A career with EMD Performance Materials is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Grow. Develop. Experience.
Maximize your potential for development and performance and take the chance of growing within our organization. During this 2-year Functional Graduate Program, you will follow an individual rotation plan within our Performance Materials business, gain international experience and be exposed to the business as well as our senior management team. On top, you will benefit from competent support by excellent business mentors, valuable training sessions tailored to foster your professional and personal development and will gain plenty of opportunity for networking.
During the program, you play an active role in developing new materials and applications as well as continuously improving our existing product portfolio for various product segments in the specialty chemicals and high-tech materials business. Do you want to work in a business with a portfolio which is as diverse as the colors of the rainbow?
Throughout this program, you get to know the multiple aspects of R&D (e.g. Product Development, Early Research, Application Support and Development).
After a first assignment at your home base on the East Coast you will have two more assignments in a different part of our Performance Materials business, one of them abroad in one of our global subsidiaries. You will get a broad perspective of the specialty chemistry world, be exposed to various technologies and applications, but also experience cultural differences and learn to effectively collaborate in a diverse, global organization. During all assignments, you will actively contribute to various projects and our core business, objectives being set and you making a contribution to the overall success of Performance Materials.
Start of the Program: Spring 2019
Who you are:
● PhD/Master’s degree in natural science or related fields (business administration skills are a plus)
● Flexible and collaborative team player willing to go the extra mile to drive projects to success
● International experience and fluency in English (other language skills are a plus)
● First practical experience as a R&D intern in the hi-tech industry
● High motivation, curiosity and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!
Curious? Apply and find more information at come2emd.com
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