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We are currently looking for Senior Chemist for our R&D, CIC Adhesives team

The Senior Chemist will lead the research and development effort for novel heat and ambient cured adhesive technologies.

Broad Function and Purpose of Position:  Enthusiastic, self-motivated and well-organized individual with a proven record of accomplishment as a project leader capable of applying technical competence and knowledge based on experiences to generate new ideas that leads to innovative and proprietary products. Implement literature finding and introduce new chemical concepts into work. Propose and conduct technology creation projects in order to create new building blocks. Fundamental understanding of raw material properties. Has experience and an understanding of the technology needs from concept to application within the Adhesive Automotive OEM market.   

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for transferring new products/technologies from concept to development, with an understanding of processing needs and requirements with scale-ups.
  • Evaluate competitive technologies, new raw materials  and new processes

  • Responsible for managing assigned projects from idea proposal to prototype handover, with continued support post transfer to development.

  • Review Idea Proposal and perform feasibility study for new idea generation

  • Systematical experimentation using DOE and other statistical methods in evaluating data

  • Design and conduct experiments to identify  criteria and countermeasures for new product development

  • Support and assist in problem solving exercises across teams

  • Contact raw material suppliers and identify potential new materials or technologies

  • Support conduct customer interactions in investigating Innovative solutions

  • Review and utilizes patent literature

  • Publish research proposals, monthly and quarterly project updates, attend seminars and conferences

  • Recommend and champion current as well as future solutions/products

  • Apply and interpret advanced analytical methods (rheology, spectroscopy, etc.) in project work would be preferred

  • Internal consultant to junior staff

  • Work across cross-functional teams across Research and Development.

  • Comply with EHS guidelines and work safely to comply with all PPG Policies.


  • BS, MS, or PhD. degree in Chemistry

  • Minimum of 7 years experiences in 1& 2 component thermoplastics, thermosets ideally for the  automotive OEM market. Preferred familiarity of epoxy and polyurethane formulating experience.

  • Excellent oral communication, technical writing skills and presentation skills

  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point or equivalent

  • Eager to be a participant in cross-functional teams spanning various chemistry and product platforms

  • Experience in DOE and other quality programs

  • Experience is sourcing and reviewing IP across Adhesive and Sealant landscape

  • Proven record of accomplishment of introducing new chemical concepts to formulation work, into the Automotive or Industrial arena.

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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