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Senior Research Engineer - Adhesion S&PM Group (CRL) High Performance Materials - Job Opening ID: 551702

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Team Leader of the Surface Modification and Characterization team in S&PM group (CRL), the candidate will perform R&D work in the field of adhesion/adhesives. This work will focus on the fundamental understanding of the adhesion mechanism to support the development of new polymeric-based adhesives. The candidate will have to characterize the rheological and mechanical properties of adhesives materials. The candidate will actively take part in the development of new characterization methods and modeling tools for the in-depth understanding of adhesion phenomena. The candidate will assess the performances of a wide-variety of SaintGobain’s polymeric-based adhesives within the context of materials structure/property relationship related to adhesion.  The candidate will spend most of his time at designing experiments, performing laboratory work, analyzing/present data, and closely work with the rest of the team to support the different Saint-Gobain’s Business needs in the field of Surface Science and Adhesion.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Carries out role as primary project investigator for 2-3 projects.
  • Recommend innovative project initiatives consistent with customer needs.
  • Develop the competency of Adhesion in line with Saint-Gobain businesses.
  • Communicate end results clearly to a large, diverse organization and stakeholders. 
  • Ensure that intellectual property is captured and protected through proper procedures.
  • Participate in technical conferences, author appropriate articles/reports and be active in professional societies.
  • Continually champion efforts to drive HSE environment consciousness in the organization.

 
COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to lead 2-3 projects simultaneously with team members having multidisciplinary background. 
  • Deliver milestones on time within budget to meet customer objectives, and continuously document work via written reports.
  • Utilizes broad technical background and experience to carry out experiments in the lab to support the development and/or improvement of products, and process performances.
  • Stays aware of new technology applications and competitive uses of same in work with materials, products and processes, and in development of new knowledge and applies this to personal research/ products.
  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.  
  • Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making. 
  • Able to communicate technically with internal competencies, university collaborators and customers and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies.  
  • Is seen as a people leader by others.
  • Establishes network across center and BU's to leverage R&D capabilities.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION: 

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience, or MS with 3+ years’ of experience, or entry level Ph.D. in Physics, Material Sciences or related fields.
  • Demonstrated technical judgments/accomplishments, project leadership, team collaboration, and oral and written communication skills.   

 

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