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Research & Development (PhD) 2020-2021 Campus Graduate

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800030989 Requisition #

As a PPG Ph.D. Research and Development Professional, you will have the opportunity to be on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions. Are you interested in working in a dynamic, growth-oriented environment and being part of a successful, global company? Join our team at one of our core businesses at various R&D facilities located in the Pittsburgh, PA region!

PPG, a leader in its markets, is a streamlined, efficient manufacturer with a 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 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 into adjacent and new markets combine to provide customers with the best services and products of the highest quality.

Coatings Opportunities:

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

  • Nanotechnology
  • Unique color technologies for coatings
  • Renewable resource use in coatings formulation
  • Novel polymer synthesis
  • New products/technologies aligned with megatrends for energy t, transportation, consumer and industrial coatings applications
  • Polymer synthesis and formulation of inorganic coatings
  • Development of high performance adhesives and sealants Analytical characterization and physical testing of novel materials
  • Using machine learning and AI to enhance capabilities of developing new materials and manufacturing processes
Key Responsibilities
  • Tackle problems through the application of knowledge of appropriate scientific, experimental, and statistical methods
  • Initiate and recommend major projects, as well as conceive and develop theories through application of advanced specialized scientific knowledge
  • Planning, directing, coordinating, and conducting the experimental work vital to meet project goals and objectives in developing new products for the marketplace
  • Providing technical support for a commercialized product in a timely and cost-effective manner. 
  • 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
  • Must be able to search and interpret literature as well as be cognizant of competitor technology and intellectual property. A proven track record of leading job specific aspects of multiple projects and project teams, including directly supervising work of other associates, is also necessary.
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 those 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.
Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.
Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way
Every single day at PPG:
We partner with customers to create mutual value.
We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.
We are “One PPG” to the world.
We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.
We trust our people every day, in every way.
We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.
We make it happen.
We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.
We run it like we own it.
We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.
We do better today than yesterday – everyday.
We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.
We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/
PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees.  We offer 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, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.
PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.
Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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