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PPG's Specialty Coatings and Materials is committed to product innovation, technology leadership and high performance materials for a wide range of applications and industries. Solving complex problems with unique solutions has been the legacy of PPG and improving the performance features and benefits of our Customers’ products will continue to drive our customer relationships and technology innovations.

Key Responsibilities

Effectively plan and execute laboratory work and foster a culture of scientific rigor, high productivity, safety, and open communications.

  • Work collaboratively with the manufacturing team to effectively transfer technology to production scale.

  • Provide guidance and feedback on reaction set-up, safety protocols, analytical interpretation, and troubleshooting/problem to team members as needed.

  • Help team leaders to ensure that there are no misunderstandings or unexpressed difficulties in the process or experiments.  

  • Perform effective, multi-step synthetic planning and reaction optimization,

  • Drive results through deep synthetic and mechanistic knowledge,

  • Utilize literature and scientific databases (SciFinder and Reaxys) for reaction troubleshooting.



  • PhD in Organic Chemistry with postdoctoral or industrial experience in synthetic chemistry or MSc with industry experience in synthetic chemistry.
  • Experience in organometallic, traditional and contemporary organic synthesis techniques.
  • Experience in chromatography, crystallization, and other purification techniques.
  • Skilled in the characterization of organic compounds, especially by NMR and mass spectrometry.
  • Capable of independently evaluating synthetic routes and proactive troubleshooting.
  • Ability to work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals.
  • Highly skilled in practical and theoretical aspects of synthetic organic chemistry. Have strong understanding of reaction mechanisms and reactivity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong ability to communicate scientific results at team discussions 
PPG: We protect and beautify the world.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. 
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.
PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing
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