INTERNSHIP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (m/f/x)
LOCATION: BUCHHOLZ I.D.N (NEAR HAMBURG)
FULL-TIME / HALF-TIME INTERNSHIP
We help to solve the global plastic problem! Wanna join us?
Do you have knowledge of biopolymeric materials and looking to use your skills to create positive impact? Can you apply deep logic to your thinking and have a habit of backing everything up with data? Do you enjoy finding solutions for complex, new challenges and see things through from start to finish, learning from every mistake? Are you interested in helping to build an ambitious start-up from the very beginning? Then we are looking for you!
85% of the plastics produced worldwide since 1950 are still in landfills or swimming in the oceans. As they are not compostable, they cause long-term environmental and marine pollution. Their production from mostly fossil raw materials causes lasting damage to our climate. Consumers, industry and politics are looking for solutions - traceless has one!
traceless materials is a young company – with huge potential! We have developed an innovative technology to produce a novel, advanced biomaterial from agricultural residues, which can substitute plastics in products that potentially end up in nature. Our products are 100% bio-based, do not compete with food production, are fully home compostable, have up to 87% lower CO2 emissions and are competitive in quality and price. Now we have to scale-up our production capacities in order to replace as much plastic as possible. And this is where you come in!
As Product Development Intern, you will help us further optimize develop our traceless materials. With your assistance, you help us to make them applicable to a maximum array of applications to make the biggest possible contribution to solve the global plastic pollution! This role offers a great opportunity to gain experience with developing, launching, and growing a deep tech startup and establish traceless as the market leader for compostable plastic substitute materials.
will be involved in the most important topics and get responsibility from day one
continuously support the development of traceless materials in close collaboration with the members of the Product Development team
will be involved in the planning and execution of experiments, and the collection of data and their analysis
You are a BSc/MSc student with excellent grades from a top tier university in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or another related field of study and a passion for science and sustainability
You have a basic technical understanding of bio(polymer) structures, interactions, processing techniques, and polymer compounds
You have some experience in working in a lab, possess basic knowledge of characterization techniques for polymeric materials, and are not afraid of tricky challenges
You are also practically minded and do not shy away from getting your hands dirty
You are proficient in both spoken and written English, other languages are a plus
You are a team player with an ability to communicate directly and to the point and would like to develop traceless together with us into a worldwide player on the sustainable plastic substitutes market
You have entrepreneurial spirit, are reliable and keen to work in a start-up - with everything that includes
You're down-to-earth, direct, with a sense of humor
traceless is a young company - with huge potential! At traceless you will work with passionate experts who aim to bring the solution to the worldwide plastic problem to market. You will have a high degree of autonomy in your role - but also a lot of responsibility! You will help shape the growth of our start-up at first hand and gain a diverse insight into all areas of the company.
If you are interested in becoming part of our team, send your CV to email@example.com and tell us (as text, video, audio...) why you are the right person for our team!