Reference : USA02204

Senior Research Engineer - Evidence & Testing Leader

  • Research and Development
  • United States AKRON
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 05/18/2022

Position description

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe.  We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. 

This new position is focused on leading various elements of evidence and testing related to new product development, benchmarking/competitive analyses, and customer-specific application tests.

The four key roles and responsibilities of this position are as follows:

1. manage the test lab modernization/roadmap for E&T (e.g. capabilities, LIMS, space)/new capex,

2. provide experimental testing guidance and data analysis (requires an understanding of statistics and design of experiments),

3. leadership in key testing capabilities

4. customer engagement (interactions/reporting).

All of the above responsibilities should be grounded in maintaining and improving safety, efficiency, and aesthetics, while delivering world class support. 



  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Material Science
  • 5+ year's experience with hands-on laboratory testing and management
  • 5+ year's experience in project management
  • 5+ year's experience with customer interactions
  • Driver's License

Additional Requirements


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Material Science
  • Master's in a business field (MBA or similar)
  • Knowledge of/experience with polymer chemistry, polymeric materials, polymer processing and testing
  • Familiar w/peristaltic, diaphragm or other pump types
  • Experience in general statistical analyses and statistical experimental design, e.g. DOEs
  • Experience with Minitab, Jump, LIMS

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

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