Computational Material Science Intern

  • 389 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
  • Intern
  • Legal Entity: Robert Bosch LLC

Company Description

The Bosch Research and Technology Center North America with offices in Sunnyvale, California, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cambridge, Massachusetts is part of the global Bosch Group (, a company with over 70 billion euro revenue, 400,000 people worldwide, a very diverse product portfolio, and a history of over 125 years. The Research and Technology Center North America (RTC-NA) is committed to providing technologies and system solutions for various Bosch business fields primarily in the areas of Human Machine Interaction (HMI), Robotics, Energy Technologies, Internet Technologies, Circuit Design, Semiconductors and Wireless, and MEMS Advanced Design.

Job Description

Bosch Research is looking for an intern in atomistic computational materials science to join the materials design team. Our goal is to enable improved Bosch products through deep understanding of thermodynamic, kinetic, and transport phenomena on an atomic level using both quantum and classical simulations. Strong focus is placed on development and application of computational and machine-learning methods for understanding and automated discovery of next-generation materials, primarily for electrochemistry and energy conversion.

In three separate positions the interns will:

  1. Work on generating various alloy nanoparticle structures in aqueous environment and performing density functional theory (DFT) calculation on them. This work is relevant for the development of electrochemical devices which rely on catalyst particles.
  2. Focus on studying the kinetics of oxygen diffusion in ionomer/nanoparticles/support structures in fuel cells, proton diffusion in fuel cell Nafion polymer, or defect formation in silicon carbide.
  3. Be responsible for studying the physics phenomenon in devices such as gas sensors, capacitive deionization device electrodes/polymers, or nitrogen-vacancy quantum sensing devices using tools such as quantum chemistry or density functional theory (DFT).

As part of Bosch Corporate Research, we are dedicated to long-term fundamental investigations of transformative energy technologies. Located in Cambridge, close to MIT and Harvard, our materials computation team supports global experimental efforts with fundamental understanding, emphasizing innovation and high technological impact. Using both internal funding and government grants, we collaborate closely with a network of leading computational and experimental teams which includes top universities, national labs and industrial partners. We strongly encourage high-impact publications and patent applications.


Required Qualification:

  • B.S., M.S., or pursuing a graduate degree at a top university in chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field.
  • Solid foundations in materials science, solid-state physics, and/or chemistry
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, creativity, and excellent communication and teamwork skills

Desired Qualification:

  • Experience in atomistic simulations, preferably density-functional theory, molecular dynamics, and/or quantum chemistry
  • Significant research and/or coding experience, preferably with fluency in Python and FORTRAN/C++
  • Experience with metallurgy and atomistic structure investigation
  • Experience with studying kinetic effects in atomistic structures, and building simplified phenomenological models of complex physics including interfaces
  • Strong background in physics and coding, and passion on working and understanding physics-based devices

Additional Information

By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce - EOE/Protected Veteran/Disabled.

BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives

  • FIRST ROBOTICS (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
  • AWIM (A World In Motion)


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