• Auto req ID 303BR

Job Description

KAPSARC seeks a passionate Sr. Research Fellow to carry out research as part of its program on Markets & Industrial Development. The Sr. Research Fellow will cover developments in the downstream value chain of the hydrocarbon industry including supply and demand analysis. Key areas include an understanding of modeling, economics, trends in development and demand, geopolitics, and an understanding of downstream value chain, including petrochemicals and refining, and finally products and consumer behavior.

Current projects:

  • KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook – Supply and Demand modeling for the oil market.
  • General advisory work as requested.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Econometrics, Engineering, or other energy industry-related field. A master’s degree is acceptable if research maturity in the field is demonstrated given job experience.
  • Education in both economics and engineering preferred.
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Good communication skills and enthusiastic team player.


  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in oil and gas markets.
  • Industry/consultancy/market reporting experience essential.
  • Additional languages to English are a plus, especially Arabic.
  • Contribute to the development of a short-term and long-term outlook for the petrochemicals and refining market, including a detailed and granular view within the Middle East and Saudi Arabia.
  • Apply knowledge of the downstream hydrocarbon to specific research products and assignments.
  • Contribute toward the global analysis of the refining and petrochemicals sectors.
  • Effectively communicate analyses and findings to clients through written deliverables.
  • Presenting gas messages and analysis to clients and prospects through stakeholder meetings, webcalls, podcasts, and third-party conferences where appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain analytic models and tools to support oil and gas market research and energy economics teams.
  • Participate in analytical engagements providing insights into refining and petrochemicals markets.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic direction of downstream hydrocarbon market research.

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