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Electrochemistry Summer Intern

Manchester, UK

Full Time / Temporary

About the Role

Parallel Carbon is searching for a motivated and talented undergraduate student to join our R&D team as an Electrochemistry Summer Intern. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of electrochemical technology, specifically focusing on water electrolyser systems and their scale-up. As an intern, you will work closely with our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to assist in experimental work aimed at accelerating the development of our proprietary water electrolyser system. This is a temporary position for recent graduates with the possibility of becoming permanent. The position is based in Manchester, UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in conducting electrochemical experiments, including cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and other related techniques.

  • Prepare and maintain experimental setups for electrolysis and other electrochemical tests.

  • Collect, analyse, and interpret experimental data to support ongoing research and development projects.

  • Document experimental procedures, results, and findings in a clear and organised manner.

  • Collaborate with the R&D team to troubleshoot and optimise electrochemical systems and processes.

  • Maintain laboratory safety standards and ensure proper handling and disposal of chemicals and materials.

  • Contribute to team meetings by presenting experimental progress and findings.

  • Bring passion to fight climate change, and develop a company culture of inclusive innovation valuing sustainable work


According to studies, skilled people from underrepresented groups may pass on opportunities if they don't tick all the boxes for a job. If you feel you have what it takes, even if you aren’t perfectly qualified, please go ahead and apply!

  • Currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Masters program studying Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field

  • Available to start immediately

  • Prior experience performing basic electrochemical experiments

  • Strong interest in electrochemical technology and electrolyser development

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Strong organisational and documentation skills.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Familiarity with laboratory safety protocols and best practices

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a proactive approach to identifying and addressing technical challenges

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to present ideas, design specifications, and progress updates. Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced and ambitious environment

If you are passionate about electrochemistry and eager to gain valuable experience in a cutting-edge field, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of water electrolyser technology.

** The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

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