Microbiologist Engineer

Location US-OH-Dublin
Requisition ID
Business Area
Oil & Gas
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

Brief Team and Position Summary:

The position is for a microbiologist within the Corrosion Management group. Initially, projects involving biocide testing will be the focus of work for the microbiologist. The anticipated types of projects involving biocide testing include selection of an effective biocide, concentration and exposure time for a given environment; optimization of incumbent biocides by co-application with other production chemicals (e.g., inhibitors or surfactants), and identifying effective batch treatment schemes for treating dead legs or pipelines with deposits, or testing using flow loops. Biocide testing will focus on the effectiveness of killing microorganisms in a biofilm and reduction of localized corrosion on test coupons. Surface profilometry and potentially SEM may also be performed on the coupons.


The microbiologist position would also support corrosion failure analysis projects. Other types of future projects that can be developed over 1-2 years are discussed later under Opportunities.

Other types of work we currently perform that can be supported and enhanced by the microbiologist include:

  • Pipeline system corrosion assessments and recommendations
  • Procedure Development (MIC mitigation and testing methods)
  • Integration of molecular microbiological data with MIC treat and risk assessments, and MARV

Tasks May Include: (Essential roles, responsibilities and activities a candidate may expect)

  • Biocide experiment design and set-up
  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion related data review and interpretation
  • Report preparation and review
  • Participate in client meetings

Position Qualifications

Requirements:  (Mandatory qualifications for this position)

  • Education –PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or microbiology (or related field)
  • Years of related experience – None required, internship with oil& gas operator or consulting experience preferred
  • Technical competencies – Proficient in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Behavioral competencies – Strong attention to detail but still able to understand the big picture, inquisitive
  • Travel requirement (% of the year) – Less than 20% of the year; potentially some office/business meetings and presentations at conferences or workshops; opportunities for more travel if desired
  • Physical abilities necessary to perform regular functions of the job (standing, lifting, climbing, other) –lifting up to 30 pounds
  • Other – Must have driver’s license

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

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