Carbon
Formulation Research Scientist
Redwood City, CA
Working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, we are committed to delivering on the promise of 3D printing, enabling commercial customers to go beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing.  Our company is built on the idea that diverse fields of study must come together to solve intractable problems. We have grand ambitions to create technology that will influence industry around the world.

We are looking for an extraordinary research scientist to develop novel materials for our 3D printing platform. Materials are at the core of what we do. Our materials are used for applications such as prototyping, dental, biomedical, automotive, aerospace, footwear, sports equipment, and many more. You will work as part of a cohesive and high-energy team, but also direct individual projects and have the freedom to execute as you see fit.

This role is based in Redwood City, CA and not remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, formulate and test new polymer formulations to be used in the production of resins for 3D printing
  • Understand structure-property relationship of thermoset chemistries - epoxy, polyurethane and UV curables, and utilize DOE (Design of Experiments) to find optimal formulations to meet customer requirements
  • Print formulations to understand how printing parameters, liquid and cured properties of resin affect the outcome of the product.
  • Validate consistency of key raw materials in resins, and help setting specs for raw materials
  • Test incoming batches of resins to validate consistency, and trouble-shoot for causes leading to variations
  • Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate should be a motivated, passionate individual who can work collaboratively with excellent communication skills in a dynamic team.
  • BS or MS with a background in polymer, chemistry, materials science, and chemical engineering. 
  • Hands on experience in formulations (wet chemistry), and attention to details.
  • Experience with UV-curing chemistry and/or epoxy/ polyurethane chemistry preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with good data tracking and presentation ability. 
  • Safety conscious individual who actively promotes safe behavior in the department and takes responsibility for safe lab operations
  • Carbon is an equal opportunity employer. We provide complete benefits and competitive compensation including equity ownership.
    You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills

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