Internship (m/f) for application laboratory UV filters and cosmetic actives

Posted 05 Mar 2019

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 189203


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 53,000 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.

Your role: UV filters are inorganic / organic solid or liquid components widely used in cosmetic formulations in order to protect the skin against harmful UVB, UVA rays, High Energy Visible and Infrared Light.

In order to objectively elaborate their properties, such as emulsion stability, skin feel, transparence, photo stability, SPF/ UVA-PF performance various methods are used and require a solid knowledge in physic and chemistry. A new in vitro SPF method proposed by Cosmetic Europe should be compared with the existing methods.

Furthermore, the work includes the evaluation of actives like anti-inflammatory, tanning agents, antioxidants and anti-aging raw materials of synthetic or natural source into different cosmetic formulations (e.g. emulsions, gels, water free formulations, masks, powders, shampoos, lip sticks), elaborating their influence and writing of work protocols.

Who you are:

  • Student (Bachelor) in Chemistry/Cosmetic Science, Pharmacy, or a related field. 
  • High interest in the cosmetic industry
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques for working at the bench with strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

Start: 1st of October 2019 until 30th of September 2020)

What we offer: Your possibilities to develop in our growing company are just as manifold as our product portfolio. We offer a modern and international working environment to unleash your innovative potential in diverse teams, and take responsibility for our employees, products, the environment and society.

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