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Scientist II

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Duryea, US

Company: SCHOTT AG

International technology group • specialty glasses and glass-ceramics • more than 130 years experience • more than 16,000 employees in 34 countries • innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow


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Scientist II


SCHOTT Corporation, with its subsidiary SCHOTT North America, Inc., is the North American headquarters and holding company of North American subsidiaries of the SCHOTT Group. With 10 production sites and 2 sales offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico, SCHOTT Corporation employs more than 2,000 people for the manufacture and distribution of special glass and glass-related systems. SCHOTT employs over 16,200 people worldwide and has sales of approximately US $2.54 billion.

Your Tasks

As a Scientist, you will report directly to the Director of Research and Development – North America. As a member of the Research and Development North America team, you will use your unique skill-set to accelerate the growth of SCHOTT with particular focus on the United States and the North American region. You will work across SCHOTT Business Units and Corporate Functions to identify, investigate, develop, test, and scale high-impact new products.

  • Think big and inspire those around you to connect the dots differently, unleashing new possibilities to develop the materials, technologies and products of the future
  • Identify, investigate, develop, and safely test new, high-impact product opportunities in emerging fields that are adjacent to current SCHOTT platform technologies
  • Network among the most innovative partners in high potential business fields to influence and educate external gatekeepers about the capabilities and advancements at SCHOTT
  • Support SCHOTT business units via technical consulting, customer interaction, and evolutionary product development
  • Lead cross-functional teams, plan and manage resources to test (concept to launch) new materials, technologies, and products
  • Communicate effectively through compelling, visionary technical proposals to internal decision makers contribute to the IP strategy and the development of IP 
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the developments of traditional competitors, non-traditional market threats, and emerging start-ups
  • Develop and leverage a robust network within the global scientific, technical, and industrial communities
  • Grow a recognizable presence as a preferred technical partner with internal and external customers
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The position incumbent performs the assigned duties in adherence to laws, regulations and conditions applicable in the company.

Your Profile

  • Advanced degree (e.g., MS, PhD) | Preferred: PhD in a scientific discipline
  • Experience in new material/technology/product development, process development, or product design
  • Experience in the development of advanced materials-based new products
  • Formal education/training and experience are only a part of the composition of a successful candidate. The rest of the composition contains elements of a passion for the intersection of materials science, technology, product development, and business; the ability to develop and leverage networks; demonstrable leadership skills; a hunger for discovering new ideas and turning them into reality; a real-world intelligence that combines existing concepts with the unknown; and a limitless curiosity.

Your Benefits

As a Corporate Foundation with a research mission, we feel responsible to focus on the wellbeing of our employees. We offer you a career with variety and creative freedom in a cooperative work environment. Your innovative ideas are the foundation for our success as a leading technology group.


You can expect interesting tasks and challenging projects, as well as motivated and friendly teams in fields that influence our future. Do you want to be successful with us?


SCHOTT North America, Inc. and SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation are both Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

SCHOTT’s inclusion philosophy promotes equal employment opportunity throughout the organization. Any form of unlawful employee harassment is prohibited.

SCHOTT endeavors to make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our careers website, please contact info@us.schott.com. Any inquiries regarding employment application status, resume submittal, open positions and any other general inquiries will not receive a response.

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