Research & Development Internship

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Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins.
At our Allentown site, we are currently looking for a Research & Development Internship to be a part of our growing team.



Job Responsibilities 

  • Develop an analytical method to determine the compatibility of Asphalt with Vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer.
  • Utilize inhouse Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) to determine and correlate the effect of Glass Transition Temperature on compatibility.
  • Prepare samples of Asphalt with varying compositions of Vinyl acetate ethylene copolymers for DSC analysis and for rheological measurements.
  • Benchmark with competitive chemistry e.g. Styrene Butadiene
  • Secondary:  Particle size characterization of Re-dispersible Polymer Powders
  • Update database of particle sizes for existing polymer powder products
  • Support day to day activities for development of polymer powders e.g. Ash measurement, Solids content, Viscosity, Particle size measurements.


Job Qualifications

  • Rising junior or senior in college
  • Preferred majors; Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science and Technology


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations !


We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 22772 



The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown