Research and Development Careers

Research and Development Careers

Research & Development at Dow is at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, and attracts some of the finest researchers from around the world to its state-of-the-art facilities. We rethink what is possible at the molecular level to create breakthrough products and processes that impact the world around us. Dow scientists and engineers are among the most decorated in the industry for product discoveries, advancements, and lifetime achievements. Researchers collaborate on cutting-edge technology to develop sustainable market-driven scientific and technical innovations.

What Makes R&D at Dow Different?

By consistently investing in world-class resources and people, our innovation engine sets the stage for delivering long-term value to our stockholders while maintaining high standards of social, ethical and environmental performance. Dow’s unmatched innovation pipeline allows our researchers to explore their ideas while helping the company win in the markets of tomorrow.

Research & Development at Dow offers scientists and engineers unlimited possibilities to discover, create and develop while being supported by a culture with a strategic focus, reliable operations, financial discipline, robust innovation, strong leadership at every level, and recognition and reward for results. Dow is also known as one of the largest R&D investors in the global chemical industry. In fact, Dow’s investment in high-throughput research capabilities has dramatically shortened the time spent in early R&D and has continued to improve R&D productivity, leading to new products in coatings, electronics, performance plastics, and more.

R&D centers around the world support Dow’s innovation and growth objectives. Our exploratory and business-driven research leads to new or improved products that impact the lives of millions of people while creating business value for Dow. We focus on developing products and solutions that make sustainable improvements in the world, significantly helping to solve challenges such as alternative energy, affordable and adequate food supply, suitable housing, safe drinking water, and improved personal health and safety.

Professional Roles

We offer many diverse opportunities for professional growth. Opportunities in Research & Development include:

Corporate Research And Development
Work on the discovery of new technologies and the enhancement of current product platforms to create the products of the future.

Commercial Research And Application Development
Researchers help to assess customer needs and either match current product solutions to meet their needs or create innovative new products for emerging requirements.

Technical Service And Development
Support customer needs by helping to develop new products and providing technical knowledge on the use, handling and management of Dow products.

Information Research
Dow's Information Research (IR) group provides Information Technology and Information Management based solutions to drive value and accelerate discovery in the Research & Development (R&D) organizations throughout Dow. Information Research is comprised of two main groups: Research Computing and Technical Information Services.

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