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Co-op intern for Modeling & Simulation



27d ago

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  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Data
  • Stamford


  • Third-year or final-year college students, or Master’s students with majors in Chemistry or Engineering
  • Proficiency with running DFT calculations using commercially available quantum mechanics software packages
  • Understanding of common metal catalysis mechanisms
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques
  • Familiarity with Data Analysis tools (ex. Python)
  • High safety awareness
  • Ability to communicate to multiple stakeholders – verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Good organization skills
  • Good prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail


  • Assist in fundamental mechanistic study of formation of a key commercialized chiral ligand produced by the Phosphorus Specialities Business using quantum mechanics software (likely Schrodinger) under the direction of scientists and engineers currently working on this effort
  • Initializing and running DFT simulations with appropriate models
  • Data Analysis
  • Perform laboratory activities related to the outputs of the simulations under the supervision of lead scientists, carrying out the lab test work according to standard operating procedures (SOP), analytical sample preparation/submission
  • Document data, observations and results, analyze the data with scientists, and effectively communicate them to the project team.
  • Understand and follow key Syensqo safety policies and procedures for the site, including but not limited to the following:
  • Lab safety awareness and guidelines
  • Emergency Response / Evacuation Guidelines
  • Housekeeping and 5S practices in the laboratory


What are the primary responsibilities of the Co-op intern for Modeling & Simulation position?

The primary responsibilities include carrying out density functional theory (DFT) simulations, assisting in the development and process improvement of new specialty and sustainable products, conducting occasional lab work, data analysis, report writing, and oral presentation.

What skills or abilities are required for this position?

The candidate should have knowledge or experience in density functional theory (DFT) simulations, data analysis, report writing, and oral presentation. Additionally, the candidate should be detail-oriented, have good communication skills, and be able to work effectively in a team environment.

What will the Co-op intern learn during the internship?

The Co-op intern will acquire broader industry knowledge, learn the research and development (R&D) methodology, and develop innovative and sustainable products. The intern will also gain experience in working with senior scientists and project teams.

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Syensqo is a leading science company whose ground-breaking technologies revolutionize the way we live. Our purpose is to advance human progress while cultivating a future for our planet that is not only safer and cleaner, but also inherently more sustainable, driven by the principles of circular economy. Our disruptive, market-leading solutions address fundamental megatrends. We play a key role in the future of clean mobility and bring about breakthroughs in biotechnology, natural ingredients, and circular solutions, contributing to sustainable, high-performance products for homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, smart devices, and healthcare applications. Inspired by the scientific councils, which Ernest Solvay initiated in 1911, we bring great minds together to push the limits of science and innovation for the benefit of our customers, with a diverse, global team of more than 13,000 associates in 30 countries.