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USG Corporation Staff Researcher in Libertyville, Illinois

A researcher position within R&D will be responsible for qualification 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
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description

*Education and Qualification*s

  • Masters degree in Material Sciences, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field with 7 years of industrial experience or an Bachelors degree with 10 or more years of industrial experience
  • Experience conducting research and testing in a lab or plant setting
  • Demonstrated expertise working with different types of instrumentation in characterizing powders
  • Exposure to Gypsum based technology and relevant test methods
  • Familiarity with safety, health, environmental guidelines
  • 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
  • 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: Staff Researcher

Location: Illinois-Libertyville

Requisition ID: RES10205

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.