JOBS

Be a part of this game changing team!

Positions Available

Virtual Lab Manager

By helping scientists do their job, we are helping all the people on the planet who benefit from inventions, creations, and knowledge that scientists create.

You will co-manage a minimum of two labs. We are “virtual” so your job consists of sitting in an office and communicating with scientists, in other parts of the world, about what they need to run their experiments.

You will be trained to be one of the best lab managers in the world.

EXPERIENCE

A strong candidate will have two of these backgrounds:

  • 6+ years lab management experience or postdoc who has managed scientists, experiments, and budgets
  • Minimum of a Master’s
  • Purchaser in a non-science setting
  • Sales rep in the life science industry

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate with engineers & scientists to understand their needs and experiments
  • Communicate with suppliers (sales reps, technical help & customer service) to obtain pricing and technical info, place orders, retrieve order updates, and solve logistics and supply chain problems
  • Keep accounting records organized
  • Report progress and solve problems at team meetings

 

    DESIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS

    We want a long-term commitment, someone who will help a small company grow into a large one.

    • Tech savvy (very good with a computer, its keyboard and multiple monitors)
    • Proactive mentality – help without being asked to help, and an ability to predict problems
    • Knowledge of hardware or mechanical engineering, and/or chemistry, and/or molecular biology
    • A passion for science and desire to make a difference in the world.
    • Confident presence on the phone. We frequently call suppliers

     

    TIMEFRAME

    Looking to start now, preferably in Chicago.

    COMPENSATION

    • $50-70k, depending on experience (Full time)
    • Medical and Dental health benefits
    • 401(K) Plan
    • Food provided at the office

    APPLY NOW — Email your resume to office@happilabs.org with the job title in the subject

     

    Support Virtual Lab Manager

     

    HappiLabs is a small business based in Chicago that provides a service to scientists called the Virtual Lab Manager. We are similar to an outsourced purchasing department (some might say a Personal Shopper) for biotech companies and scientific research labs.

    Our mission: to improve the happiness of scientists and the quality of their research.

    By helping scientists do their job, we are helping all the people on the planet who benefit from inventions, creations, and knowledge that scientists create.

    We are “virtual” to our customers, so your job consists of sitting in our Chicago office where you’ll be helping track, process, and manage orders our VLMs have placed for customers. You will be interacting with vendors, customer service representatives, as well as other HappiLabs employees. If you’re friendly, responsive, innovative, and tough, you’ll be a great fit for this role at HappiLabs.

     

    EXPERIENCE 

    A strong candidate will have two or more of these backgrounds:

    • Logistic experience 
    • Customer service experience
    • Lab technician or Research Associate
    • Purchasing in a science setting
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

       

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Communicating with suppliers (sales reps, technical help & customer service) to obtain pricing, technical information and retrieve order updates 
      • Solve logistics and supply chain issues
      • Organize basic accounting details for your lab, such as Purchase Orders and Invoices
      • Reporting progress and proactively solving problems
      • Utilizing apps and software for managing labs

       

      DESIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS

      • We want a long-term commitment, someone who will help a small company grow into a large one
      • Tech savvy (very good with a computer, its keyboard, and multiple monitors)
      • Mac user AND comfortable with Google products/spreadsheets
      • Proactive – help without being asked to help and able to predict potential problems
      • Quick, mental flexibility – we’re a growing company, always changing, and a good candidate must be willing (and excited!) to change the pace
      • A passion for science and a desire to make a difference in the world
      • Tough – customers and suppliers can be difficult to deal with. You need to take the hits, be calm with your interactions, and move on
      • Confident presence on the phone

       

      COMPENSATION 

      • $35-$55k, depending on experience (Full time)
      • Medical and Dental health benefits
      • 401(K) Plan
      • Snacks & Beverages provided at the Chicago office

      APPLY NOW — Email your resume to office@happilabs.org with the job title in the subject

       

      Director of Operations

      HappiLabs is a small business based in Chicago that provides a service to scientists called the Virtual Lab Manager. We are similar to an outsourced purchasing department (some might say a Personal Shopper) for biotech companies and scientific research labs.

      Our mission: to improve the happiness of scientists and the quality of their research.

      By helping scientists do their job, we are helping all the people on the planet who benefit from inventions, creations, and knowledge that scientists create.

      If you’re friendly, innovative, and tough, you’ll be a good fit for this role at HappiLabs.

      We are looking for someone with experience managing day-to-day operations at a small business or an innovative unit/division at a larger company. The general outline of the role and expectations are as follows:

       

        RESPONSIBILITIES
        • Work with Virtual Lab Managers (VLM) to improve operational efficiency
        • Oversee accounting, IT, and legal teams
        • Collaborate with executive-level management in the development of performance goals and long-term operational plans
        • Maintain company culture, treat employees well, and make sure employees are treating customers well by living the HappiLabs mission
        • Work with HR to assist with employee hiring, training, and development
        • Attend daily or weekly operations meetings
        • Be on-site at least two days per week. Available as needed the rest of the week via phone/video meetings and responsive to email
        • Report to the CEO
        EXPERIENCE
        • 3+ years in a leadership role
        • 3+ years in a customer service organization
        • Life science background required
        • BONUS: dealings with government contracts
        DESIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS
        • Excellent social skills, empathy and charisma
        • Track record of innovating processes
        • Proven knowledge of performance evaluation metrics in a business setting
        • Negotiate like a champ
        • Toughness. We will take on titans of the industry
        • Knowledge of supply chain, distribution and logistics 
        • A passion for science and a desire to make a difference in the world
        METRICS FOR SUCCESS
        1. Happy employees
        2. Customer satisfaction and retention
        3. Revenue or profit growth 
        COMPENSATION
        • $80-$110k, depending on experience (Full time)
        • Medical and Dental health benefits
        • 401(K) Plan
        • Snacks & Beverages provided at the Chicago office
        • Location: Chicago
        APPLY NOW — Email your resume to office@happilabs.org with the job title in the subject