Research & Development/Sciences
063916 Requisition #
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Georgia Pacific is seeking a Research Scientist at our Gypsum Laboratory in Decatur, GA.  Research Scientists create value by identifying, developing, and commercializing market-focused innovative solutions for GP’s Gypsum building products industry. Research Scientists use creative and inventive skills to conceptualize and engage the scientific method to profitably translate existing and new chemical technologies into our market-space. This role is based out of our Decatur Technical Center (just outside Atlanta, GA). The Decatur center primarily focuses on Georgia-Pacific R&D efforts and includes a state-of-the-art analytical lab with extensive application testing capabilities.  As a market leader, Georgia-Pacific has the analytical, statistical and process tools, assets, and commitment for you to be a successful contributor and create value. At Georgia-Pacific, you will play a key role in the product development cycle from idea generation through new product commercialization.  If you aspire to use your analytical skills and creativity to drive innovation, we are interested in learning more about you!


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Leading technical development project work and advance projects from scouting to commercialization
  • Demonstrating the virtues and talents consistent with Georgia-Pacific’s Market Based Management (MBM®) and Guiding Principles
  • Executing Research & development project planning
  • Conducting and coordinating laboratory experiments and manufacturing facility trials
  • Leveraging strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with coworkers of various technical levels and business partners with the potential for leadership opportunities
  • Demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills
What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
  • Three (3) or more years industry and product development experience
  • Experience demonstrating Design of Experiment (DOE) skills
  • Application of mechanistic concepts in organic chemistry as applied to polymers and interaction with inorganic materials
  • Experience using statistical analysis


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) or more years’ industrial experience in a technical research and development role, preferably in the Building Products Industry
  • Experience and knowledge of building materials and construction science

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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
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