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Chemical Synthesis Intern (PhD)

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Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Chemical Synthesis Intern (PhD) Summer 2023

Based out of Wickliffe, OH


The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for highly motivated students to join the internship program in Chemical Synthesis (R&D) for the summer of 2023.


What will you do in this opportunity?

  • Use your knowledge in chemistry to support projects in the electrochemistry/energy storage space
  • Full time (40 hrs/week) for 6-12 months
  • Work collaboratively across R&D and internal stakeholders
  • Daily tasks include synthesis, characterization, general electrochemistry techniques
  • Generate ideas and execute proof of concept work
  • Present scientific data at internal meetings with other chemists, engineers, project managers, etc.
  • Record experiments in an electronic notebook
  • Follow safe laboratory practices


What will you gain from this opportunity?

  • Lubrizol believes in providing professional development opportunities for the next generation of chemists. You’ll gain confidence in the lab as you learn new techniques and valuable skills while completing real project work. This will allow you to learn the inner workings of a specialty chemical company, build connections in the industry, and interact and learn from people with a variety of backgrounds.
  • This role offers competitive pay and a one-time housing stipend for eligible students.


Who are we looking for?

  • Current PHD candidate pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry from an accredited college or university
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Curiosity, passion, and drive for tackling real world problems


Benefits of Lubrizol’s Chemistry Internship Programs:

  • Rewarding your hard work!
    • Competitive pay
    • Holiday pay for holidays that fall within your work period
  • FUN! We host a variety of events and activities for our students. Past events include a Cleveland Indians game, paid volunteering days, and even a picnic hosted by our CEO!
  • Grow professionally. All interns present their work at the end of each work session. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your public speaking skills and hear what other co-ops and interns are doing.



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While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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