Materials Research Scientist

Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal

Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) is pioneering a new generation of additive manufacturing technologies focused on the production of end-use parts. We offer a portfolio of integrated additive manufacturing solutions for engineers, designers and manufacturers comprised of hardware, software, materials and services. Our solutions span use cases across the product life cycle, from product development to mass production and aftermarket operations, and they address an array of industries, including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, consumer products, heavy industry, machine design and research and development. At Desktop Metal, we believe additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, is one of the most exciting and transformational technology innovations of our time.

Desktop Metal is seeking a talented and self-motivated Materials Research Scientist. The ideal candidate will have experience developing novel materials from conceptualization to production. This position reports to the Lead Materials Scientist.


  • Developing materials that can be broadly applied to metal 3D printing
  • Conducting material characterization and analysis
  • Devising testing methods to evaluate specific material properties and performance
  • Collaborating to develop printing processes and parameters
  • Collaborating to develop sintering processes and parameters
  • Studying and interpreting the elastic, plastic, and failure behaviors of metals in standard and non-standard mechanical tests
  • Maintaining high level of communications with cross-functional team, and partners
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team to define, write, and execute designs of experiments

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
  • Able to provide the customer and company-wide perspective to detailed technical decisions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • PhD Materials Science, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Preferred Experience

  • Powder metallurgy and sintering process development
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Fractography
  • High temperature experiments

At Desktop Metal, innovation is at the core of our DNA. And we believe ground-breaking discoveries are born from diverse teams with unique backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce with equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability.