The typical work for a researcher consists on planning the experiments that the technicians that you work with should do, as well as performing your own experiments. It's also necessary to write project proposals and plan analysis and tests on a regular basis. I learned a lot about polymer and polymer additives, as well as how to work in a large, multinational company with a very developed organizational structure. The management is highly hierarchical, and a strong emphasis is put on compliance with the company policies in aspects such as intellectual property and EHS. The hardest part of the work was to keep up to date with the constant changes in organizational and EHS policies, whereas developing a research work in a company with so many possibilities as very rewarding.
Large multinational company with many opportunities for collaborations and different projects
Exccedingly high centralization of many services