience in soil carbon or nutrient management in agricultural or forestry ecosystems.
  • Carbon sequestration and/or greenhouse gas monitoring in agriculture, forestry, wetlands, blue carbon (e.g., mangroves), including field experience.
  • Developed and/or deployed advanced IT or digital tools in agriculture or forestry areas for either enhancing productivity or sustainability.
  • Hands-on experience of assessing and monitoring regulatory environment to guide R&D programs, technology and/or business development in one of the areas from agriculture, forestry, coastal ecology-related areas.
  • Participated in screening and due diligence for investment in agriculture/forestry/bioenergy R&D programs and/or businesses.

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