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Research & Development

With more than 45 core technologies—and growing—we’re at the forefront of innovation in nearly every industry you can imagine. In Research & Development, you’ll be part of a constant flow of new ideas, making your mark on a product pipeline that touches millions and millions of people around the world. For just one example, we’re responsible for 32 components in every laptop computer. And at 3M, the ideas don’t stop—40 percent of our sales in 2011 came from markets we weren’t even in five years ago. That explains why Thomson Reuters named 3M among the “2011 Top 100 Global Innovators.” And why, if you’re a technologically savvy professional, you should explore the opportunities in Research & Development at 3M.

Join us and work on exciting technologies at the heart of tomorrow's most creative products in areas like:

  • Biotechnology and Health Sciences
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Electronic Systems and Optical Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymers and Adhesives

We have opportunities in:

  • Division Product Development Laboratories
  • Corporate Research Laboratories
  • Materials Laboratory
  • Process Laboratory
  • Analytical Laboratory
  • Software, Electronics and Mechanical Systems Laboratory

View our positions in Research & Development.

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