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 Laboratory Technicians with graduate level knowledge of either/or both polymer/material science and chemistry. Experience in organic/polymer synthesis, polymer modification and material  characterization skills and/or knowledge in Textile science would be an advantage but not essential. This individual would ideally be a recent graduate who is willing to learn on the job and looking to gain industry experience in the fields of polymer science/organic synthesis and fiber technology..

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.


  • Conduct organic chemistry experiments as instructed under the guidance of the senior staff members

  • Carryout routine laboratory tests on samples prepared

  • Compile and interpret chemical and instrument data and interpret results and make effective recommendations

  • Setup, operate, maintain laboratory instruments on a routine basis

  • Inspect, analyze, and troubleshoot instruments

  • Reading repair manuals and liaising with other professionals. 

  • Writing up reports, safety regulations, and preventative maintenance plans.

  • Overview supplier materials characterizations

  • Maintain lab safety at all times

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Chemistry, material science, polymer science or similar discipline. Individuals who expect to graduate in the near future are also encouraged to apply.

  • Both fundamental understanding of principles of Chemistry and basic chemical synthesis skills (in an undergraduate laboratory), are essential

  • Critical thinking, time management and problem-solving skills 

  • Willingness to learn on the job and good problem solving skills

  • Basic understanding on safe handling of chemicals and their disposal to the environment

  • Capable of prioritizing tasks and directing efforts appropriately

  • Quick learner, independently adapts from trial and error

  • Ability to handle confidential business information

  • Efficient and effective communication skills across an interdisciplinary team

  • Team player with a positive attitude

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite


  • Industrial experience in polymer synthesis, scaling up or processing 

  • A passion for sustainability and circular economies 

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