Gap Year R&D Intern – Decarbonized Cement Materials

Somerville, MA /
R&D – Cement Materials /
Full Time
Background & Overview
Sublime Systems’ mission is to have a swift and massive impact on reducing global CO2 emissions by decarbonizing cement, the key ingredient in concrete. Founded in 2020, Sublime Systems has taken on the challenge of transforming the cement production process. Leading investors including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital have funded Sublime’s technology, recognizing that this paradigm shift in production has set us on the path to deliver high performance, net-zero solutions to concrete producers, thereby driving gigaton-scale reductions in CO2 emissions.
If you are galvanized by seeking solutions to hard problems, inspired to combat climate change, and have a “hard hat” in your DNA, contact us today to learn more about Sublime Systems. We are seeking extraordinary scientists, engineers, market and business development strategists, and operations experts to propel innovation and market transformation.
Position Overview
Sublime Systems seeks one or more creative and dynamic R&D Interns to contribute to the development of our technology. This position is a gap year internship program with the term of employment lasting approximately 12 to 15 months. Recent high school graduates or college students who are seeking hands-on research experience before continuing their education are encouraged to apply.
The intern will be responsible for conducting research on Sublime Systems’ cement. As a member of Sublime Systems’ R&D team, the intern will work closely with the company’s experienced researchers and will receive extensive mentorship. This is an exciting opportunity to develop valuable professional skills while combating global climate change by transforming how the world makes cement.This is a full time (40 hr/week) position located in Somerville, MA.
Responsibilities include:
       Preparing cement test specimens
       Measuring cement properties such as compressive strength, setting time, and flow characteristics in Sublime Systems’ laboratory
       Analyzing cement performance data and presenting results
       Championing safety, especially in the development of experimental processes
       Contributing to the development of Sublime’s cement through literature reviews and informational interviews with industry experts
       Fostering Sublime Systems’ reputation by delivering innovative solutions
       Helping to develop a supportive, innovative, and dynamic company culture

Knowledge and Skill Requirements
The role will focus on cement material testing. This role is expected to be hands-on, with a significant amount of time spent engaging in lab testing. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a laboratory, and is results-driven, detail-oriented, organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
       High school diploma required. Ideal candidates will have plans to pursue higher education in a STEM discipline such as chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, or a related field.
       Able to perform lab work including preparing cement test specimens, setting up and operating testing equipment, and recording results.
       Able to lift objects up to 50 lbs.
       Previous laboratory research experience is a plus.
       Superior presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.
       Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, distill information, consult, and suggest new approaches.
       Ability to pay close attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and quality, without losing sight of the bigger picture.
       Balance, perspective, and a good sense of humor.
Sublime Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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