Senior Polymer Scientist

Quadratic 3D

Quadratic 3D

Charlestown, Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 1, 2022

We are seeking a Senior Polymer Scientist to develop photocurable materials for next-generation 3D printers in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment. Successful candidates will be passionate about polymer/oligomer synthesis, photopolymer formulation, polymer thermo/mechanical/optical characterization, 3D printing, building machines, and working on complex problems that involve advanced materials, optics, and systems. Good news: it’s serious fun!


  • Develop photocurable compositions that produce 3D printed components with application-enabling thermal, mechanical, optical, and other performance properties. This will span:
    • Design and synthesis of oligomers/polymers for photocurable materials formulation
    • Formulation and characterization of photocurable materials and printed parts
    • Interfacing with interdisciplinary product development team to develop application driven-materials
    • Interfacing with external parties and stakeholders regarding materials, material performance, and evaluation thereof
    • Working with a diverse and interdisciplinary team of chemists and materials, optical, electronics, mechanical, and product engineers to develop industry leading 3D printing pipeline from 3D geometry to parts
    • Scale up of laboratory processes
    • Supervision of interns and co-op students
    • Comply with EH&S requirements and promote safety in the work environment.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • MS/PhD in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related fields
  • 3-5 years’ experience designing and commercializing photocurable materials in industry
  • Strong competency in tensile/flexural/impact testing, DSC, DMA, rheometer, FT-IR, UV-Vis, GPC/SEC
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team
  • Great documentation, experimental design, and result recording skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of photopolymer structure/properties/processing/performance relationships
  • Experience commercializing polyurethane coatings and/or elastomers
  • Experience commercializing thermoset resins
  • Experience commercializing resins for 3D printing applications
  • Fabrication skills: 3D printing
  • Computer skills: CAD, scripting e.g., Python, data visualization e.g. tableau


  • We offer competitive compensation packages in our VC-backed startup
  • Benefits include a full suite of offerings covering medical, dental, vision and 401k plan.
  • Beautiful setting looking out over a river and seaport; outdoor seating and picnic areas.
  • Highly collaborative work environment.

Additional Information:

  • Travel: Occasional travel may be required from time to time

We value diversity in our company and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.