OPT Industries (http://optindustries.com) is a rapidly growing, venture-backed MIT spinoff company that focuses on building the next generation of additive manufacturing technology. Working at the intersection of automation engineering, computational design and polymer science, we design and commercially manufacture highly customizable materials and products- everything from medical devices to luxury fashion.


Our mission is to transform products by taking an integrated approach from design to manufacturing. As we continue to expand our operation, we are looking for a driven talent in polymer science to meet increasing customer demands in the field of Cosmetics. Candidates must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, performance-minded team environment.


The location for this position is Medford, MA, USA


Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Assist in the development of material formulations for our proprietary 3D printer.
  • Perform materials property testing of candidate formulations (mechanical testing, DMA, stability)
  • Document and analyze processing conditions, test results, and other critical data.
  • Assist with writing technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Automation and Product teams to interpret results and help scale solutions.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Currently studying or recently graduated in chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, material science or relevant degree.
  • Experience with wet lab preferred.
  • Understanding of statistical methods and associated statistical analysis software. (Preferred experience with JMP or other statistical software packages).
  • Self-starter, proactively looking for new challenges and willing to learn new techniques.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Works cleanly and is organized.


OPT Industries is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, martial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.