Science

Scientific Field Specialist

Toronto, Ontario   |   Part Time

We are looking for motivated MSc, PhD or Post-grad microbiology students or recent grads in Toronto, Ottawa, Coburg, and Vancouver with wet lab experience and a desire to get deeply involved with an early stage startup (<10 people) working hard to help with COVID-19 in Canada.

About You

You are an excellent communicator with experience in customer service and a knack for paying attention to detail, who’s looking for hands-on experience at the earliest stage of a tech/biotech startup. You are ready to try your hand at a variety of tasks and projects in support of the founding team. You deliver high quality work when you say you will, and are eager to learn what it takes to get a new product & company off the ground.

What You'll Do

  • Visit customer sites daily to collect samples and data (some odd hours may be required, but will be discussed well in advance)

  • Follow protocols closely to ensure high quality collections

  • Interact with customers and act as a liaison to the rest of the team

  • Collaborate in a team environment to provide the best Poppy experience

  • Meet regularly with the team to discuss operational tasks

What You Need

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Exceptional verbal communication skills and attention to detail

  • Know the importance of following protocols and making logical scientific judgments

  • Experience in connecting with customers

  • Willingness to adapt and improvise if necessary

  • Not afraid to share novel ideas and insights

  • Valid drivers license & car (not required if Uber/Lyft is available in your area)

Bonus Points For

  • Background in microbiology, immunology or life sciences

  • Laboratory experience and in-depth knowledge in biosafety

About Poppy 

We’re Poppy. We’re bringing advanced science out of the lab, and building it into powerful, simple tools for everyday life. We believe that we stay healthy together when everyone has trustworthy information and reliable recommendations. Poppy was founded in 2019, and is launching this fall with a new way to continuously monitor workplaces for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens that affect employee health and productivity.


About Our Team

At Poppy, we believe that being part of a successful business and doing good for the world are not mutually exclusive. We’re a nerdy, small, and nimble team that operates on trust, and thrives on diverse perspectives from the people on our team in everything we do. We move at a rapid pace and believe that our team is strongest when everyone has ownership for their key decisions. At Poppy, you can make an impact, be challenged to grow & do your best work. 


About the Role

This is a part-time position. Ability to work in Canada required (i.e. residency, existing work permit).

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. Please tell us why you think this is the right role for you.

At Poppy, we embrace difference. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Poppy provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

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