Development Operations Manager

Full Time | Morrisville, NC

Keel Labs™ is a platform for innovation, broadening our vision for the potential of the ocean to accelerate our planet’s development towards a more sustainable future. Driven by the exploration of novel resources from the ocean, Keel Labs™ functions as a hub for the next generation of climate-focused solutions derived from nature.

Keel Labs is looking for a talented and motivated individual to support the growth and operation of our Research and Development team at our Morrisville office.   The Development Operations Manager will act as a liaison between our R&D and Operations teams.  This position will facilitate the creation and oversight of critical support services including: laboratory management, engineering, and analytical service lines.  

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.


  • Provide daily Interface between specialized, technical team members, other departments, and relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensure Lab Management, Engineering, and Analytical support lines operate effectively to support the R&D team in pursuit of strategic development goals

  • Be the embedded voice of Operations within R&D; working to integrate company initiatives and best practices into the operation of the R&D team

  • Work closely with external manufacturing partners, helping to bridge the gap between Operations and R&D departments

  • Foster the growth and development of Development Operations team members

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS, with MS preferred, in physical/life sciences, engineering, or applicable area

  • 4-6 years of relevant previous experience

  • 2-3 years experience in ap environment

  • Demonstrated success in people & project management

  • Abile to effectively communicate in both technical and non-technical situations

  • Self motivated, adaptable, and detail oriented

  • Thrive in a fast paced, ever-changing, and often challengingp environment

Employment: Full-time

Location: Morrisville, NC

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