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Internship in Chemistry and Materials (Graduate students)



Maxterial ( is a fast-paced materials startup located in the San Francisco Bay Area and funded by the Peter Thiel’s Foundation. The company has a few summer internship opportunities for PhD and Master’s students. Strong students with background in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science are encouraged to apply.


Position Description
The interns will be part of our technology development team. We are seeking team players who share our mission and passion for developing amazing materials. The individual will independently or in collaboration with a senior team member:

  • Design experimental plans, execute experiments, document the results and procedures, do in-depth data analysis, and present the results and conclusions for internal review.

  • Maintain and operate laboratory equipment.

  • Maintain accurate and well-organized laboratory records and notebooks.

  • Write reports, reviews, and summaries


Job qualifications

  • Experience of working in a wet chemistry lab is required.

  • Background in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or other related areas is required.

  • Outstanding problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial team in a timely manner.

  • Detail oriented with strong documentation skills

  • Research experience in physical chemistry, analytical chemistry or electrochemistry is a plus.


How to apply
If you are passionate about learning game-changing concepts in Materials Science and Chemistry and want to join our adventure, submit your resume to


About Maxterial
Maxterial is a fast-paced startup built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Maxterial enables common materials to perform far beyond their known capabilities! These amazing materials are called maxterials. Maxterials emulate similar strategies and patterns which result in such properties as self-cleaning of lotus leaves and antifouling of crabs. The extraordinary characteristics of maxterials lead to a new vision of solving industrial problems, saving lives and protecting the environment. You can learn more about Maxterial from our website and social media pages:

Technology Demonstration:!technology/yrp2j


Job Type: Internship

Job Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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