Part Time Chemistry Intern

US-MA-Cambridge
3 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-2788

Overview

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

 

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

 

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

 

 

Responsibilities

Draper’s DARPA-sponsored MOOSE project is developing technology for direct polymer synthesis, monomer-by-monomer. We are seeking a highly motivated chemistry student to assist with literature review for a new DARPA-sponsored program.  The work will involve literature search, review, and organization under the oversight of a mentor (Senior Research Chemist mentor).  An anticipated outcome is publication of a review article. We expect the work to require at least 10 hours per week through the fall semester, some of which can be completed remotely.

 

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an expressed interest in organic chemistry as demonstrated through advanced organic chemistry coursework and/or work experience in a research laboratory. Experience with searching and reviewing peer-reviewed journals is a plus, but on-site training will be provided.

Qualifications

  • Completion of at least two semesters of organic chemistry coursework (advanced coursework is a plus)
  • Ability Commitment to work 10 hours/week for 3 months (can be off-site, but some on-site time at Draper is desirable).
  • Additional organic chemistry coursework and/or lab experience
  • Experience with literature search is a plus

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