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Senior Research Engineer- Silicone S&MP Group CRL - Job Opening ID: 552827

The candidate will spend most of his time at designing experiments, performing laboratory work in the field of silicone chemistry and silicone characterization, 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 polymer formulation, synthesis, and characterization.

Reporting to a Principal Scientist in the Formulation and Synthesis Team in S&PM group (CRL), the candidate will perform R&D work in the field of silicones. Specifically, the candidate will study the structure/process/property relationship of silicones to support the development of a wide variety of innovative products with designed properties as required by High Performance Materials Division. This work will include the characterization of silicone polymers using state-of-the-art equipment, as well as the development of new characterization methods and techniques. Ideally, the candidate would have a strong knowledge in the chemistry, characterization, and processing of silicones. Experience in the synthesis and formulation of silicones would be a plus. Project leadership including project management, team collaboration, and oral and written communication skills are required. 
Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Carries out role as primary project investigator for 2-3 projects.
  • Recommend innovative project initiatives consistent with customer needs. 
  • Develop the competency of silicones structure/process/property relationship 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.



  • Ability to lead 2-3 projects simultaneously with team members having multi-disciplinary 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.


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



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