Master Thesis R&D - Future Lab / Applied Digitalization (all genders) I Beiersdorf

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society. 

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live an inclusive culture of respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values – CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We also embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

Master Thesis: Process optimization at the smaller scale possible and its effects on emulsion structure and stability.

In the development of innovative products, understanding the interactions between process and formulation is crucial. We are looking for a passionate and talented student to investigate scale up of processes and the impact that scale has in the physical properties of the desired product. This is important when determining the critical parameters needed for transferability from small to large scale.

Your Tasks

  • Utilise DOE (design of experiments) to optimise process parameters across different batch sizes
  • Investigate influences of such processes by product characterization (including, but not limited to, appearance, sensory rheology, particle size, and image analysis)
  • Assess technical feasibility of transferability from bench-top to pilot plant and production
  • Use state of the art data analysis tools to identify linear and non-linear correlations to support strategic scale up
  • Practical proof of design with complete hardware solution

During the development of this thesis, you will gain valuable insights into the work of an international cosmetics company and gain detailed knowledge in the field of process and product development in the cosmetics industry.

Your Profile

  • Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Process Technology, Pharmacy, or a comparable Technical Field.
  • High communication skills, advanced English, oral and written.
  • Interest in process technology, product development, experimental lab work and data analysis.
  • Highly motivated and with the ability to work independently in a well-structured and precise manner.
  • Desired experience in the field of chemical analysis of emulsions.
  • Practical experience in laboratory, pilot plant or production is desirable (particle size measurement, rheology, image analysis) and fluid mechanics are a plus.


Curious about your salary? Your work at Beiersdorf will be fairly remunerated, both with a voluntary internship and with a compulsory internship you earn 2.000 € per month. For a working student activity, our salary is 18,78€ per hour.

Additional information

At Beiersdorf, we embrace Diversity and aim to provide equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of e.g. gender, sexual identity, nationality, ethnicity, religion or ideology, disability or age. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae with relevant references and certificates). For instance, please feel free to upload your CV without a picture. If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Insa Köhnsen via

Job Details

Contract Type:
Limited, 6 Months / Full-Time
Country / City:
Germany / Hamburg
Beiersdorf AG
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