At Church & Dwight UK Ltd we are committed to attracting, rewarding, developing and retaining top talent.

Development Chemist Intern

Closing date: 27/12/2017

We are seeking an intern to join our Research & Development department, based in Folkestone, Kent on a 12 month contract starting in August 2018.

As a Development Chemist Intern, you will work on a diverse range of tasks which will further your knowledge and skills as well as adding value to our business. During the internship you will receive a tailored induction as well as regular feedback and reviews with your supervisor.

As part of our Research & Development Team, you will be working on tasks such as:


• Checking and carrying out calibrations of equipment and carrying out routine checks of equipment.

• Understanding how the equipment works and when to use it.

• Organisation of chemical disposal.

• Placing products on stability both from new developments and existing production runs over a variety of formats e.g. aerosols, liquids, lotions, tubes.

• Filling samples – preparation of formulations for stability so gaining understanding the formulation of a range of products.

• Ordering of chemicals and supplies for the lab & maintaining general lab tidiness.

• Assistance of pilot manufacture when required.

• Exposure to project meetings and discussions with marketing, project managers, production etc.


Who we are looking for

We welcome applications from current students looking to undertake an industry placement year and also graduates seeking their first Development Chemist opportunity.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an undergraduate/postgraduate ideally in Cosmetic Science.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate a “can do” attitude and desire to continuously improve.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Have an enquiring mind.
  • Be competent in MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


If you would like to apply for this opportunity and have a valid European passport or a student visa that allows you to undertake an internship opportunity, please contact our HR Team explaining why you would like to work with Church & Dwight UK and attaching a current CV to:



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