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Research & Development Researcher 2013-2014 Co-op Opportunities

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Employer:  Procter & Gamble
Job Ref:  RND00002499
Industry:  Internships
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  United States
State/Province:  Ohio
City:  Cincinnati
07/25/2013 08:03 AM
Most people think of everyday actions as ordinary. We don't. For 175 years, we have been innovating for the seemingly ordinary... detergent, toothpaste, diapers, shampoo... and so much more. All because we believe that with the benefits of our everyday products, ordinary actions can have extraordinary effects. We call this The Everyday Effect™. We believe everyone deserves an extraordinary day, every day. Join us in creating extraordinary moments every day. P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands, and operates in approximately 75 countries worldwide. With the strongest portfolio of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Pantene®, Gillette®, Oral-B®, and Old Spice®.

We employ nearly 8,000 Research & Development (R&D) employees in 11 countries around the globe. We have state-of-the-art innovation centers and more depth and breadth in science and technology resources than any consumer products company in the world, resulting in over 55,000 patents and applications globally. Our science, Scientists, Engineers, and Researchers consistently receive numerous prestigious awards.

Each year Procter & Gamble hires co-ops into R&D to work on challenging projects. These projects are intended to give you a chance to utilize your academic training to make a meaningful contribution to the business. Further, you will be able to fulfill the industrial work experience component of your co-op program whie gaining practical work experience related to your academic major and career goals. As an R&D Researcher co-op, you will be responsible for a key project the minute you walk in the door and experience first hand the role of a full-time R&D Researcher. Net, our co-op program provides you with the opportunity to experience the real work of R&D and develop problem solving and project management skills, while giving you a strong understanding of the CPG industry, as well as the P&G culture.

In R&D, you may have the opportunity to work in any of the following technical fields:

Analytical Researchers conduct chemical, biological, and physical tests of new and/or improved technologies or products using state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation. Researchers in this field develop and validate new analytical or physical measurement methods for products and package design and statistically evaluate and report data.

Product Researchers perform work focused at the consumer/product interface. They develop a clear understanding of consumer product needs and convert those needs into technical product specifications, package design, and predictive methods. These researchers design and carry out consumer research studies, identify target consumer, establish performance criteria at the right value, and translate consumer feecback into new and/or improved product ideas, formulations, claims, and demos.

Packaging Researchers develop innovative, technically sophisticated packaging, materials and design. They develop cost effective packages and delivery systems that improve performance, stability, and usability of our products, while supporting the environment. These researchers leverage material and design work to develop superior packaging for new and/or existing products.

Formulation Researchers develop chemical and mechanical processes required for formulation and manufacture of consumer products and industrial intermediates. Work includes experimental design, characterization of raw materials, and working with suppliers. They design formulations in laboratory and pilot plants, leading to scale-up at manufacturing plants.

Process Researchers convert ideas, concepts, and technologies into commercially feasible processes. They execute tests to generate process and material learnings to support product development on test stands, and full scale equipment. These researchers perform very hands on roles which include mechanical construction and re-configuration of flexible platform based equipment and maintenance and repair.

Biology Researchers use a variety of research and development applications in the discovery of new products; assay and model development; efficacy testing; and product evaluations. These researchers specialize in tissue culture, recombinant DNA, biology, microbiology, toxicology, clinical design and monitoring, and immunoassay techniques.

Procter & Gamble generally seeks to hire individuals that are in good standing at their university and field of study. This typically means people with an overall G.P.A. of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Successfully candidates will be willing to travel on the job.

At P&G our Internship Program is our largest source for full time hires. Intern/Co-Op sessions are considered temporary employment, with a predicted ending point. No full-time employment commitments are made; however, depending on satisfactory completion of certain criteria, candidates may be considered for full-time positions upon graduation. Former co-ops receive an outstanding compensation and benefits package upon returning to P&G full time.

To learn more about this career path, click here.

Qualifications Candidates must be working toward the completion of an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree in a Science, Technology, or Engineering Technology discipline is required. Degrees focused in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Packaging Science, Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Electrical Engineering Technology are preferred.

Procter & Gamble is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. Procter & Gamble does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency except in some areas that in Procter & Gamble's sole discretion require highly specialized backgrounds.

Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law.

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