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Chemistry Co-op

  • Science
  • Temporary
  • Boston , MA
  • 23 - 25 USD an hour

About Osmoses

Osmoses Inc. is a clean technology company revolutionizing how industrial separations are performed today!

Industrial separation processes account for 15% of the world’s energy consumption and are responsible for 16% of CO2 emissions because we rely on energy-intensive technology.

Changing this is one of the most significant opportunities to enable the energy transition.

We bring together a diverse and dynamic group of scientists, engineers, business professionals, and operators to develop and commercialize cutting-edge membrane technology that can reduce the environmental impact of gas separations while increasing our customers’ economic incentives.

Our groundbreaking separation solutions can disrupt multi-billion dollar markets worldwide, reducing industrial energy consumption and accelerating the adoption of alternative energy sources with lower environmental impact. Join us! We can create a future where cleaner and more sustainable industrial processes become the norm.

Position Overview

Osmoses seeks a highly motivated Organic/Polymer Chemistry Co-op to join its chemistry team. We would like our co-op to work on projects from July to December. In this position, you will work closely with all team members with a wide range of expertise and experience. This is a laboratory position focused on polymer synthesis for use in Osmoses membrane products. You will collaborate with the team to develop novel materials, optimize reaction chemistry using fundamental techniques, and scale the production of materials to meet the demands of a rapidly growing business. Successful candidates will be highly driven and comfortable with a great degree of independence and hold an interest in small-molecule and polymer synthesis.

What you’ll be doing

The Organic/Polymer Chemistry Co-op will be responsible for completing highly independent research under the supervision and mentorship of the Chemistry team. The responsibilities of the Organic/Polymer Chemistry Co-op may include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of chemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists to design novel polymers for membrane materials.

  • Carry out organic synthesis experiments for new materials and routine in-house production.

  • Analyze reaction outcomes and product mixtures to inform the direction of research.

  • Work with the chemistry team to scale reactions in a rapidly growing

  • enterprise.

  • Maintained detailed laboratory records and presented results in weekly meetings.

  • Provide input and opinions in group meetings.

  • Supported the development of SOPs and materials for internal R&D use.

What we’re looking for

A qualified candidate must have the following:

  • Chemistry, chemical engineering, or biochemistry student with experience in organic chemistry, including through laboratory coursework.

  • Self-starter and ability to work in a creative, ambiguous, and fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

A successful candidate would have some (but not necessarily all!) of the following:

  • Experience with analytical techniques such as thin-layer chromatography, NMR, GC/MS, and LC/MS.

  • Practical knowledge of organic synthetic techniques

  • Previous experience in polymer research

  • Previous experience with membrane technologies

  • Interest in clean technology and industrial decarbonization

What we can offer you

  • Opportunity to join a rapidly growing team working on one of our biggest environmental challenges.

  • Work in the heart of the most exciting hub for clean technology.

  • Great potential for leadership and independence by joining a company with solid momentum.

  • Chance to connect with leaders in the energy and clean technology fields.

  • Excellent mentorship and career development opportunities.

Our commitment to DEIB

You belong at Osmoses! We are committed to an environment that provides everyone with a workplace of belonging, acceptance and safety! We appreciate, value, and embrace the unique differences of our team members, business associates, candidates and stakeholders.

Why? We believe it is powerful to embed diversity in all aspects of our business—it is at the core of our culture. Osmoses’ responsibility and dedication to our DEIB principles ensure an equitable workplace with a diverse, dynamic team of professionals. This is fundamental to our mission to develop and commercialize environmentally safe, innovative technology that can create a future where cleaner and more sustainable industrial processes become the norm.

If you’re excited about positively impacting the environment and being part of an innovative team, we’d love to hear from you! Apply now, and let’s shape a greener future together!

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