Intern/Co-op-Cement Formulation & Testing

Somerville, MA /
R&D – Cement Testing /
Intern/Co-Op
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 a creative and dynamic R&D Co-op or Intern to contribute to the development of our cement manufacturing process. The co-op or intern will be responsible for conducting research including hands-on lab-scale testing, data analysis, and literature reviews. As a member of Sublime Systems’ small but growing team, the R&D co-op or intern will work closely with the company’s experienced researchers and will receive extensive mentorship. This is an exciting opportunity to combat global climate change by transforming how the world makes cement. 
 
Responsibilities include

Performing lab experiments including materials synthesis and characterization, analyzing data, and presenting results 
Contributing to the development of Sublime’s process through literature reviews and informational interviews with industry experts 
Championing safety, especially in the development and execution of experimental processes 
Fostering Sublime Systems’ reputation by delivering innovative solutions 
Helping to develop a supportive, innovative, and dynamic company culture  

 A full-time (40 hr/week) hire is preferred, but exceptional candidates able to work part time (20+ hr/week) will be considered. 

 
 Knowledge and Skill Requirements  

The role will focus on the development and testing of Sublime Systems’ decarbonized cement. 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. 


Pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, or a related field. 
Strong knowledge of chemical engineering and chemistry fundamentals, especially acid-base chemistry, solubility and precipitation, chemical kinetics, and continuous reactor design. 
Able to perform lab work including including preparing solutions, setting up and operating laboratory reactors, and carrying out analytical methods such as titrations. 
Familiarity with physical and chemical characterization techniques such as SEM, XRD, XRF, BET, and ICP 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. 
Able to lift objects up to 50 lbs.  
 

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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