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Senior Research Engineer Surface Sciences Ceramics & Plastics - Job Opening ID: 556257

Reporting to a Team Leader in the S&PM group in MT-CRL, the candidate will perform R&D work in the field of Surface Sciences to support the development of innovative products with designed properties as required by both High Performance Materials and Building Materials Divisions.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Specifically, the candidate will perform surface modification, surface coating, and surface characterization within the context of developing the competency of the structure/property/process/performance relationship of polymeric based materials. Ideally, the candidate would have a knowledge in the surface modification and characterization of polymer and ceramic materials using various chemical and physical treatment methods such as plasma treatments, PVD, CVD, sol-gels, and wet chemistry. The candidate will utilize broad technical background and experience to develop and/or improve products, and process performance, as well as continue to develop the competency on surface sciences. 
 

  • Carries out role as primary project investigator for 2-3 projects. 
  • Recommend innovative project initiatives consistent with customer needs. 
  • Develop the competency of the surface sciences in the context of structure/process/property/performance relationship of key materials for 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.

 
More specifically, the candidate will 

  • 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.

 
COMPETENCIES: 

  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to: demonstration of familiarity with statistical tools, data analysis, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data and interpretation, IP, Patents, and technical documents.  
  • Demonstrated ability to give and receive constructive feedback.  
  • Demonstrate ability to network within and out of group.  
  • Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment required.  
  • Demonstrate ability to network within and out of group.  
  • Develop ability to maintain composure and organize teams in high pressure situation.  
  • Demonstrate understanding of company policies.  
  • Demonstrate understanding of corporate structure. 

 
REQUIREMENTS:  

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 12+ years’ experience, or MS with 7+ years of experience, or PhD with 2+ years plus demonstrated technical judgment/accomplishments.

 

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