Binder Scientist

Desktop Metal

Burlington, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Technical/Customer Support
  • Post Date: 03/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 63 3rd Ave, Burlington MA, Burlington, MA, 01803

About Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with 3D printing solutions for engineers, designers and manufacturers around the world. Our team is built around the disciplines of materials science, hardware and software engineering, and design. We have raised $438 million in equity funding with investment from technology leaders including Google, BMW, Ford Motor Company, Lowe’s, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum, and was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. Located just outside of Boston, we are assembling a team of experts and are looking to hire curious and driven engineers, scientists, and designers.

Job Description

Located 30 minutes outside of Boston, 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.

We are seeking a talented and self-motivated Binder Scientist to develop novel binders and binder strategies for metal powders as well as other substrates.  They will lead a small group of technicians in formulation and characterization work, support the materials development and engineering teams in troubleshooting and expediting product improvement cycles.


  • Developing binders and binder systems that can be broadly applied to metal 3D printing
  • Conducting material characterization and analysis such as pH, viscometry, surface tension analysis and mechanical measurements.
  • Provide technical and project guidance for a small group of technicians
  • Devising testing methods to evaluate specific binder properties and performance
  • Collaborating to develop binders that influence design of next generation printing platforms.
  • Maintaining high level of communications with cross-functional team, and partners
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team to define, write, and execute designs of experiments including mixture designs.
  • Provide pilot quantities of binders to print and materials engineering teams.
  • Work with supply chain to transition formulations to toll manufacturers
  • Develop suppliers with novel raw materials supporting program goals
  • Develop and maintain internal development schedules with engineering, materials development and R&D functions.


  • 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 or MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Science, or equivalent

Preferred Experience:

  • Inkjet and injet printhead experience
  • Binder and/or adhesives formulation
  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Design of Experiment with emphasis on Mixture Studies

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, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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