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Battery Research Scientist / Engineer

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800044314 Requisition #

As a Battery Research Scientist / Engineer, you will work with other chemists and technicians on electrode coatings for the Energy Research team. As part of capability team you will engage in front end research to develop new innovations for solid state and lithium ion batteries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mentoring technical team members on a regular basis; effectively communicating key results to partners; lead a team to solve technical problems.
  • Drive both day-to-day and strategic project results that require considerable technical know-how; adhering to timelines associated with projects.
  • Plan, direct, and execute innovation in Li-ion battery electrode coatings and formulation research.
  • Interact with the internal and external partners to influence project success. Work with cross business units and multi-functional groups to develop and scale technologies.
  • Generate practical new ideas for solving technical problems.
  • Identify and monitor intellectual property by working with attorneys and team members to draft intellectual property to aid in the development of cross business unit strategies for key discoveries.
  • Functional management of specific projects & people. Work with department head to assess talent.


  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, or Chemistry with at least 5 years of industry experience. Masters or B.S. in similar field with at least 10 years of industry experience.
  • Previous experience in electrode manufacturing, application process, life cycle analysis, or solid state battery R&D experience.
  • A track record of technical success is required, and a history of commercialization and collaboration with business partners in industry is preferred.

About us:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:

We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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