Research Assistant


About the company:

At SilkIt, we are on a mission to transform the way we create and use biomaterials. We are a dynamic, early-stage, rapidly growing startup, which is a spinoff technology developed at Weizmann institute of Science (Shimanovich lab). We specialize in the development and production of silk protein-based biomaterials for biomedical and beauty applications. Our groundbreaking technologies have the potential to reshape multiple industries, from consumer products to healthcare and beyond.

Job description:

As a Research Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting our research activities and maintaining the smooth operation of our laboratories. Your responsibilities will include:

• Preparing and setting up laboratory equipment and instruments for experiments.
• Assisting researchers and scientists with conducting experiments and data collection.
• Maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies and placing orders as needed.
• Assisting in the preparation of reagents, solutions and media.
• Following standard operation procedures and safety guidelines.
• Performing routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment.
• Contributing to general laboratory upkeeping and cleanliness.

Required qualifications:

• M.Sc./Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Biomedical Engineering/material science/ Chemistry or a related field.
• Experience with biocompatible polymeric materials and composites an advantage.
• Good skills as a handyman and with a “can-do” attitude. Strong motivation.
• Relevant academic education – preferred.
• Functions well in a team environment as well as working individually.
• Proven ability to design and execute experiments, analyze data, and communicate findings.
• A flexible, independent, and disruptive thinker with a diverse perspective

Why join us?
• Impactful work: Be part of a company that is driving the shift towards new biomaterials, shaping a more eco-friendly future for generations to come.
• Innovative environment: Work alongside talented scientists, engineers, and visionaries who are passionate about pushing boundaries and making a difference.
• Growth opportunities: As a fast-growing startup, we offer significant opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
• Collaborative culture: Enjoy a supportive and collaborative work environment where your ideas and contributions are valued.

Job location

Ness Ziona