Materials Scientist

| Somerville

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

The 3D printing industry is exploding, and materials development presents one of the greatest opportunities to innovate in 3D printing. New materials allow us to expand our user base and branch out into new applications. Our materials science team works closely with hardware and software engineers to develop and troubleshoot new resins that produce the results our customers need.

If you are a scientist or engineer with experience in polymer development who’s excited to break new ground in an industry that’s moving at lightning speed, we want you to join our team as a Materials Scientist.

The job:

  • Develop high performance photopolymers for 3D printing from initial exploration to scaling for production
  • Work with hardware and software engineers to optimize printing performance
  • Wear the white labcoat with pride

You:

  • A creative and resourceful problem-solver
  • An expert in materials science and polymer development
  • Passionate about testing and troubleshooting, not afraid to test hundreds of times
  • Can design and conduct rigorous experiments to optimize materials
  • Love to harness data and statistical tools to improve results
  • Well versed in wet lab work and modern R&D practices
  • Effectively utilize literature searches to inform your work
  • Focus and produce results with minimal guidance
  • Can manage projects and multitask
  • Understand the value of good documentation
  • Excited to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists and engineers

Bonus Points:

  • Experience developing materials for 3D printing, especially photopolymers!
  • 3D CAD modeling (Solidworks)
  • Programming (Python, Matlab)
  • Design for Manufacturability

Take a peek into the awesome things you could be working on, check out what the team has been up to here!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

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Location

35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143
35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Culture is extremely important at Formlabs and in the early days (when there were only 10 of us) everyone was naturally very close. We were a pirate crew of friends, out solving interesting and challenging problems. As Formlabs became larger, we knew we wanted to try and preserve the small-company culture that made our team like a family. With now over 200 people combined in our Boston and Berlin offices, the goal is to “keep Formlabs weird,” which is really just a fun way of saying, “let’s keep things interesting.” Since we are trailblazing the way for a new era of low-cost manufacturing, keeping things interesting isn’t difficult. Most of the things we work on have never existed before, which opens the doorway for individuals to contribute their own new ideas to the future of Formlabs.

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Formlabs is a rapidly growing company that is leading the desktop 3D printing industry and revolutionizing in-house manufacturing. Everything we’re doing and creating has never been done before. We are a work-in-progress organization and that makes it exciting to work here while providing lots of opportunities for growth.

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Formlabs regularly attends meetups and we’ve just started hosting technical talks at our Boston HQ every Thursday. We also travel to technology trade shows all over the world and strive to stay in touch with young engineers through our involvement with programs such as BU Artemis and the Women in Technology Program at MIT, just to name a few.

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In order to understand how Formlabs has revolutionized the 3D printing industry, you really have to go back to 2011 and survey the landscape. The 3D printing craze was in full swing and the market became flooded with low-cost FDM machines. These consumer-level printers were great for small projects and hobbyists. But there really weren’t any options available for small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals who needed high resolution, low-cost manufacturing in-house. Formlabs was the first company to bring an SLA 3D printer to people’s desktops and allow them to prototype real-world products without shelling out tens of thousands of dollars. This was a massive game changer for medical researchers, jewelers, film makers and so many other professions who were suddenly able to produce things in-house that were never before possible due to cost and quality. Starting off as an MIT afterschool project, we’ve swelled over the past few years to a now 200+ person company. I think it’s safe to say that we struck a cord in the market!

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One thing I really love about Formlabs is that everyone here is extremely active. We regularly have people organizing everything from whiskey tastings to ice climbing in some of the nearby mountain ranges. The interest-diversity here is vast and people are quick to jump in and learn something new. Just to name a few of my favorite internal “clubs” and groups, we have Booklabs, Filmlabs, Whiskeylabs, ping pong tournaments, Fitness Bootcamp, yoga, Ragnar, summer camps, hackathons, karaoke nights, soup groups, hikes and so many other things. If there’s something you are interested in doing outside the office, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find a bunch of people here willing to do it with you.

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401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Dental
Fitness Subsidy
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
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