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PhD Internship

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Do you want to make an impact on products that consumers around the world can’t live without? Are you curious about the chemistry, technology and engineering behind some of the world’s best loved brands? Do you want to work for the company voted ‘The Best Workplace for Innovators’ in 2019 by Fast Company? Then we have the opportunity for you.

Internships at P&G UK

Interns from across our functions talk about the level of responsibility, the projects they got to work on and their personal highlights.

What you can expect:

What does it take to come up with some of the world’s most well-known brands? Well, a whole lot of science and engineering, to start. Our Researchers at P&G go to work, making and improving the products for billions of consumers who use products like Gillette, Ariel and Pampers every single day. We are talking big innovations, small bets, ground breaking technology, state-of-the-art labs, micro-scale plants and a team full of inventors to make this happen.

During 12 month post-doctoral placement you will be entrusted to work on real projects on some of our most loved brands at our UK Innovation Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Examples of Previous Projects:

  • Technology Development: Adsorption and desorption of perfumes into zeolite
  • Process Development: Development of a flexible hand making facility for a hygiene product
  • Concept Engineering - Design and development of creative new product device
  • Packaging & Device Development: Impact of bag design parameters on consumer acceptance
  • Analytical: Chemical characterisation of polymers and adhesives
  • Product Research: Investigate the properties of skin and hair. Suggest potential mechanisms and develop solutions to reduce post shave irritation.

What we offer you:

Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your projects from the beginning, you will be able to have an impact on the business from the beginning, working on projects given by the European team including senior leadership Technical focus – you will have the opportunity to put your technical skills to work on intellectually challenging problems working with our advanced technologies Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager, enabling you to grow in a multifunctional, diverse environment and developing your talents and ideas.

Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance.

Compensation & Benefits: you will receive a competitive internship salary as well as other benefits whilst you are with us Job Recommendation: successful candidates will be recommended for hire for a full time role with P&G.


Requirements (skills / experiences) for the role:

  • Students studying a PhD in scientific and engineering disciplines
  • Academic excellence at all stages throughout school and University education with a passion for research and innovation
  • Technical curiosity, creativity, innovation, initiative, communication, leadership and your collaboration skills.
  • Evidence of passion and achievements, particularly leadership, in academic and/or non- academic activities, short work experience or internships are a plus.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: RND00004597
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • PhD (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Newcastle
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Physics
  • Science

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