Job Details

Internship- Statistical feedstock analysis and automated reporting

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Research & Development


The primary activity of the Feedstocks & Cracker EU department is to define and to work out research projects aimed at the optimization of existing petrochemical processes and development of new ones.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Liquid steam cracking of hydrocarbons produces multiple products like ethylene, propylene, different C4s and benzene, toluene and xylene for instance. To stay competitive, feedstocks need to be analysed in terms of processability, and cracking yields. These analyses generate a considerable amount of data that needs to be interpreted towards giving a recommendation to the main stakeholders. To increase the agility of this procedure and ease the learning process, a SQL database has been built. Your task will be filling the database with existing results first, then developing a tool for automatic report generation and performing statistical analysis on the data. You will be working together with the project team and supervised by an experienced team member.


- You are doing your B.Sc. or M.Sc. in chemical or process engineering and you are looking for an internship at a company for a period of 3-6 months.
You have an affinity for statistical methods and you are familiar with VBA programming. Having some experience in SQL is a plus.
- Experience with statistical tools like JMP or Minitab for instance is desired. We expect that you can work on your own but do not hesitate to interact with your team or other departments whenever needed. The company language is English.

Further Information

Please contact the project leader Christoph Roosen ( | phone: +31 6 2041 2958) if you are interested or have further questions.

People Who Can

We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.
SABIC, headquartered in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Petrochemicals, Specialties, Agri-Nutrients, and Metals. We supply these materials to other companies, who use them to make products on which the world has come to depend. At SABIC, we believe in using chemistry to power the ambitions of our customers, business partners, employees and societies we live in. We call this “CHEMISTRY THAT MATTERS™”.
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