Reference : 571529

Senior Scientist

  • Research and Development
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/23/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Senior Scientist opportunity.


How you will utilise your expertise?

This role is working with Saint-Gobain where you will be providing analytical support to local and global R & D projects, as well as providing your expertise and support to local and global plants. 


In the role as a Senior Scientist you will;

  • Drive the continuous improvement of technical methods and testing whilst delivering high quality analysis in a professional manner.
  • Be involved with capturing and communicating knowledge to enable improvements in other technical areas / functions of the business.
  • Produce high quality data and analysis that is traceable and can be verified.
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety Policy.
  • Upskill to become comfortable using the full range of laboratory instrumentation and work to become an expert in your given areas.


What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?

In order to be successful in this role, you must have;


  • A solid grounding of experience working with a range of instrumentation, being comfortable analysing and discussing finding.
  • An understanding of process, the ability to identify areas of improvement, and an understanding of how to test and prove this.
  • A passion to continue learning and upskilling – and a desire to share this knowledge with the team.
  • Preferably a Masters Degree, in a Science Based Discipline. If you have a background in an Inorganic or Geochemistry discipline – this would be advantageous.


Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Saint-Gobain this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute 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.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.



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