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We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act - how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.


SLB's Research Center based in Cambridge is part of SLB global network of research and engineering centres. Our research center is a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art research and computing facilities. We work on applied research projects in the physical sciences to meet the current and future challenges of the industry.

SLB's Research Center based in Cambridge is a distinctive marquee-like structure dominating the High Cross site on the western outskirts of Cambridge, England. This spectacular building was completed in 1985 and the smaller second phase was opened in 1992. It has recently been classified as a Grade II listed building. Altogether, there are more than 930 m2; of laboratory space and offices for more than 100 scientists, technicians and domain experts.

Job summary

We have an internship vacancy within the “New Energy” Materials Program for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) on nanomaterial synthesis. You will work on understanding and optimizing nanomaterial synthesis for carbon capture under supervision. You will receive training in flow chemistry and laboratory instrumentation to optimize reaction parameters. You will also develop proficiency in various characterization techniques such as ATR, SEM, BET, etc. You will develop proficiency in data analysis and numerical techniques in Python for managing and interpreting experimental results. Finally, the results of the internship will be shared with other scientists at the center through a written report and oral presentation.

The position would be suitable for those who have a strong interest in experimental research.


  • Literature review of techniques to synthesize nanomaterials
  • Optimize reaction parameters for nanomaterial synthesis under supervision
  • Characterize MOFs under supervision
  • Develop first principle and statistical models to aid the interpretation of experimental data and optimization of reaction parameters
  • Good laboratory practices, working within HSE guidelines
  • Technical report writing and presentation of results to stakeholders

Required skills

  • Scientific curiosity
  • Good laboratory skills; exposure to microcontrollers or spectroscopy is bonus
  • Programming in Python


  • Studying towards a Bachelors or Masters in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related field.

SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.