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R&D Engineer Co-op/Intern (6+ months)



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Lydian overview

Lydian is a technology development company focused on producing the cheapest carbon-neutral fuels and chemicals on the planet. Our process replaces oil and gas refining with fully electrified, modular, and highly efficient reactor systems that enable the upgrading of captured CO2 into a range of carbon-neutral fuels and chemicals. Our initial focus is on the production of the cheapest and most scalable CO2-derived aviation fuel.
Lydian is backed by top climate investors including Congruent Ventures, Galvanize Climate Solutions, Union Square Ventures, Voyager Ventures, Grok Ventures, and Overlap Holdings. We are building a motivated, diverse, and collaborative team that is passionate about addressing the growing climate crisis and is committed to excellence in their work. In particular, we look for tenacious people that are energized by solving the hardest, highest impact problems that come their way.

Position overview

Lydian is looking for R&D Engineer Co-ops who are excited about developing their climate-focused laboratory experience in a startup setting. We’re looking for teammates that are ready to roll up their sleeves in the lab to prepare/test new catalyst formulations, design and test high temperature materials, and/or help with the design and development of our electrically-driven reactor systems.

If any of those things sound interesting to you, we want to hear from you!

Please note: We are looking at least a 6-month commitment.

Who will love this job

  • Background/interest in chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering
  • Interested in working on technically challenging problems
  • Detail-oriented with lab work and note keeping
  • Comfortable working with fragile components, machining, or assembly

Things you could be responsible for (not necessarily everything!)

  • Preparing catalyst formulations using various preparation techniques, such as electrodeposition and wash-coating
  • Testing new catalyst formulations in our reactor system
  • Designing and testing new high temperature materials
  • Designing and prototyping the next iteration of our reactor
  • Working with engineering leadership to review/analyze data and plan experiments
What we offer
  • Paid lab-focused internship/co-op
  • Challenging, collaborative, and meaningful work that can directly impact company success
  • Opportunities for networking and exposure within the clean tech community at The Engine and Greentown Labs
  • Mentorship from a great team of engineers and scientists
If you want to gain valuable laboratory experience and work on groundbreaking climate technologies, we'd love to hear from you!