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PhD Ink Manufacturing Chemist Intern

Location(s):
Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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Category: Administration
Job ID: UNIV578
Posted: November 15, 2022

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You must be enrolled in a university program working towards or be within 1 year since receiving a PhD degree.

***Internships can vary in time and depend on the availability of the student***

Job Description

The ink manufacturing operations team is seeking a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering PhD candidate or recipient for a one year internship in HP’s Print business.

Projects will focus on the manufacturing and development of inks and fluids that provide industry-leading performance at best costs for HP’s inkjet and 3D print product lines. The successful candidate will apply subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and recommend appropriate options and will work on problems of diverse complexity and scope.  Candidate will have ownership of discrete projects and is expected to handle most unique situations. They will have an assigned mentor in whom to seek guidance and advice in order to be successful.

Responsibilities

  • Drive the design of changes affecting the quality, availability and cost of inks and fluids manufactured at external suppliers and HP internal facilities.  Lead system qualification and coordinate technical activities.
  • Collaborate and communicate with management regarding design status, project progress, and issue resolution.
  • Infrequent travel may be required to HP manufacturing locations, partner printer divisions, external suppliers and conferences.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will be from a PhD program in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with a strong technical background. Manufacturing and other interdisciplinary work a plus.
  • Candidates with education, thesis work or job experience in the following areas are of particular interest: Formulation, characterization of submicron particle systems and particle interactions at the nano-scale, pigment chemistry, film-forming mechanisms and characterization, and/or knowledge in color science.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced product development environment
  • Ability to work and effectively interact (remotely, as needed) with team members from other disciplines, projects, organizations, cultures, and companies
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork/interpersonal, communication and technical skills
  • Resourceful, creative, and flexible
  • Fluency in English

Our group is part of a global organization developing and manufacturing products in support of many different HP print markets.  While we work directly across several sites, this project will partner primarily with colleagues in our Corvallis, Oregon location.  The Corvallis site is home to 8 buildings where research, development, and manufacturing blend together, where MEMS are fabricated next to high-speed industrial printing presses, and where picoliters of fluids can be accurately dispensed next to tanks manufacturing kiloliters of inks.

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HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world united in creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Our history: HP’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion – it’s just who we are. From the boardroom to factory floor, we create a culture where everyone is respected and where people can be themselves, while being a part of something bigger than themselves. We celebrate the notion that you can belong at HP and bring your authentic self to work each and every day. When you do that, you’re more innovative and that helps grow our bottom line. Come to HP and thrive!

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