Solugen

Houston, TX 77035

Position

Internship, Analytical Chemistry

About Solugen

Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary technology and products company seeking to use biology to transform the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a post-Series B venture-backed startup company supported by renowned venture capital firms including Temasek, Founders Fund, Fifty Years, Refactor, and Y Combinator. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen is currently scaling up its manufacturing facility to use its chemoenzymatic process to manufacture biobased chemistries for water treatment, agriculture, and personal care. Solugen currently has 100+ full time employees.

Mission

Solugen’s mission is to decarbonize chemicals manufacturing. As a first step, Solugen built its first 10,000 tons per year commercial plant with potential to offset 37,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide equivalents. This role will directly support Solugen’s mission by assisting the various R&D teams and Operations with analysis of various samples and products. The individual will report to one of the Analytical Scientists and assist with experiments and analysis to support Solugen’s future R&D, production, and revenue goals.

This role will be involved with testing samples from production (10KTA - Bioforge) and various R&D teams (enzymology, heterogeneous catalysis, strain development, formulations, process development) on various analytical equipment (HPLC, ICP, GCMS, etc.). .). He/she will ensure that all sample analyses adhere to strict standard operating and calibration procedures used in the laboratory. This is a hands-on role where the individual’s initiative, laboratory prowess, and energy will make a substantial impact on the company.

Key Outcomes

  • At the end of the internship the candidate should be able to design and perform experiments and present the data to the team in a concise way.

Competencies

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, or related field with a focus on analytical chemistry
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory analytical testing procedures and specific lab equipment (HPLC, ICP, GCMS)
  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to communicate well individually and in team atmosphere
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Good verbal and writing skills



Solugen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.