Research Assignment Program (RAP)

Can you change the world for better? Through Dow 21-month rotational program you will collaborate on exploratory and business driven research leading to new and/or improved solutions that have a global impact. Are you ready to gain experience, develop your skills and build a broad network for your future career?

Hear from your future colleague

The constant learning opportunities I can experience via the Dow Research Development Program gives me a lot of energy and motivation every day.

Georg Scheutz
Senior Research Specialist
Seneffe, Belgium

Why is this program for you?
  • You are a recent graduate with a Ph.D. or post-Doc with less than 1-year experience
  • You are innovative. You have a thinking outside mindset.
  • You enjoy working in a dynamic and diverse environment
  • You are passionate about multiple aspects of chemistry, engineering and materials-based research that are on the cutting edge of innovation
  • You are fluent in English
What will you experience?
  • A 9-month assignment at your base location in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
  • An opportunity to rotate among different Dow businesses and geographies around EMEA for the remaining year to work on 2 additional projects of 6 months each.
  • A rich and varied array of valuable resources, workshops and tools.
Where you will work?
  • Your office will be in different Dow locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
What are the next steps?


  1. Please submit your profile by completing this application.
  2. You will be contacted for a phone interview to find out if the chemistry between us sparks.
  3. If you are selected, you will receive an invitation for an assessment day.
  4. If we are a match, you will be informed accordingly
  5. Join our team and get your career started!


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