Field Specialist - Miami | Contract, Part-Time

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 in Miami, Florida 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.


You are available to work an average of 10-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday with occasional weekend availability.

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)

  • Availability to work an average of 10-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday with occasional weekend availability

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

Additional Employment Requirements: Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal record check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (or valid records of vaccination exemption and a commitment to submit to regular COVID-19 testing).

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 fill out a few fields and 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.