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Senior Research Scientist


San Francisco, CA, US

Job ID:  42301
Category:  Product & Engineering

Origin was acquired in early 2021 by Stratasys, the world’s leading 3D printing company. Our 3D printers enable mass production of end-use parts using our Programmable Photopolymerization P3™ technology, combining high-performance materials from our ecosystem along with industry-leading accuracy, consistency and detail. Join a diverse, talented and global team with a Silicon Valley startup’s culture, pace and creativity.


We are looking for a Senior Research Scientist, responsible for the design and execution of experiments with the goal of furthering the core technology of the Origin P3 platform. This role will tackle advanced technical projects alongside a team of research personnel with complex interdependencies across several disciplines to advance Origin’s best in class material processing and production capabilities.



  • Characterize and derive models to describe physical mechanisms of processing photopolymers under a broad variety of conditions
  • Lead assigned projects and deliver results consistently in a professional and timely manner
  • Take part in the ideation, design, and evaluation of advanced subsystems and future product
  • development

  • Create and maintain an internal knowledge base of test results and process understanding critical to P3 technology in a concise and accessible format
  • Analyze large and complex datasets in the context of concrete objectives and deliverables
  • Operate advanced metrology and additive manufacturing equipment
  • Contribute to complex and fast paced troubleshooting / root cause analysis exercises
  • Derive, document, and present specifications to cross-functional teams based on quantitative
  • experimental results



  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or Chemical Engineering  

  • 5+ years of industry experience, (2 of which should include development or characterization of
  • photopolymers)

  • 2+ years of experience in the field of materials science
  • 2+ years of experience working with manufacturing technologies
  • Strong team player and communicator



  • Doctorate in Philosophy desired
  • Demonstrated Communications, decision making and interpersonal skills, with a strong emphasis on the skill and ability to lead or take part in cross-functional technical projects
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis tools such as Python, R, and SQL
  • Prior experience in the operation of additive manufacturing equipment in a advanced research environment
  • Prior experience in the processing and formulation of photopolymers




Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from CAD data for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods and education industries. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct. Stratasys has over 2,000 employees, holds over 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

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