Laboratory Research Intern

Vancouver, British Columbia (Hybrid)
10 days ago
Full time role


At Arca, we pull carbon dioxide from the air and store it permanently as rock. To do this at scale, ...

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Job Description

About us


At Arca, we pull carbon dioxide from the air and store it permanently as rock. To do this at scale, we partner with the minerals industry to implement our technology at mines.  These are the same mines that are producing the minerals (nickel, for example) necessary for the transition to a clean energy future. Arca’s founders are leaders in the field of carbon capture in mine tailings with more than 20 years of experience in innovation and research.


We believe that by working with nature, not against it, we can achieve carbon dioxide removal on the scale needed to secure thriving and abundant life on Earth for generations to come. If that resonates, we want to hear from you. We’re building a team of sharp, mission-driven, and collaborative individuals who take pride in using their skills to contribute to a sustainable future.


Position Overview


This internship is designed for students or recent grads in geoscience, chemistry, engineering, or related fields who are looking to gain practical experience and develop their skills in the emerging carbon dioxide removal industry. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in climate and sustainability, and be eager to gain hands-on experience in an early-stage start-up. The individual would work closely with the R&D team on both lab-based and office-based tasks. They should also be prepared to help out with other company tasks as they arise. Arca is committed to providing its interns with a challenging and rewarding work environment, and to supporting their professional development.


  • Assist researchers and scientists by performing laboratory tasks, experiments, and maintenance
  • Prepare lab equipment, supplies, and proper setup for testing and experiments
  • Abide by, support, and promote all health and safety protocols in the lab and field
  • Assist with lab safety procedures and record-keeping
  • Carry out diverse tasks as they arise, even if not lab-related, as they often do in a start-up environment!


Requirements of the role


  • Enrolment in a degree in geology/geochemistry/geotechnical engineering/ chemistry/materials science or any related field
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, written, verbal, and concise presentation of complex technical topics.
  • Affinity for teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Right to live and work in Canada without sponsorship

We’re looking for individuals who…


  • Are optimistic we can make an impact in the fight against climate change
  • Say yes before no when confronted with ideas and situations that challenge their ideas of what’s possible
  • Thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced working environment

What we offer at Arca


  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working policy
  • A fun and diverse environment focused on making the biggest impact possible on climate change


At Arca, We believe that our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but also essential for our success as a company. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply for our open positions, regardless of their background, race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability.

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