What we do:

Early Charm creates, owns, and operates businesses that convert science into revenue.

We are the management team, the operators, and the entrepreneurs. We do not write checks and just pop in for board meetings. We show up to our labs, our production facilities, and our offices every day to do all the heavy lifting in our portfolio companies.

Our scientists and engineers work across our entire portfolio, never just one venture. This brings extraordinary expertise to the earliest stages of product development. The lack of silos fosters creativity and attracts the most collaborative people.

Similarly, our sales & marketing team works across our portfolio enabling us to have the voice of customers heard early and often as we consider product development. Add in our experts in law, intellectual property, accounting, finance, licensing, purchasing and more to get the complete team to build our businesses.

What you will do:

You will engage with our customers and our team of scientists, engineers, and designers across a range of technologies including custom inks, nanomaterials, technical textiles, 3D printing and controlled delivery. For more information on our product lines, visit: matericgroup.com

Because we are a custom manufacturer, we can never be certain what our customers will ask for. That also means we can never be certain what project you will be working on but there are things in common to all projects.

You will work with various polymer processing technologies, determine suitable polymer formulations (solvents, additives, etc.) and processing requirements, and evaluate intermediate and finished polymer materials performance using mechanical, chemical, and analytical techniques.

What you need to be successful:

A strong understanding of Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Physical Chemistry, Polymer Processing, Polymer Applications (Coatings, Textiles, Packaging, Composites), and/or Polymer Formulations. While not a requirement, an understanding of fundamental polymer chemistry related to structure property relationships would be a plus.

What we will do for you:

Career development is our top priority for you. You will learn from our senior business team, our lead scientists, and are encouraged to build your capabilities with third-party training. You will expand your network around the world through building close relationships with our customers. You will get to see a wide range of deal flow through the eyes of seasoned venture capitalists. Your long-term success is our success.

Where you will work:

We are at the center of the entrepreneurial renaissance of Baltimore giving you the opportunity to interact with some of the nation’s most exciting technology companies. Located at 1100 Wicomico Street, our labs, production space and offices are intermingled with firms doing engineering design, software development, specialty textiles, 3D printing, and so much more. There is even a brewery.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is Our Business:

Creativity is the soul of Early Charm. We expand creativity by actively seeking out and embracing diversity in all its forms. Diversity of thought, of experience, of culture, of race, of expression and ultimately of the individual is, therefore, our soul.

Action and cooperation drive our success at Early Charm. We foster action through equity. Equity means we treat everyone with respect, empower everyone to make decisions, help everyone to advance their career and compensate everyone fairly. We encourage cooperation by being inclusive. Inclusive means celebrating each other’s differences, listening to each other’s views, and empowering each other to be individuals through our own actions. Equity and inclusion, therefore, is our success.


Name your own holidays
Paid vacation and sick leave
Medical, Life and Dental Insurance
401K with matching

How to Join Us:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Kurt McWilliams at: apply@earlycharm.com