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Color Science & Optical Physics Scientist

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800033613 Requisition #

As a Color Science & Optical Physics Scientist, you will use optical physics and color science to research and develop color mathematics and algorithms for color related refinish coatings formulation, and adjustment for both solid and effect pigmentations. You will also use data analysis and AI to improve our way of thinking and working while driving short term and long term projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create advanced customer facing electronic color tools for finding and/or formulating refinish paint to match a variety of unknowns containing effect pigments.
  • Develop state of the art laboratory practices to color match samples.
  • Develop and test models for variant development and selection.
  • Work in partnerships with equipment vendors to create and test new technology.
  • Participate or lead research projects with other business units.
  • Provide color related training to the Refinish organization.
  • Interact with laboratories and research centers on various research projects.
  • Use project management tools to execute a project starting from conceptualization to post launch stage.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Color Science, advanced degree preferred.
  • 4+ years’ experience in statistics, engineering, physics, optics, coatings. Prefer coatings color science
  • Moderate understanding of Calculus and Linear Algebra (Matrix Mathematics)
  • Experience and or knowledge of color science, color theory and relevant light physics
  • Detailed understanding of formulation, color coatings technologies, color measurement and color measurement devices with a focus on multi-angle spectrophotometers
  • Proficient in Data Analysis
  • Computer programming skills and AI knowledge 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)

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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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