Research and Development Ph.D. Professionals

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Are you interested in working in a dynamic, growth oriented environment and being part of a successful, global company? If so, then we would like you to consider joining our team.

PPG a leader in its markets; is a streamlined, efficient manufacturer; and operates on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions. It is our vision to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products and services company, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. PPG has manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 70 countries around the globe.  Our emphasis on development of breakthrough products and processes, investment in highly productive manufacturing facilities and profitable global expansion combine to provide customers with the best services and products of the highest quality. We are committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for our employees, creating an environment for continuous learning and embracing the ideas and diversity of others.

PPG is always reviewing  CV’s of Talented PhD Research and Development Professionals to work in one of three core businesses; coatings, chemicals, or glass, at various R&D facilities located in the Pittsburgh, PA region.

Successful candidates will be involved with planning, directing, coordinating, and conducting the experimental work necessary to meet project goals and objectives in developing new products for the marketplace or providing technical support for a commercialized product in a timely and cost-effective manner. In addition, the selected individuals will solve problems through the application of knowledge of appropriate scientific, experimental, and statistical methods.  Incumbents may initiate and recommend major projects as well as conceive and develop theories through application of advanced specialized scientific knowledge.

Candidates must be able to search and interpret literature as well as be cognizant of competitor technology and intellectual property. A proven ability to lead job specific aspects of multiple projects and project teams including directly supervising work of other associates is also necessary.

Coatings Opportunities:

Research and Development activities exist in, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Nanoparticle synthesis
  • Unique color technologies for coatings
  • Renewable resource use in coatings formulation
  • Novel polymer synthesis
  • Coatings formulations for alternative energy technologies, automotive markets and industrial coatings applications
  • Polymer synthesis and formulation of sol gel coatings
  • Development of adhesives for polymer films and coatings

A Ph.D. with entry level industrial experience in a relevant scientific field is a plus. Common fields are Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science, Physics, etc…

PPG is currently interviewing for multiple positions and will consider foreign nationals who have temporary work visas for consideration.  However, certain positions require candidates who are authorized to work permanently in the United States due to government related project work.

We would like to thank candidates who submit their interest for this position. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

PPG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that values employee ideas and diversity.

PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check




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