Reference : 586429

Senior Research Engineer II - Life Sciences Fluid Transfer Solutions, Sealing Solutions

  • Research and Development
  • United States NORTHBORO
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 05/28/2021

Position description

Saint-Gobain Research and Development is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic research engineer to join our growing Life Sciences team. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in developing innovative, high-performance solutions through our unparalleled expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomers, and fluoropolymers. We are searching for an experienced, hands-on project leader to investigate, research, and develop new technologies that strengthen our offerings. The new team member will have the opportunity to leverage their engineering and materials expertise by leading their projects from the initial stages of conceptualization, prototyping and experimental testing, to implementation in manufacturing. Projects will focus on product development activities and follow a Gate-based methodology with a focus in polymeric materials and structures for new tubing products.

The selected candidate will be expected to lead R&D projects through effective collaboration with R&D colleagues, commercial team members, application engineers, external customers, and external suppliers. The candidate will create and execute project plans, design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and present findings in written and oral formats.

The main job duties will include:

  • Manages projects from inception through scale-up.  Manages multiple projects simultaneously, on time, well documented and within budget. Is able to balance creativity with process and documentation.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to communicate technically with internal and external collaborators and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies.
  • Maintains an open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.  Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Extensively utilizes research and/or project experiences and broad expertise of polymer materials to improve on/or develop products and potentially, new processes.
  • Understands Gate Process and Change/Design Control methodology/ideology and utilizes and incorporates it in projects.
  • Utilizes broad technical background and experience to develop and/or improve products, processes, and performance and/or reduce costs within a major product area.
  • Stays aware of new applicable and relevant technologies and the competitive landscape related to materials, products and processes. 


  • Demonstrated project management skills, team collaboration, and oral, written and visual communication skills.
  • Ability to network/communicate within and out of the group, as well as across disciplines.
  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to: demonstration of hands-on new product development, familiarity with statistical tools, data analysis, strong understanding of the structure/property relationships of polymers, and the ability to draw conclusions based on a collection of data and interpretation.  
  • Confident, independently-motivated self-starter.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to quickly understand new concepts and technology and apply them.
  • Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment. 
  • Develop ability to maintain composure and organize teams in high pressure situations.
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge in HSE.


  • BS Degree with a minimum of 12+ years experience, or MS with 7+ years of experience, or PhD with 3+ years of experience, in Plastics/Polymer Engineering, Science, Chemistry, Material Science, or other related technical disciplines.  

Who are we ?

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.

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