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 Application Development Lead will act as a liaison between our R&D and Business Development/ Marketing  teams.  This position will facilitate the creation and oversight of critical support including product application, problem solving, and decision making.

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.


  • Lead a team to develop existing and potential applications related to apparel industry and beyond

  • Plan and manage performance benchmarking tests of Kelsun, Keel Labs proprietary yarn and document the results 

  • Collaborates with Sales/Business Development team  to scope technical solutions to address technical challenges

  • Cascade customer feedback to internal product specifications

  • Recommend solutions that optimize value for both the customer and the company

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS, with MS preferred, in physical/life sciences, engineering, or related discipline

  • Minimum 4 years experience working preferably within biomaterial development 

  • Demonstrated success in people & project management

  • Able to effectively communicate in both technical and non-technical details to internal and external stakeholders

  • Self motivated, adaptable, and detail oriented

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

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