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Chemistry/Materials Science Intern (Spring Semester / Immediate Start)

Company: BUCHA BIO, INC.
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Bucha Bio, Inc. is hiring Chemistry/Materials Science Interns in Houston, Texas to lead in the formulation, production design, outsourced polymer extrusion partners, and management of our current animal & plastic-free biotextile. Bucha Bio currently produces various biocomposites with different properties by combining bacterial nanocellulose with plant-based biopolymers & ingredients.
This position could be filled with a driven university student or recent graduate majoring or minoring in Chemistry, Materials Science, Textiles, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, or another related field who would be interested in and versatile enough to work with creating a production operation with third-party plastics extrusion companies and internal pilot production capabilities. We believe that learning the technology of our processes as a starting point, allows the intern to understand enough to execute the formulation and production of materials. The intern will also have the ability to lead their own special projects. Changes to the biotextile or production method must contribute to one of Bucha Bio, Inc.'s established material science goals: Consistency, Tensile Strength, Hydrophobicity, Durability / Longevity, or another novelty feature that differentiates Bucha Bio, Inc.'s biomaterial from other leather alternatives on the market.
You will execute production tasks, determine the quickest and most scalable path to improve material characteristics, foresee potential points of failure to design, derisk, and execute laboratory experiments, maintain detailed and accurate records, analyze quantitative data, and communicate strategy, progress, and results to Bucha Bio, Inc.'s management & investors through presentations and meetings. Work is to be completed by the candidate themselves as benchtop work under the direction of Senior Scientists and Management.
We are seeking a Materials Science Intern to join us in building Bucha Bio into the next big biomaterials company.

Keywords: BUCHA BIO, INC., Houston , Chemistry/Materials Science Intern (Spring Semester / Immediate Start), Other , Houston, Texas

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