Science and Research Placements - Derby at Lubrizol

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
10th January 2019
East Midlands
Hazelwood, Derby
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
Role May Involve
Chemistry Science/Research

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Science and Research Placements - Derby

Component Science

As a student within the Component Science department, previously known as Chemical Synthesis, you will use your creativity and problem-solving skills to discover new and exciting chemistry through organic synthesis and process development. You will be regularly interacting with commercial, analytical and performance testing departments across the globe to interpret analytical results and create formal experimental write ups.

Applied and Strategic Research

Within the Applied and Strategic Research department, previously known as Applied Sciences, you will use your creativity and problem-solving skills to develop and test novel chemistries and new technologies. You will be part of a diverse and innovative team of skilled professionals who you will work with on a daily basis, as well as other students. Throughout the year you will be working on a range of innovative projects with different focus areas under the guidance of an experienced research scientist and you will evaluate the performance of the products which you have helped to develop.

Blend Test Services

Working within the Blend Test Services department, you will be part of a skilled team of lab technicians, chemists and senior researchers, who perform, develop and create a diverse set of physical and analytical chemistry tests to evaluate our products. You will be responsible for the accurate performance of physical and analytical tests on Lubrizol products and will report test findings to internal customers. Your work will help to influence industry standards for vehicle fluids by developing new tests and increasing understanding of current practices.

At Lubrizol, we have a wide range of placements available across a number of different disciplines. At our Hazelwood site, for Science and Chemistry students, we also offer an office based Regulatory Compliance role, which assists Lubrizol’s commitment to the health, safety and environmental aspects of our chemistries.

Our Manchester site, Blackley, home to our Advanced Materials research and development centre for excellence offers three lab based roles within our Performance Coatings Group. These are Research Chemist, Applications Chemist and Scientist in Paper and Textiles Applications.

If you are interested in our non-science based opportunities, we also offer placements within Engineering, Business and IT.

About Lubrizol

At Lubrizol, we understand there is always an opportunity to be better. We are deeply committed to working with our customers to develop and deliver solutions that improve everyday experiences, and, ultimately, improve lives. We continue to strive towards understanding the wants and needs of customers and through better collaboration, chemistry, testing and processes, deliver the right innovation to meet those needs. We have approximately 9000 employees worldwide and deliver to over 100 different countries, with offices globally.

We know that Lubrizol isn’t a common household name, so it might surprise you that our products and technologies are in things that you use every day, such as fluids in the vehicles you drive or everyday shampoos and medicines to clothing and even electronic devices throughout your home.

Our people really make the difference.

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