Princeton Graduate Internship - Polymer Degradatio

at Waters Technologies Corporation in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Princeton Graduate Internship - Polymer Degradation
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Company Name 
Research and Development
US-DE-New Castle
Temporary Full-Time


In the midst of a materials revolution innovation is moving forward at an unprecedented speed. Over the next decade the rapid advancement in materials will have a massive impact.
TA Instruments and Waters are working together to aid this advancement. Supporting a wide array of markets and measurements to meet the most demanding applications.
Our instrumentation unparalleled in performance, precision and versatility can help you move forward fast to become a key player in the development of these new materials.

No matter the market, no matter the material, no matter the application TA Instruments and Waters will be there creating tomorrow with the tools of today.
Waters Corporation is always looking to hire the best and brighest future talent of our company.

The expectation is that the internship will be mutually beneficial, and Waters will benefit from the diverse ideas of graduate students in conjunction with meaningful project deliverables. You will be responsible to help identify and evaluate characterization methods for polymer degradation.




Assist with design of experiments and sample identification
Characterization of commonly recycled polymers and their degradation products using thermal analysis, IR, and mass spectroscopy techniques
Assist with data analysis from spectroscopic, thermal analysis, and rheological testing




Available to work full-time Monday through Friday June 6, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Pursuing a PhD or Master's degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the Princeton University Graduate Program
Eager to learn and take initiative
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
Ability to work a hybrid model (50% remote, 50% onsite)
Willingness to travel to TA Instrument's home office in New Castle, DE and/or Waters Immerse Delaware Lab in Newark, DE


Company Description


Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 970119

Posted On: May 12, 2022

Updated On: Jun 05, 2022