Full Time | Morrisville, NC
AlgiKnit is creating eco-conscious, renewable yarns for the circular economy. We’re developing durable yet rapidly degradable yarns from kelp, one of the most regenerative organisms on the planet. Our material is built for everyone: a functional and accessible resource without environmental harm. We’re envisioning a future where the textile industry operates in a closed-loop product lifecycle, utilizing materials with a significantly lower footprint than conventional textiles.
AlgiKnit is looking for a talented and motivated individual to work in a dynamic start-up environment assisting our lab team at our North Carolina office. With a focus on lab practices, this individual will work on supporting our research team in and outside of the lab. Our employees gain a unique and fulfilling experience by developing and executing hands-on approaches to sustainably-minded strategies in a dynamic start-up environment. Our team members benefit from a small, close-knit working environment as all facets of our business are done collaboratively in our shared facilities.
Execute fiber and polymeric material characterizations
Support fiber production process
Run test methods related to textile fiber mechanical performance
Maintain detailed and accurate records
Work independently and in a team setting to reach goals
Self-starter who can work independently with minimal direction
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects
Able to learn new processes quickly and put them into practice
Able to problem solve independently and with a team
Professional, detail-oriented, and excellent in time management
A focus on and dedication to milestone completion
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Experience in standard fiber testing protocols
Textile and fiber knowledge and background is a plus
Aptitude for hands-on problem solving
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or relevant discipline, OR,
Associate's Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or relevant discipline with practical experience
Location: Morrisville, NC
At AlgiKnit you will be part of a small, highly driven team. We came together in 2016 to create high-performance, low-impact textiles that fit into a circular economy. As part of the team, you will play a key part in achieving these goals.