Science and Research - Chemist Placements - Derby at Lubrizol

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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East Midlands
Hazelwood - Derby
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Chemistry Science/Research

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Science and Research - Chemist Placements - Derby

Chemical Synthesis

As a student within the Chemical Synthesis department, 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 Chemical 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 two lab based roles within our Performance Coatings Group. These are Research Chemist and Applications Chemist.

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


You must be studying towards a chemistry related degree and be achieving a 2:1 or above.

About Lubrizol

At Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, our specialty chemicals expertise enhances practically every facet of life, from the way you move from place to place, to how you take care of yourself, to how you work.

Every day we work to solve tough performance challenges, creating unique formulations and developing new products that will bring greater reliability, efficiency and wellness to billions of lives around the world. You’ll find our materials and technologies in the vehicles you drive, the shampoos, creams and lotions you use, the medicines you take, the clothes you wear and the electronic devices and plumbing systems you rely on.

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