Research & Development Careers

Finding what’s next is what we do. Our scientists and engineers deliver solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges using cutting-edge technology to develop sustainable, market-driven scientific and technical innovations.

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We focus on developing products and solutions that make sustainable improvements in the world. We help solve challenges related to affordable and efficient supply of food, suitable housing and high performing buildings, improved personal health and comfort, and advancements in emerging technologies such as electric vehicles and smart devices. Our investment in high-throughput research capabilities has continued to improve R&D productivity and has accelerated product, process, and application development. Dow's scientists leverage these capabilities in close customer collaborations that benefit the world.

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Corporate Research

Work on the discovery of new technologies that inspire the products of the future. Corporate Research employs scientists from a broad range of technical backgrounds – from chemists, chemical engineers, and materials scientists to automation experts and data scientists. Our Corporate Research scientists investigate fundamental innovations based on the guidance of Dow’s businesses, seeking to enhance the value and performance of Dow's product platforms. Home to many of Dow’s unique-to-the-world capabilities, Corporate Research is leveraged across all the markets and applications served by Dow products.

Product & Process Research

Product Research is aligned to specific Dow businesses, and is focused on evaluating customer needs and developing differentiated product solutions. Scientists in Dow’s Product Research Groups focus on specific material platforms, seeking to understand structure property relationships relative to established and emerging application requirements. Furthermore, Process Research Engineers define efficient routes to produce Dow’s products at scale with the quality and performance required by our customers.

Technical Service and Development

Technical Service and Development supports customer needs by providing technical knowledge on the use, handling and management of Dow products. They also help catalyze the development of new products when emerging application requirements provide opportunities for material innovation. Technical Service and Development Scientists establish close relationships with customers and participate in collaborative projects with them to deliver valuable innovations to the world.

Early Career Programs

Research & Development interns work with project teams to address real-world chemical and materials challenges through fundamental and applied research. Projects span product, process, and application development. Internships are available at the BS, MS, and PhD level. Specific opportunities including project type, geography and timing are variable.

Dow’s Research Assignments Program (RAP) offers a select number of newly hired, highly qualified Ph.D. scientists and engineers an opportunity to make meaningful impact to business-critical technologies in a two-year rotational research training program. RAP employees rapidly gain knowledge of Dow's technologies, products and processes and build a broad network of professional contacts across the company.

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