Formulation Chemist
PPG Industries - Monroeville, PA

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Key Responsibilities

Summary of key duties and responsibilities:
This person will perform research and development in the area of formulations of dyes, monomers and polymers for ophthalmic lens applications. Additional duties will include: Screening novel dyes, polymers and monomers, developing methods and cure conditions for coatings. This person will work very closely with other team member to develop products for Transitions Optical Inc.

Functional / Technical Skills:

Experience and background in coating formulations.
Knowledge and experience in radiation and thermally curable coatings.
Knowledge of monomer and polymer chemistry.
Knowledge of liquid crystalline chemistry will be a plus.

Experience and Education

Educational or Required Work Experience:
A BS degree in Chemistry.
Have the ability to work with minimal supervision.

PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.

PPG Industries, Inc. offers 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. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) is a global supplier of protective and decorative coatings. The Company operates in six segments: Performance...