Research Assistant

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


Required Skills:

  • 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


Job Details:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or relevant discipline, OR,

  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or relevant discipline with practical experience 


Employment: Full-time

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.

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