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Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800030214 Requisition #

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, grow, and 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 also help them 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.


Key Responsibilities

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 that 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 seeking CV's of Talented Ph.D. Research and Development Professionals to work in one of core businesses 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.




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
  • Analytical characterization and physical testing


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 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 Industries, Inc. 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 ppgaap@ppg.com.
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

Pay Transparency poster: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_ English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

EEO is the Law Supplement: http://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf


Experience and Education

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



Functional and Technical Skills

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.


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