Senior Research Engineer

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Description: Saint-Gobain, headquartered in Paris, France, is a leading supplier of building materials and a producer of glass, ceramics and plastics products in 64 countries employing over 200,000 employees. With sales of over $50 billion, Saint-Gobain is one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world. Saint-Gobain High-Performance Materials is a dynamic, global business with research and development activities centered in Northboro, Massachusetts. Saint-Gobain has an outstanding record of achievement and is committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies.


Perform Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) development activities in electrochemical test and evaluation of cells and stacks in a technical team.

Define the test and evaluation needs for both short term and long term tests.

Test and evaluate performance, long term degradation to understand the mechanism and develop solutions.

Design and implement robust test stations, lab infrastructure and establish test routines.

Interpret test results to provide in-depth analysis and write synthesis reports.

Provide feedbacks to SOFC design and processing team to improve performance.

Supervise engineers or technicians and help maintain lab operation and safety.

Plan and manage timelines of testing projects to meet project development requirements.

Actively participate as a key contributor in a multi-disciplinary project group to develop the high performance SOFC stack..

Some minimal travel (10-20%).

Actively promotes the creation and refreshing of a grassroots proactive culture of safety by being a personal example and by encouraging, empowering, and involving all staff in safety.


Ph.D or equivalent in Electrochemistry, Chemical, Corrosion, Electrical, Mechanical or Materials Engineering disciplines and greater than 5 years experience in fuel cell test and evaluation.

Industrial experience at least 3 years in SOFC test evaluation is preferred.

Solid background in electrochemistry, impedance analysis, fuel processing, and high temperature thermochemistry is required.

Ability to apply scientific principles to develop innovative solutions for complex problems.

Hands-on experience with test equipment, electrochemical instrument and test station development.

Experience with AC impedance test, analysis, I-V curve measurements, etc.

Experience with design of experiment and statistical tools a plus.

Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a multi-cultural Research and Development Team.

For immediate consideration, please apply below.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

City: Northboro

State: Massachusetts

Ref. Code: CP7600



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