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Organometallic & polymer chemistry intern

Job Description
The Hardware Research and Technology Lab (HRTL) is looking for a 3- or 6-month intern to help kick off our Molecularly Woven Electronic Materials project. This project seeks to build and examine the electronic properties of interlocked, conjugated electronic polymers. Their novel molecular structure will overcome a key electronic materials tradeoff between conductivity and strain tolerance through weaving, permitting the eventual creation of flexible electronics. These materials have applications ranging from wearable healthcare devices to electronic camouflage and neuromorphic electronic skins. PARC is looking for a talented intern to help develop these polymeric materials.
  • Synthesize and analyze organometallic complexes
  • Synthesize and analyze conductive and semiconductive polymers
  • Work with mechanical engineer to modify precursors and polymer for optimal electronic and material properties
  • PhD candidate in Materials Science, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering
  • Available for on-site work for 3 - 6 months
  • Familiar with organometallics and polymer chemistry
  • Familiar with basic analytical methods (e.g., NMR, GPC, FTIR, TGA, DMA)
  • Comfortable working independently in air-free lab setups (e.g., Schlenk line, glove box)
  • Hands-on experimental experience
  • Desire to work with novel, challenging systems