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USG Corporation Industrial Post-Doc (Surfaces) in Libertyville, Illinois

_Position Description_:

A Industrial PostDoc position within R&D will be responsible for development of new chemistries/technologies applicable to building materials and provide technical support, guidance, and solutions to manufacturing plants. The position will report directly to the Laboratory Director and work with other scientists with expertise in construction related formulated products. Formulated products include but are not limited to cement plasters, mortars, joint treatments, coatings, adhesives & sealants, textures, and reinforcing tapes & beads. The successful candidate will coordinate with product management, technical services, manufacturing, safety, and quality teams to achieve strategic technical goals.

_Job Functions_:

  • Experimental design, sample preparation and testing, product development, raw material qualification, manufacturing scale up, production optimization
  • Perform independent experimental research in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Utilize technical knowledge, data, statistical tools, etc. to solve technical challenges
  • Document experimental results and prepare technical reports
  • Communicates complex concepts in a manner that is understood by plants, research technicians, quality control, customers and other internal and external parties regarding development, applications, quality assurance, and related programs and services
  • Ensure compliance to safety procedures and good housekeeping practices
  • Contributes to the latest developments within the industry and professional field by meeting with people of similar capacities, reading industry and technical literature and attending professional group meetings
  • Acts as a technical specialist in their respective fields representing the company
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description

Education and Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Material Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field with 1 to 2 years of post-doc/industrial experience or an M.S. with 5 or more years of industrial experience
  • Experience and track record of research publications, patents
  • Track record of innovative thinking and a desire to solve challenging and complex problems
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong project management and team leadership skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to plants & customer locations, as necessary

/EOE including disability/veteran/

Job: *Research

Organization: *Research-CIC.Performance Surfaces-151-21

Title: Industrial Post-Doc (Surfaces)

Location: Illinois-Libertyville

Requisition ID: RES10192

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.