Your Work Will Shape the Future.

At Phillips 66, we are looking for talented, motivated scientists, engineers and technicians to join us in shaping the future. The Research job family covers three main areas of work: Refining Processes, Regulatory Drivers and Growth Opportunities. We resolve problems in our existing business areas and make improvements for the future; we conduct research to mitigate regulatory risk to our company; and we look for growth opportunities to make sure our company has the technical knowledge necessary to continue providing energy and improving lives into the future. Research opportunities include areas such as:

  • Refining
  • Catalysis
  • Kinetics
  • Advanced refining process optimization (Upgrading, Conversion)
  • Advantaged feedstocks including renewables
  • Lubricants
  • Predictive modeling
  • Corrosion
  • Environmental & Sustainability
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Water Conservation, Remediation, and Treatment
  • Analytical
  • Material Sciences
  • Alternative Energy
  • Battery Technologies
  • Fuel Cells
  • Photovoltaics
  • Data Analytics
  • Robotics

Watch Your Work Come to Life

Phillips 66 Research & Development provides numerous opportunities for the scientist, engineer and technician to conduct challenging and groundbreaking research. Researchers are encouraged to be creative, to innovate, and find collaborative opportunities within their own research groups and with others. The development and potential commercialization of new technologies for real-world applications provides employees with significant business exposure and career growth opportunities.

What can scientists and engineers expect as a member of the Phillips 66 Research Team? There are two main career paths: technical and managerial. Employees that are relatively early in their career are typically on the technical ladder, conducting research within various projects that support long- and short-term objectives. As employees’ careers advance, they have the option to remain on the technical ladder or move to the management ladder. Crossover between the ladders is common and is managed by the Talent Management Team with input from the employee. There are also development opportunities for employees to expand their skill sets in one of our refineries or other businesses within the company.

We strongly value and encourage diversity of thought and collaboration to advance the goals of the company. We seek individuals who can be innovative and creative in the research and development of new technologies. Our success has been demonstrated throughout the years, not only in our patents and globally renowned scientific achievements, but also in our willingness to maintain a strong R&D presence. We look at R&D as an investment, not an expense.

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