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Contract Chemist Agro Homecare

Date: Jun 25, 2019

Location: Richmond, VA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Contract Chemist Agro Homecare


Location: United States : Richmond, VA

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Graduates (< 2 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Silica


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.

Click here to learn more about Evonik from our employees

We are seeking an innovative, self starter to join our team within the Resource Efficiency segment. The principal accountabilities of the position will support the Applied Technology group and specifically our SIPERNAT® and AEROSIL® silica products in developing new formulations with our customers.

These products are widely used in many areas in the Chemical industry.  They are used to improve the range of creativity for the Formulation Scientist.  They improve product quality, extend shelf-life, reduce production cost, improve delivery and efficacy of active ingredients, and change rheology.

We are currently searching for a Scientist Intern to work on their own projects as well as help others perform various types of lab work.  To learn more about our products visit:   and



  • Plan, perform and document laboratory work in a professional manner using lab notebooks, databases, and other programs.

  • Learn a variety of test and processing methods to make appropriate formulations and scientific conclusions.

  • Write reports and presentations to communicate your results internally and at conferences.



  • This is a one year commitment renewable for one year. 
  • We require the ability to work at least 20 hours per week during the school year and full time in the summer. 
  • We are looking for a junior or senior Chemistry or Chemical Engineering major or recent graduate. 
  • Relevant course work:  organic and inorganic chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics and labs. 
  • Work experience, interest in formulation and physical testing, independent research experience and knowledge of homecare and agriculture products a plus.   
  • Good oral, written, presentation and computer skills a must. 

Your Application

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Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond