Senior Materials Scientist

Location: Barcelona, Spain

At Supernova, we’re not just innovators; we’re game-changers. We aim to produce end-use parts at scale and cost by developing a complete industrial solution to unlock the power and benefits of Additive Manufacturing. We are 100% customer-centered and aware that the value we are bringing is the ability to produce fully functional parts. We work with the conviction that excellence in science and engineering is the cornerstone of transformative change. In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we adopt a champion’s mindset, we take controlled risks, and we are constantly on offense to get things done.

Job Description:

As a Senior Materials Scientist at Supernova, you will lead the formulation of UV-curable materials, vital for our VLM technology. You’ll spearhead the development of new resins, applying your extensive knowledge in chemistry to create innovative solutions. Your role involves conducting detailed characterization studies to understand and improve material properties like strength, flexibility, and curing speed. You will be the driving force behind material advancements, ensuring our products meet the highest standards of quality and performance.

A significant part of your role will be to collaborate closely with engineering colleagues. You’ll work hand-in-hand with the rest of the Material team colleagues, as well as with Mechanical and Process peers from the Engineering team, ensuring that the materials you develop are seamlessly integrated into our printing systems. Your expertise will guide all the technical teams in optimizing printer performance and achieving the best possible results with the materials you develop.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and optimize industrial-grade UV-curable materials for 3D printing applications.
  • Perform state-of-the-art research on the field of UV-curable materials.
  • Conduct rigorous laboratory experiments to evaluate new resin formulations.
  • Analyze and characterize material properties to ensure optimal performance and quality.
  • Collaborate with the definition and implementation of laboratory best-practices and H&S protocols.
  • Collaborate with R&D teams to integrate new materials with printing systems.
  • Lead initiatives to improve material properties, such as durability, flexibility, and curing speed.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, or a related field, with a focus on UV-curable materials.
  • Extensive lab experience in formulating and testing UV-curable resins.
  • Deep understanding of photopolymerization processes and material characterization techniques.
  • Proven track record of innovative research in material science.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic R&D environment.
  • Fluent in English, both in technical communication and documentation.

Why Join Supernova:

  • Innovate at the Forefront: You’ll be driving innovation in 3D printing, shaping the future of the next generation of AM industrial solutions.
  • Creative & Analytical Synergy: Thrive in an environment where creative problem-solving meets analytical rigor, making a real impact in our pioneering projects.
  • Growth & Learning: Enjoy continuous professional development at the edge where engineering, science and man manufacturing meet.
  • Competitive Rewards: Benefit from a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and an inspiring workplace that values your expertise and well-being.

Application Process:

Are you ready to join a team where your contributions make a monumental impact? Send your resume, cover letter, and examples of past projects to