Internship: R&D (Research and Development)

  • Willem Einthovenstraat 11, 2342 BG Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at

Job Description

The Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials division produces print receptive top coatings (dedicated to the self- adhesive label market). 

As an intern, you need to synthesize or investigate blends of new polymers to substitute current PVC based product to increase specific performances. The ideal candidate is expected to support the technical leader of the project (development scientist) with the analytical laboratory work such as adhesion testing, FT-IR, contact angle, microscopy.



Position Requirements

We are looking for candidates who should be following a Bachelor or Master degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Engineering with a focus on the synthesis and materials characterization.

Also we expect you to have:

  • Prior lab experience in laboratory synthesis of organic molecules and polymers.

  • Ability to perform test on the major instrument techniques such as FTIR, GPC.

  • Ability to conduct laboratory experiments with minimal supervision with the utmost regards to safety.

  • Be safety-oriented, a fast learner and have the ability to follow established experimental protocols.

  • Proactive to take the lead, independent to take full responsibility of the lab work, team worker to network and communicate in global R&D organization.

  • Work and reporting will be done in English.

The preferred start date is the 15th of September 2019 and the ideal candidate is available for 5 days a week. Duration of internship is at least 9 months and can be combined with a thesis project. You will be based in our European HQ in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands.

Additional Information

Our offer

  • 410 euros per month compensation on full time basis

  • Commuting allowance (if applicable)

  • Wide range of learning opportunities

  • Team-oriented and international environment

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