Biofouling Specialist


About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Saudi Arabia

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 48
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor

About this role: Biofouling Specialist

  • This role’s primary responsibility is to perform advanced research in biofouling, fouling simulation and prediction, develop new technologies for biofilm detection and monitoring, and deploy anti-fouling technologies to control and mitigate biofouling in various oil industry systems;
  • Carry out short and long-term original studies related to biofouling simulation, sensing, monitoring, control, and mitigation in various petroleum industry systems (injection water, produced water, utility water, heat exchanger, membrane, etc.);
  • Develop, evaluate, and introduce new technologies (e.g., anti-biofouling) and competencies to meet the customers’ operational challenges;
  • Practice conventional and molecular microbiology technologies to solve industrial microbiological problems in oilfield and industrial water systems;
  • Utilize project management tools in setting project objectives, detailing experimental scope, managing the requested fund, and timely executing the projects towards sound technical solutions;
  • Build effective teams to enhance the technical and professional skills of junior scientists and engineers;
  • Contribute in the Center’s intellectual capital by submitting journal publications, patents, and technical reports.


  • Master’s degree in microbiology, biology, bioscience disciplines, PhD preferred;
  • Ten years of experience related to microbiology applications to the petroleum industry, including five years in biofouling research and industrial experience;
  • Proven track record of research and technology development and deployment in the area of biofouling characterization, monitoring, prevention, mitigation, and prediction;
  • Knowledge in fouling simulation, sensing and anti-biofouling technologies;
  • Sound experience and hands-on skills in molecular and conventional microbiology including metagenomics, bioinformatics, biocide screening and evaluation;
  • Ability to demonstrate scientific/technical authority and broad technical credibility, preferably including publications and/or patents.

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Suresh Jogi
Brunel Energy UAE Dubai

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