Clean Energy Technology Careers

Lab Technician Intern

Watertown, MA
Employment Type: Full-Time Internship; Starting November 2019
Experience: Working toward or completed (within the past 2 years) BS or MS in a relevant science or engineering field; laboratory experience required
Travel: N/A;

Job Description & Requirements

The Opportunity

Growing clean technology company is looking for lab intern to join our team. The intern will assist in the execution of research projects and the maintenance of research equipment and laboratory facilities. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience in the laboratory, a high attention to detail, and the ability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and experience with bio-electrochemical systems is also positive.

Typical Duties

  • Execute research experiments by performing various laboratory protocols and procedures
  • Assist in care of research projects and troubleshooting of associated systems
  • Prepare materials to support experiments
  • Perform laboratory analysis of water quality
  • Collect and analyze samples to build datasets relevant to current research and development projects
  • Responsible for data quality and integrity of assigned experiments.
  • Responsible for working knowledge of theory and technical background of currently funded research projects
  • Write, review, and revise internal standard operating procedures for routine data collection, maintenance and system care
  • Assist research staff in writing and graphics for grant mandated reports, white papers and product manuals

The Right Stuff

  • Wet lab experience required
  • Background in environmental science, particularly wastewater analysis and treatment
  • Ability to conduct testing procedures from written instructions with precision and accuracy
  • One-year experience in commercial or academic lab setting preferred
  • Bio-electrochemical system laboratory experience desired
  • Basic understanding of statistical analysis of lab data including calculation of mean, standard deviation and hypothesis testing
  • Knowledge of general laboratory and industrial safety and potential hazards including proper protective clothing, chemical containment and biosecurity
  • Ability to work with, or learn proper use and care of, common hand/power tools
  • Prototyping and hardware development experience desired

How to Apply

Eligible candidates who have the “right stuff” should submit a resume with a thoughtfully written cover letter telling us why you would be the best candidate for the job. You must include your compensation requirements to be considered for this role. Send to and include “Lab Technician Intern” in the subject line so your information is routed to the proper hiring authority for immediate review.


Cambrian Innovation is a commercial provider of distributed wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions. Dedicated to solving critical water, wastewater, and energy management challenges for industrial producers, it is the standard for some of the top names in food and beverage processing including: Tree House Brewing Company, Domaine Chandon, and AB InBev. Cambrian’s award-winning EcoVolt® product suite offers cost-effective and sustainable options for onsite wastewater treatment, water reuse, and clean energy generation. Through its novel WEPA (Water-Energy Purchase Agreement)™ services, Cambrian offers wastewater treatment and resource recovery as a service with no upfront costs.

Cambrian Innovation’s robust research and development group is also commercializing a broader portfolio of environmental productions to help industrial clients efficiently manage their resources. To learn more, visit


Cambrian Innovation, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Applicants must be eligible to work in the US without restrictions for any employer at any time.  As a condition of employment, all selected candidates will undergo Cambrian Innovation’s standard pre-employment checks, including but not limited to a background check regarding criminal history, driver’s license, education, and employment.

Cambrian Innovation does not accept unsolicited candidate referrals or resumes / CVs from third-party vendors, including recruitment agencies. Cambrian Innovation will not be responsible or liable for any fees or costs associated with such unsolicited submissions.