Chemical Coating Intern (PAR+)

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Chemical Coating Intern (PAR+)

Working in chemical and optical labs, you develop and test different formulations to make the best optical coatings for greenhouses. You work in the lab and participate in industrial collaboration to help optimizing the best coating solutions for our clients.

Internship · Delft

Join today, shape tomorrow.

This is just the beginning and we want you to be a part of it.

We are a technology company from Delft, engineering coating, solar and sensor solutions for the global energy transition. Across all these solutions, we consistently aim to change the perspective on how current materials are used and implemented, as well as challenging the system innovation behind them.

PAR+ is on a mission to increase yield inside greenhouses in a sustainable manner with a revolutionary coating. This past year, we have executed our first two pilots and achieved positive results on crop quality and crop growth. By converting UV light to photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) as well as making the light diffuse, we can increase the yield of a greenhouse by as much as 8 - 10% annually, with a lifetime for at least 8 years.

We develop coatings that exhibit excellent optical, chemical, and physical properties. Therefore, we are always on the lookout to improve our coating formulation. By testing different materials and optimizing the formulation, you will be helping us to bring the most satisfying coating product to all the greenhouses in the world.

#passionforexcellence

What you’ll be doing?

  • Test materials and acquire new insights on our coatings and improve sustainability.

  • Develop and optimize coating formulation to achieve the best chemical and physical durability without scarifying optical performances.

  • Deposit and characterize coatings in chemical and optical labs.

  • Investigate thermal behaviour and mechanical behaviour of the coating

  • Participate in industrial collaboration to evaluate alternative materials and/or application.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You are approaching the end of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical oriented education, such as (but not limited to) chemical engineering, chemistry, and material science.

  • You have experience with particle dispersion and wet-coating deposition.

  • You understand (or are eager to learn about) coating optics.

  • Experience with polymer science and rheology is a plus

  • You are fluent in English (both written and verbally).

What you can expect? 

  • Be part of a growing organization, with the mission to positively contribute towards the world's food security and for a healthier planet. 
  • Focus on your personal development. 
  • We care for your wellbeing. From Monday bootcamp sessions with the team to unlimited consults at OpenUp platform to support you in your mental health. 
  • A diverse and inclusive environment, with 12 different nationalities, where you can express your opinion and share new ideas. 

Want to apply? Please do so via the link below. Send us your CV and share something extra about yourself and the reasons you want to change the perspective with PHYSEE. 

Our Core Values

Each PHYSEEonair brings unique mentalities, customs and skillsets to the table, but we're binded by these values. They reflect what we stand for as a company and how we conduct our business on a day-to-day basis. We are proud to have a group of 45 curious, ambitious, quirky and adventurous PHYSEEonairs and that these values continue to drive our growth. 

My motivation to work at PHYSEE has been the people from the start until today. Focusing on first the who and then the what is in my opinion the key formula to success.” 

Sadiq van Overbeek,  Co-founder PAR+

PERKS OF BEING A PHYSEEONAIR

You're part of a young and fast growing company wanting to change the world’s perspective of a sustainable future. Your work matters at PHYSEE. Your colleagues are funny, creative and supportive! With different nationalities, deep passion and energy, PHYSEEonairs make work exciting. Work-life balance -or in our lingo: "Plan it Happy"- is key.

Plenty of benefits. Healthy and free lunch. Budget for external career trainings. Covered travel costs. Monthly reimbursements of technical equipment.

Flexibility and responsibility. As long as you make our mission your mission, you are given the freedom to decide how to achieve your best potential. 

We are healthy. We love sports. We stay active with weekly PHYSEEo (bootcamp), PHYoga, PHYSki trip and fresh fruit every single day. 


Open knowledge sharing in a creative way. Every Friday we host interdepartmental brainstorms and have daily '4 O'clock' breaks to give your mind a break while learning about new topics. 

WHO WILL I BE WORKING WITH?

Willem Kesteloo

CEO PAR+ & Co -Founder PHYSEE 

Sadiq van Overbeek

CPO & Co-founder PAR+

Joe Kao

Technology and Operations Manager

Chiara Battaglia

Chemical Engineer

Giacomo Bosco

Optics Engineer

Pascal Wilmsen

Field Engineer