Internship Bio-polymers R&D
Winterthur, Switzerland
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Internship Bio-polymers R&D - Full Time - Winterthur, Switzerland

At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future.

Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.

Join our Biopolymers R&D team within Chemtech division in Switzerland as R&D Engineering Internship to help us take our Bio-based and Recycling Innovation Group to the next level.

In this role you will be accountable for :

Supporting our R&D engineers in activities related to bio-monomer and bio-polymer production. Biopolymers have aroused increasing attentions nowadays and stood out as a renewable alternative to the fossil-based plastics, which brings detrimental impacts throughout their life cycles in the form of land and water pollution, carbon emissions and toxins released upon incineration.

In this Internship, you will be contributing to various scales of experimentations (from lab to bench to pilot scale), making happen the production process of these novel bio-monomers / polymers.

You will also be responsible to conduct analytics and characterization of the products, visualizing and quantifying their impacts.

Along the project, you will also prepare presentation slides, key findings, and documentation to connect with potential partners and participate at meetings.

The internship is intended to begin from 1st September 2021 and last for six consecutive months.

To succeed in this role, you will need :

We are looking for excellent (final year) master or PhD students with a major in chemistry / material science / chemical engineering / process engineering along with a solid understanding in polymer chemistry.

You should have laboratory experience in conducting organic chemistry experiments and in using various chromatographic equipment (GC / HPC / GPC).

You should also be able to work remotely with MS Office 365. Your capability to work independently with reaction model development in Matlab / Python would be advantageous.

Your benefits :

  • 25 days holiday / year
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to a wide range of discounts on Everyday Shopping, Entertainment and Lifestyle
  • No visa or work permit support can be provided for this role.

    Have a question about the role? Reach out to Kitti Szekeres at +41 (0) 52 262 31 53. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

    83% of our employees recommend Sulzer as a good place to work so come and join our story, starting today!

    About us

    Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types.

    Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe.

    Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.

    3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX : SUN).


    The Chemtech division is the global market leader in innovative mass transfer, static mixing and polymer solutions for petrochemicals, refining and LNG.

    Chemtech is also leading the way in ecological solutions such as biopolymers as well as textile and plastic recycling, contributing to a circular economy.

    Our product offering ranges from technology licensing to process components all the way to complete separation process plants.

    Customer support ranges from engineering and field services to tray and packing installation, tower maintenance, welding and plant turnaround projects ensuring minimal downtime.

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