Join Poppy and
help make places safer.

Poppy was founded in 2019 with a simple mission: to empower the world to stay healthy together by revealing the pathogens in our spaces, so we all can live safer lives.


Designed and developed by a team of award-winning entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers, and an advisory board representing the leading scientific minds in the fields of infectious disease, bioaerosol science, metagenomics, the microbiome of built environments, and emergency medicine. Privately held, with offices in San Francisco and Toronto, Poppy is hiring for remote and hybrid roles to support our growing customer base.


Poppy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and contractors.

About the Role We are looking for motivated medically or pharmacologically trained people, or those with undergraduate, MSc, PhD, or PostDoc microbiology backgrounds (students welcome) located across the United States with a desire to get deeply involved with working hard to help with managing COVID-19.

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, contract-based 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
  • Travel to customer sites to conduct bioaerosol assessment projects
  • Connect with customers to help design and execute air assessment projects
  • Visit customer sites regularly to collect samples and data
  • 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
  • Academic and/or professional background in pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, or life sciences
  • 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
  • Laboratory experience and in-depth knowledge in biosafety
  • Previous experience in customer service

Job Type: Part-time, Contract, Temporary
Salary: $20.00-$27.00 USD per hour
COVID-19 considerations: We’re on a quest to help people feel safe when working together. We provide full PPE and training, and expect this role to be able to explain the basics of COVID and infectious disease transmissions.

Interested in the role? Click “Apply” below to submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should include an overview of your experience and why you’re interested in joining the Poppy team.