Electrochemical Modelling – Energy Storage Internship – Starting Summer 2024 (12 months)


Electrochemical Modelling – Energy Storage Internship – Starting Summer 2024 (12 months)

Cambridge – United Kingdom

Job Title:

Electrochemical Modelling – Energy Storage Internship – Starting Summer 2024 (12 months)


About SLB:

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act – how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.



SLB’s Research Center based in Cambridge is part of SLB global network of research and engineering centres. Our research center is a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art research and computing facilities.  We work on applied research projects in the physical sciences to meet the current and future challenges of the industry.

SLB’s Research Center based in Cambridge is a distinctive marquee-like structure dominating the High Cross site on the western outskirts of Cambridge, England. This spectacular building was completed in 1985 and the smaller second phase was opened in 1992. It has recently been classified as a Grade II listed building. Altogether, there are more than 930 m2; of laboratory space and offices for more than 100 scientists, technicians and domain experts.


Job Summary:

You will join the Energy Storage research programme at SLB’s Cambridge Research and be involved in the research and development of novel technologies for energy storage and integration with renewables. One of the greatest challenges to Net-Zero transition is energy storage, due to the intermittent nature of renewables and energy demand.

Electrochemical energy storage is one of the established methods for energy storage. The work will be primarily on modelling of electrochemical systems, exploring coupling the complex multi-physics of electrochemical systems. The project is a tremendous learning opportunity of many transferrable modelling skills, numerical modelling of complex systems, process engineering modelling, and AI-supported hybrid modelling. Although the majority of the work is modelling based, some complementary experimental work might be required including performing data analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. You will work within a team of scientists as an integrated part of the team working on on-going research projects. 

Candidates should be detail oriented, enjoy taking on new challenges and have good writing skills. 



  • Surveying relevant literature for data and modelling approaches
  • Learning and building models on appropriate tools, open-source or commercial
  • Participating in regular meeting to discuss project progress
  • Writing technical reports and presenting to peers


Required Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Programming Languages (e.g.: Matlab, Python)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Highly independent and motivated to learn and acquire new technical skills

Exposure to any of the following would be a plus:

  • Multiphysics modelling tools (e.g.: COMSOL, ANSYS)
  • Process flowsheeting tools (e.g.: AspenPlus, Symmetry)
  • Analytics tool (e.g.: Dataiku, R)



Studying towards a degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Mathematics or related field.



SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.


To apply for this job please visit careers.slb.com.