Quadratic is a well-funded seed-stage startup revolutionizing the entire concept of 3D printing to open up new commercial and industrial applications. The company’s technology is based on a groundbreaking invention by a dynamic multidisciplinary team of scientists at Harvard. Think Star Trek Replicator. Veteran entrepreneurs guide the company with a deep commitment to transparency in a high-trust environment. We focus relentlessly on rapid results with fast customer feedback loops. Make a broad impact as an early team member and help us invent the future of 3D printing.

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Open Positions
Optics Engineering Lab Assistant




We are seeking an optics engineering lab assistant to support scientists and engineers building, programming and testing various optical printing engines in a fast-paced multidisciplinary startup environment.  The successful candidate will be passionate about 3D printing, building machines and enjoy solving complex problems that involve advanced materials, optics and systems.



  • Set up and implement optical experiments for 3D printer development

  • Summarize and report results to engineering team

  • Develop software to control and test printers and interface with available databases

  • Work closely with engineering team to optimize printing performance

  • Comply with EH&S requirements and promote safety in the work environment.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Student pursuing a BS or graduate degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, physics or similar major

  • Hands-on experience with optics laboratory equipment such as displays, photodetectors, cameras, fiber as well as spectrometers and microscopes.

  • Programming experience in LabVIEW, Matlab, C/C++, VB and/or python

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Available to work at least 20 hrs/wk


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Hands-on experience programming display and camera hardware

  • Knowledge and experience designing and implementing optical systems

  • Demonstrated success programming lab equipment using LabVIEW, VB or python

  • Familiarity with different optical sources such lasers and LEDs

  • Experience with electronics designing and debugging circuits

  • Experience with 3D modeling (e.g., SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD) and/or optical ray tracing

Additional Information


Travel: 1-3 trips/year

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Please email your resume to 3Dcareers [at] quadratic3d [dot] com with a cover letter explaining why you are an A+ star contributor.