22-06-2020

Internship Home Care - inulin

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Are you a 3rd year university of applied sciences (HBO) or 4th year MBO student Chemistry/  chemical engineering? And are you looking for a challenging internship starting beginning Sept of 2020 for a duration of 20 weeks? Cosun R&D offers you an interesting assignment!
 
What are you going to do?
From cotton to silk, the fabrics in your wardrobe need specific care these days. Where in the past cleaning was key, now, they need to smell fresh, feel clean and colors have to shine. The fabric care market has changed enormously last decade. Consumers are constantly looking for better performance, whilst making the tasks like ironing and washing less time consuming. On the contrary formulations need to be more sustainable since all ingredients end-up in the surface water. This clearly results in numbers of challenges where hygiene, water usage, lower washing temperatures, new ingredients, concentrated formulations, and shorter wash cycles are most important these days.
 
In your thesis, you will investigate and screen a product from the Cosun Biobased Product group which has the potential to keep soil residues in solution, a so called anti-redeposition polymer. You will investigate or optimize different inclusion levels, grades, and soils types at our lab equipment in the Cosun Innovation Centre to find the best match.
The ultimate goal of your thesis is to benchmark the Cosun Biobased Products ingredient against other market standards to create a value proposition that triggers new potential clients.
 
Who are you
You are a 3rd year university of applied sciences (HBO) or 4th year MBO student, with affinity for and proven experience with lab scale application/ product development. You are studying chemical engineering or related , or similar. You are available for an internship, for the duration of 20 weeks.
                                                           
Furthermore we ask:
  • A pro-active, independent attitude and drive;
  • Flexible, creative problem solver with eye for details
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and/or Dutch
  • Knowledge of- and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Where are you going to work?
Cosun R&D is the knowledge and expertise center of Cosun, situated in the Cosun Innovation Center in Dinteloord. Cosun R&D provides services to the Cosun business groups and their customers by sharing its know-how and experience in a wide ranges of (R&D) competences. With this knowledge, our colleagues at Cosun R&D help coordinate and initiate research and development Cosun wide. Additionally, Cosun R&D works together with the business groups to develop new and innovative applications of biomass. Our Cosun Innovation Center facilitates in experimental set ups for process analyses, research laboratories, a pilot plant and our very own bakery, for testing new concepts. You can count on a challenging assignment and personal attention and guidance.

Location?
During your internship you will be located at our Cosun Innovation Center in Dinteloord.

How to apply
Are you interested in this challenging assignment? Please apply directly through the job description on www.werkenbijcosun.nl to submit your CV and motivation letter. Richard Bakx (HR officer) will take your application into consideration. For more information about this position, please contact Ruben Vermeij, Applied & Formulation engineer +31629203816