Internship: R&D (Research and Development)

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

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science 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 more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at

Job Description

You will join Avery Dennison LGM (Labels and Graphic Materials) team that produces print receptive coatings. You will help develop new coatings by supporting the technical leader through producing scaled and analytical laboratory work.  Your task will include:

  • Synthesis and characterization of polymers on a lab scale

  • Analyze physical and chemical properties according to the project test protocols.

  • Perform application tests to correlate performance of the final product with polymer structure.


  • Following a Bachelor/Master degree in Chemistry or Polymer Engineering with a focus on the synthesis and materials characterization is preferred.
  • Highly motivated and creative thinkers. 

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

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

  • Able to conduct lab experiments independently with minimal supervision.

  • Be safety-oriented, a fast learner and thoroughly follow established experimental protocols.

  • Strongly proactive and communicative!

  • Work and reporting will be done in English, Dutch is a plus.

Earliest start date is the 14th September 2020. Available for 6 months, working for 5 days a week. You will be based in our European HQ in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands.

Additional Information

What you can get!

  • 410€/Month

  • Commuting allowance (if applicable)

  • On site training for intern!

  • Friendly environment! (we don’t bite)

  • Intern community + events!

  • Superb international acquaintances!


Only applications in English will be considered! 

Applicants need to be registered as students at a university for the whole duration of the internship.

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