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Intern / Master's thesis student in the field of bioproduct purification

Date: Feb 27, 2021

Location: Hanau, DE

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Intern / Master's thesis student in the field of bioproduct purification

The term of employment is limited to 3 - 6 months.


Location: Germany : Hanau

Function: Engineering; Production & Technology

Career Level: Students

Legal Entity: Evonik Operations GmbH

Business Line: Process Technology & Engineering


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Preparative chromatography


  • Screening and evaluation of adsorbents
  • Simulation and application of (continuous) chromatographic separation processes
  • Experimental validation of purification processes on a laboratory and pilot plant scale
  • Scale-up, process and plant design
  • Documentation and presentation of results


Selective crystallization


  • Measuring and modeling of phase equilibria
  • Plan, set up, conduct and evaluate batch and continuous crystallization on a laboratory and pilot plant scale
  • Evaluation and optimization of in-situ measuring techniques with respect to regulation issues
  • Characterization of particle properties in collaboration with various specialist departments
  • Documentation and presentation of results


Process synthesis


  • Design optimized purification processes by interlinking appropriate procedures such as ultrafiltration, chromatography, adsorption,
  •  crystallization and others
  • Benchmarking and optimization, as well as comparison, of process variants from a technical and business viewpoint
  • Documentation and presentation of results


  • A minimum of 120 ECTS points in a Bachelor program – preferably in the field of process engineering/biological and chemical engineering
  • Interest in dealing with issues surrounding the purification of biotechnologically produced products 
  • Experience in the named fields would be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Basic software skills (MS Office)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team Initiative, good sense of responsibility, flexible   

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.

Please address your application to Fabienne Ebbinghaus. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Recruiting Center Team at  0800 2386645 (germany only) or +49 201 177 4200.


Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.