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Material/Polymer Scientist


To develop novel 3D printing materials for dental applications at Structo. Structo is a Singapore-based technology company making high-end 3D printers and materials for the dental industry with business across 4 continents. We have a team of 50 over full-time staff in various positions across hardware, materials and software disciplines.

key responsibilities:
  • Develop and/or perform all formulation related activities; includes concept and planning of novel formulations, modification of existing formulation, batch scale formulation, monitoring, verification etc
  • Perform lab scale 3D printing, post-processing, application tests to validate design and progress on iterative testing of new materials
  • Document test results in accordance to ISO 13485, specifications, and final formula procedures in a standard format for inclusion from batch scale to production runs
  • Communicate in a timely fashion, all information regarding formulation, project status, material research, results, etc. to the members in the team
  • Conduct intellectual searches for technical information and literature survey through a variety of resources, including online portals and services
  • Write and/or review procedures, scientific case studies to support product development activities (may involve use of Endnote, Origin Pro, Adobe illustrator, AUTOCAD, Solidworks, Netfab etc.)
  • Prepare research proposals including analytical and technical data for development of new products including characterization of material properties
  • Keep abreast of current trends, practices, developments, and regulatory changes, which would impact products, procedures, or formulation
  • Ensure the maintenance and/or adherence to good laboratory practices and all safety regulations both in laboratory and manufacturing areas
  • Provide technical knowledge in guiding others in the R&D team pertaining to field of expertise
  • Participate in process improvement and product investigations of biocompatible materials
  • Construct experimental studies intended to provide supporting data or to resolve technical issues encountered during a project
  • Assists in the training, development of personnel when required
  • PhD in Polymer Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry or relevant background in other polymer related sciences with at least 3 years of experience in R&D.
  • Sufficient knowledge of functional organic and inorganic materials, acrylate-epoxy-urethane-silicone chemistry, co-polymers, conjugated/hybrid polymers and their applications
  • Should have strong knowledge of structure-property relationships of polymers
  • Experience in curing kinetics of UV curable resins and its effect on shrinkage, mechanical properties, etc. is desirable
  • Experience in the UV coatings or paint or other polymer allied industries is a plus
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate within the team with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct experiments and interpret data on material formulation and development of Class I & II medical grade materials
  • Prior knowledge on o Materials characterization and analysis (UV-vis, FT-IR, TGA, DMA, Raman) o Surface characterizations (TEM, SEM, Stylus profiler and AFM) o Material property testing such as tensile, flexure, compression, impact, hardness, thermal and water resistance, residual polymer, ash content, water sorption, shrinkage, warpage, colour, viscosity etc.)
  • Good grasp of current trends and product portfolios in 3D printing
  • Capable of working independently and at creative capacity
  • Good critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated and self-driven
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to work in a startup environment

Misc. Comments Monthly salary S$4,500 – S$6,500
Singaporean citizens or Singaporean PRs preferred

Work environment
This job operates in a professional B2 industrial environment with a R&D laboratory and production facility managed at the premises

Position Type and Expected hours of work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. respectively

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