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Post-Doctorate Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Intern

Job ID 3032737 Primary Location San Diego, California, United States of America Date posted 11/30/2018

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At HP Inc., we exist to amaze. Through the people we hire, the experiences we enable, the way we treat our customers and each other, and ultimately through the technology we create.

As an Intern in the Industrial, Commercial, and Enterprise Printing Lab located in San Diego, California you will be working with a team of engineers and scientists developing exciting new technologies.   Areas of focus currently include ink, polymer and coating development for revolutionary high-speed industrial printing solutions.

Our printing technologies expand across a wide range of commercial and industrial markets.  These markets present new opportunities for multi-disciplinary innovation - ink and media formulation, electronics, micro-fluidics and thermal sciences.  Our lab is a place for creative minds with the drive, energy and inspiration to expand printing technologies to new markets and new applications.

Job Description

HP has an opening for a Chemistry Post-Doctoral Intern in the Industrial, Commercial, and Enterprise Printing Lab located in San Diego, California. In this position, you will use your background in chemistry, materials science or chemical engineering while working in an R&D environment.  You will be responsible to develop, implement and troubleshoot chemicals, materials and processes for the development of new digital printing technology.

Job responsibilities for this position include:


  • Working in a team environment supporting new product development and stabilization efforts
  • Demonstrating a high level of innovation and initiative in identifying, responding to, and resolving new product and process development issues
  • Documentation of experiment and project results using specified formats and data storage systems
  • Communicating effectively, via verbal and written means, with management, coworkers, and suppliers

Materials Science and Chemical Formulation 

  • Carrying out, and assisting in the design of, laboratory experiments to develop new chemical and material formulations that are targeted to meet specified design criteria
  • Designing and implementing efficient experiments and test methods for chemical and material properties testing, characterization, and failure analysis that facilitate product and process development
  • Resolving technical issues associated with components, parts, raw materials, and instrumentation
  • Testing finished prototype and commercial materials for quality and performance characteristics
  • Analysis of chemical and material qualification and performance testing data using statistical methods

Education and Experience Required: 

Education and Experience

Recent graduate postdoctoral degree completed  

Specific knowledge about or experience working in any of the following areas is desired:

  • Polymer (acrylic latex, polyurethane, polyamide, water-based, solvent-based, UV-curable) material formulation and/or synthesis
  • Coating process technology development and application
  • Ceramic material development, testing, and applications
  • Familiarity with use of specific analytical instrumentation (e.g. FTIR, HPLC, GC, SEM, thermal analysis) for materials characterization and failure analysis

Demonstrated abilities in the following areas:

  • Applying technical skills and understanding of the fundamentals involved in chemistry or materials science
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Working independently to achieve desired results from general objectives
  • Communicating effectively in both verbal and written formats
  • Recording experimental set-up, data, observations, and results in a lab notebook
  • Documenting work by putting together summary reports and presentations