The Northboro R&D Center (NRDC) houses Saint-Gobain’s High-Performance Materials Group and the CertainTeed brand of building materials. This campus, located about 40 miles outside of Boston, has been a major center for materials research since 1985 with an outstanding record of achievement. The R&D Center is committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies. Comprising a variety of laboratories, prototyping facilities, open office space, cafeteria, fitness room, basketball court and walking trails, the NRDC campus flourishes with approximately 350 employees from over 30 different countries with a variety of scientific, technical and design disciplines.
Looking for a 2019 co-op in an R&D environment at an international company?
Saint-Gobain Research North America has co-op opportunities available for 2019!
As a co-op at Saint-Gobain you would be involved in R&D projects for the duration of your assignment in our R&D Divisions: Ceramics, Abrasives, Adfors, Performance Plastics, CertainTeed and our Competency Research Labs. You would get the opportunity to work with our current R&D team in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments for key development programs.
Apart from that you will have the opportunity to network within the Saint-Gobain organization, attend lunch & learns and enjoy company networking events like our community bazaar!
Our requirements include:
You are currently enrolled as a student in a BS, MS or PhD program in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Ceramics, Design or Data Science.
You have a creative problem-solving mindset with a hands-on approach
You possess the ability to work safely and effectively with a diverse scientific R&D team
You are organized and you keep your work documented
You are able to analyze data and write reports in a clear way
You can call yourself hands-on and detail-orientated
You have done literature searches and summarize findings
You possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Previous industrial experience, process scale-up, manufacturing and application knowledge is a plus.
You have had industrial experience with and training on proper and safe handling of chemicals and equipment.
You will actively support a culture of safety by being a personal example and by encouraging, empowering, and involving all staff in safety.
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.