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Research Engineer - Polymers

Saint Gobain
Northborough, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Project Management
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Saint-Gobain's North American R&D center is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic entry level researcher to join our current team in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments for key development programs. The selected candidate will contribute to the growth of the group by enhancing our applications knowledge and effectively supporting new product development, testing and launches.

  • Utilizes basic scientific or engineering principles and techniques to undertake specific tasks and projects with defined scope.
  • Carries small projects or studies through to successful completion. Guidance on project objectives and technical approach are provided but autonomous execution is expected. Projects involve the extension of present or new technology in one or more areas, involving improvement and/or development of processes, materials and testing techniques. Projects are assigned by supervisor and are several weeks to months in duration.
  • Supports senior engineers and scientists in R&D team with their projects.
  • Manages and documents projects and tasks effectively with supervision.
  • Take leading role in aspects of lab management: safety, equipment maintenance, 5S, lab audit preparation and action follow-up, lab postings, regular equipment checks etc.
  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.
  • Conducts hands-on experimental work, follows good laboratory practices
  • Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Design and execute experiments for product and application development

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to communicate with the plant, with customers and to report progress on projects.
  • Ability to solve technical problems by combining literature search, scientific knowledge and hands on experiments.
  • Project management skills, be able to design experimental plans and execute; have ability to analyze results, draw conclusions and plan next steps.

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Plastics Science and Engineering or other related discipline
  • Relevant Co-op or intern experience is a plus.


Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) North America is one of Saint-Gobain's largest industrial research laboratories. The center is home to more than 400 employees working at the leading edge of innovation on multidisciplinary industrial research, preparing the future by designing tomorrow's products and processes across an amazing variety of markets and technical disciplines. Since 1985, SGR North America has been supporting existing businesses, developing future businesses, and nurturing talent.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Job Type: Full-time

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:
  • Bonus pay

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location: One location
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