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Hewlett-Packard (HP) | San Diego, CA
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At HP, talent is our criteria. Join us in reinventing the standard for diversity and inclusion. Bring your awesomeness, and just be you!


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 Chemist/Materials Scientist 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

Pursing BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science required; working towards MS or PhD preferred; recent graduate postdoctoral interns may be considered.

* 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


About Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Hewlett-Packard Company is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including the public and education sectors. Its offerings span personal computing and other access devices; imaging and printing-related products and services; enterprise information technology infrastructure, including enterprise storage and server technology and software that optimizes business technology investments, and multi-vendor customer services, including technology support and maintenance, consulting and integration and outsourcing services, as well as application services and business process outsourcing. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2008, its operations were organized into seven business segments: Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Services, HP Software, the Personal Systems Group, the Imaging and Printing Group, HP Financial Services and Corporate Investments.