Research Chemist II

Position Description

Job Summary

Are you a passionate researcher looking for a company with an outstanding record of achievement; a company committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies?  If you answered yes, then look no further. Saint-Gobain’s North American R&D center is looking for driven, talented, and energetic entry level researchers to join our current team in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments for key development programs. The responsibilities include:

  • Provide multidimensional support to Research activities using expertise in materials analysis/characterization
  • Problem solving and leading project work as a part of a cross-functional team, as well as leading R&D projects
  • Development of materials characterization competencies in the laboratory
  • Perform classical and instrumental chemical analyses and physical measurements of various materials adhering to established SOPs
  • Record /analyze data and provide necessary visual observations using accepted laboratory protocols and methods and document accomplishments in clear and coherent technical reports and presentations
  • Method development / optimization for materials characterization
  • Maintenance and basic troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
  • General laboratory housekeeping


  • Expertise in at least two of the following areas: Chemical analysis, elemental analysis, chromatography, analytical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, analytical method development
  • Solid hands-on knowledge of at least three of the following analytical techniques: HPLC-ESI-MS, IC, ICP-OES, GC-MS, combustion analysis, titration, sample preparation for chemical analysis (acid digestion, fusion, extraction, derivatization)
  • Familiarity with at least four additional areas/instrumental analysis techniques/software from the list above plus: XRD, SEM, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, surface area measurements, mercury porosimetry, NMR, Raman spectroscopy, FTIR, UV-Visible spectroscopy, electrochemical analysis, instrumental electronics, microwave digestion, LIMS, MiniTab
  • Ability to effectively communicate observations, results of experiments, and test details both verbally and written  

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Physics or related discipline, Analytical Chemistry specialization with 3 years of experience in a chemistry environment, or an M.S. Degree 
  • Proven hands on experience in general/analytical  chemistry laboratory and laboratory equipment is required as well as skills in chemical analysis / materials characterization

Company Summary

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.

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Research Chemist II

Location: Northborough

Posting Date: 10/05/2020

Job Code: 582425

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