Chemical Engineer Intern

Thalwil, Switzerland

Are you ready to make a change in the energy transition and have a positive impact on the climate? Join the Unbound Potential (UP) team, a Swiss startup founded in 2023 by a group of passionate engineers, chemists, and economists from ETH Zürich. 

We envision a resilient electrified society, independent not only from fossil fuels, but also from critical mined materials, such as Lithium-ion or Vanadium. How can we reach that goal? By developing a disruptive innovative solution: a membrane-less redox flow battery that works exclusively with organic chemistry. Despite the name, our system is the simplest large-scale stationary energy storage you can imagine, usable by energy-intensive industries as well as energy utilities seeking cheap and sustainable energy storage solutions.

As a Chemical Engineer Intern, you will support the development and characterization of membrane-less redox flow battery from chemical & electrochemical perspective. 

About Us

Discover our vision

What you will do:

  • Setting up and monitoring electrochemical experiments.
  • Evaluating data from experiments to our database.
  • Preparing solutions and working with hazardous materials, such as acids and organic chemicals.
  • Conducting physico-chemical analysis and characterization of electrolytes and electrodes.

What you will bring:

  • Educational background in chemistry/chemical engineering.   
  • Practical skills and hands on in the chemical laboratory. 
  • Solution-oriented mindset, willing to do practical work, iteration and testing. 
  • Experience in handling analytical equipment and general laboratory equipment. 
  • Experience with energy storage systems (desirable but not mandatory).

You are

  • Solution-oriented person, willing to do a change and take up the challenges.
  • Motivated to work in a dynamic, high-performance, collaborative, young and fun start-up environment.
  • Strongly interested in the climate-tech space.
  • Independent and detail-oriented.
  • Passionate about driving the renewable energy transition.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Fluent in English.

What We Offer?

Join a highly motivated and young team. Be at the forefront of developing the next-generation large-scale energy storage solutions. Your role in the early stages of our exciting journey will make you key in developing and evolving UP, overcoming challenges, and celebrating success together. 


Attractive salary package with multiple benefits

Trainings & Events

Trainings for professional growth and social events


Frequent sport activities and outings with colleagues

Work-Life Balance

Tons of opportunities to enjoy the time and do activities together

Sounds like you? We are looking forward to meeting you! Send us your CV and Motivation Letter combined in a single PDF through the "Apply Now!" button below!