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Lab & Office Manager 25 views

Chicago, IL

Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.
We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
Our investors include premier venture capital firms (Softbank’s Vision Fund, Blackstone Strategic Partners, 1955 Capital, Generation Investment Management led by Al Gore, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures led by Bill Gates) as well as two of the world’s largest Food & Ag companies (Danone and ADM). With our latest $350M in Series C financing, we are continuing in our ambitious growth trajectory to revolutionize the field of sustainability and have global impact.
The Lab & Office Manager will play a critical role in maintaining the smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of the new research and development office facility. A successful candidate will be a positive and energetic self-starter, and enjoy managing a wide variety of workstreams. The right candidate will thrive in fast-paced environments and display exceptional multi-tasking skills while managing priorities. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


  • Identify opportunities for site and process management improvements, and work directly with senior personnel to design and implement new systems for operational efficiency
  • Monitor and manage daily office operations, including, but not limited to, coordination of deliveries, management of vendor and building interactions, and purchase of laboratory and office supplies
  • Monitor consumable spending, providing monthly spending reports to manager
  • Consolidate purchases for cost savings and to improve work performance and efficiency​​
  • Independently identify and problem-solve administrative and facility issues as they arise
  • Serve as a resource to all guests and site employees for “traffic flow” questions, acting as the point of contact for all office and administrative needs
  • Maintain database of required training for lab personnel

  • College degree in Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, or a related field of study strongly preferred; or an equivalent of education plus relevant management experience

  • 3+ years in lab or office management
  • Strong organization, planning, and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in an action-oriented, start-up environment
  • Sound judgement when faced with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-focused environment
  • Self-motivated by problem solving and inherent curiosity to understand how things work
  • Approachable, dependable, and positive
  • Exhibit a strong sense of professional and personal integrity
  • Strong technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and GSuite

  • Must have flexibility and availability to work in person 8am-5 pm based on office needs
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds

  • Comprehensive health care benefits
  • Participation in Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • Opportunity to join a company with an aggressive growth trajectory that will revolutionize multiple industries
    Nature’s Fynd views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    • Company Address 3132 Hillcrest Drive, Chicago, IL 60609
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