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JOBREQ1800033577 Requisition #

As the Science and Technology Research Chemist, you will be focused on research & development of novel liquid crystal (LC) materials for coatings which involves idea generation, development, scale-up, production in plant and establish supply chain.

Established as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in 1883, PPG Industries is a leading diversified manufacturer that supplies paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials and chemicals around the world. PPG Industries is a leader in its markets; it is our vision to become the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Our continuing emphasis on the 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.  With global headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, PPG has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries around the globe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and synthesis of novel liquid crystal materials which help to achieve desired product performance.
  • Develop and optimize new routes to synthesis of unique liquid crystal materials.
  • Establish structure-properties relationship of liquid crystal materials and maintain liquid crystal material databases.
  • Communicate with formulation team and other team members frequently to find the best path forward.
  • Scale up and optimize the process for selected liquid crystal materials.
  • Set up quality control of selected liquid crystal materials.
  • Technical support to production in plant.
  • Establish supply chain.

Job Qualifications

  • Ph. D in liquid crystal synthesis and characterization, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, material synthesis or other related fields with 0-5 years’ experience in the industry or equivalent post-doctoral work and demonstrated success in the field of LC molecule synthesis and characterization. 
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the design and synthesis of LC materials and characterizations.
  • Familiarity with equipment used in LC material or relevant material synthesis and characterizations.
  • Strong knowledge or experience in LC physics, optical properties, LC alignment and LC device.
  • Strong knowledge of polymer and monomer synthesis and familiarity with organic chromophores.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform in a team environment and be a self-starter in this rapidly growing multi-disciplinary group.


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.

PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

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, 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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