You are currently studying for a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Material Science. Any knowledge related to formulation science or silicone chemistry is a plus.
You have a good working knowledge of English. You have experience working in a lab and have an interest in formulation. Safety is our top priority, other desired attributes are critical thinking, troubleshooting, and organization. An individual contributor that is also a good team player is required.
The candidate should demonstrate a passion for chemistry and applying innovative ideas.
This offer is not limited to graduation year students, more junior candidates will also be considered, based on talents and competencies.
You can start between February and May 2023 for a period of 6 months (exact timing to be discussed).
Research & Development Internship – High-efficiency silicone antifoams
We are looking for you, an ambitious master’s student (m/f), to support Dow Silicones’ business by doing an internship project on silicones’ antifoams for our location in Seneffe, Belgium.
Dow is offering great career opportunities in a global and international environment.
The department that will welcome you is the Product Development group for Emulsions, Blends and Powders specializes in the development of silicones antifoams and emulsions used in a broad range of applications: detergents, hair shampoos, and conditioners, skin care, construction chemicals, pulp washing, textile, coatings, and leather.
Silicones are well-known foam control agents used in various industries (detergency, pulp & paper, coatings, etc). This internship will focus on the characterization of the behavior of these antifoams in the function of parameters such as temperature and shear in a given foaming media. The characterization will include interfacial measurements and observation techniques, together with some performance measurement Relationship between characterization results and performance data will need to be established, and guidelines to achieve optimum performance proposed.
The intern will spend most of his/her time in the laboratory experimenting with formulations and application testing, optimizing characterization techniques, while consolidating the project with literature searches to validate the technical hypothesis. The intern will review the results with the antifoam team regularly and present the findings to a larger audience at the end of the internship.
If you are interested to support Dow in finding new ways to tackle challenges in silicone antifoams, join our team in Seneffe!
Dow’s internships offer you the opportunity to:
Gain hands-on experience in formulation science and emulsions characterization methods.
Explore Career Opportunities – by working in the field you have chosen, you will receive an inside look at your potential career path
Network – meet a variety of people in your chosen profession through your internship, allowing you to form relationships you can build on in the future
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