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Intern Electrochemistry & Analytics

Posted 21 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Purpose of the internship

You will join as a Electrochemistry & Analytics trainee to R&D Surface Innovation and Analytics team of AkzoNobel at Sassenheim (NL) and work on development of professional expertise on novel developments and sesnoring coatings. This project is in close collaboration with senior researchers in the Marine Protective Coatings & Expertise Center Corrosion. You will be trained on novel tachnologies, and will support the project team for use of state-of-the-art coatings for corrosion monitoring using data analytics. Technical background: Corrosion is one the major processes leading to material destruction/degradation. As a thermodynamically favorable process, corrosion is inevitable. Yet, it can be kinetically controlled through appropriate mitigation methods. Protective coatings are one of such mitigating measures, playing a critical role in asset protection. Despite the protection offered by coatings they are prone to damage. Additionally, corrosion can occur before the coating is fully degraded. Hence real-time monitoring of corrosion, coatings and associated parameters is of outmost importance in structural health evaluation. With this new project, we focus on enabling the coatings and corrosion monitoring via active coatings and analytics.

  • Duration internship: 9 - 12 months
  • Start date: to be determined together with the intern.

What do you bring?

  • You are currently doing a Master in physics, material science, chemistry or a related field with a good understanding of electrochemistry and data analytics methods.
  • Beyond these role specific attributes, you are a proactive and persistent self-starter, and a good communicator. You know how to communicate on different levels within an organization. You have strong hands-on mentality and have a high level of curiosity. You can work both in a team, as well as independently.
  • You can organize your work and possess creativity to deal with practical problems and have a strong drive to deliver. You have good written and spoken skills in English.

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • Monthly full-time allowance, plus travel work-from-home expenses
  • Work experience in an international company
  • Various training opportunities to improve your hard and soft skills in the workspace
  • Successful interns will be considered for positions within AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is the world's largest coatings and specialty chemicals company, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world.

Active in 150 countries
3,000 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 44 years