Senior Scientist II, Glass


Granville, OH, US, 43023-1200

Function:  Research and Development
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62869


Job Title: Senior Scientist II, Glass

Revision Date: 06/10/2024




The role of Senior Scientist II for Glass is a key position within Owens Corning’s R&D organization responsible for glass development and the material inputs to making glass.  Responsibilities include development of new glasses, experimental design and analysis, creation of empirical models, identifying novel glass-making materials (both virgin and recycled), and technical mentorship.  The successful candidate will work across OC’s glass platforms and material needs, taking a leading role in developing solutions to challenging problems that turn knowledge into value.  The job is located in Granville, OH.  Travel requirements are expected to be 10-20%, including domestic and international travel to support R&D and business priorities.


Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success.  We are a market-leading innovator that has been placed on the Fortune 500® every year since it was established.  Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place.  We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.  A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people.  Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization.  By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.


Reports to: Glass S&T Leader


Span of Control:  Individual Contributor




Research & Technical Project Leadership

  • Integrate our collective technical know-how as an organization into a specific business opportunity, making evidence-based decisions.
  • Apply deep knowledge and insight of internal/external technologies and customers to boost OC’s technical, financial, and organizational performance.  Connects performance proof to the value proposition and customer’s needs.
  • Lead and oversee research projects from conception to completion, providing technical expertise, guidance, and strategic direction to achieve business goals.
  • Analyze experimental data, interpret results, and draw meaningful conclusions, while ensuring the highest level of data integrity and quality.
  • Lead through ambiguity, applying critical thinking to make the best choice based on data.
  • Balance practical and theoretical approaches when making decisions.  Proactively share knowledge and steps forward to participate in any project activities to get the job done.


Innovation and Discovery

  • Build, refine, and own the fundamental understanding of our materials and how they influence our processes and products.
  • Contribute to the development of novel methodologies, technologies, and scientific approaches to solve complex problems.
  • Proactive in protecting Owens Corning’s intellectual property and has a clear view on how IP connects to business benefits.
  • Foster collaboration within and outside the organization, working closely with cross-functional teams to achieve research objectives.





  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Glass Science, Ceramic Science, Materials Science, or similar technical field.
  • 5+ years of experience in R&D.
  • Proven track record of leading successful research projects.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and data interpretation skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with grant writing and securing research funding is a plus.



  • Strong knowledge of batch raw material and glass reactions.
  • Understanding a wide range of analytical equipment and techniques used to study glasses and glass-making materials.
  • Broad experience with glass-making materials (both raw & recycled) to be used in OC’s global operational network, including processing and handling.
  • Demonstrates strong project leadership skills.
  • Skilled in use of statistical tools such as Minitab, JMP, or Python.



About Owens Corning

Masonite is now proudly part of Owens Corning. Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our four integrated businesses – Roofing, Insulation, Doors, and Composites – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with more than 25,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.