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Paradromics is building the first high-bandwidth brain machine interface. Our technology will enable a new generation of neural prosthetics, with the fundamental goal of changing how neurological conditions are treated.

We are looking for talented scientists and engineers to join our team. If the positions below don't match your area of expertise, we'd still love to hear from you. Please send us a cover letter and resume to careers@paradromics.com.


IT Support Technician (contract)

Do you have experience helping startup companies build their IT infrastructure? Do you enjoy solving complicated problems while balancing the need for quick decisions? We are looking for a Linux-focused IT Professional to provide external consulting services and assist us in building out our infrastructure as we expand.

Primary Scope of Services

  • Review and implement programs, policies and procedures to ensure the Company’s IT systems are secure and efficient; specifically:
  • Linux system administration:
    • User account management and groups
    • SSH server and client configuration, public key management, and port tunneling
    • DNS resolver configuration and resource record administration
    • Network interface, route, firewall/NAT (iptables)
    • VPN server and client configuration
    • Commercial-class WiFi network deployment, configuration, administration
    • Filesystems and RAID: configuration, tuning, rebuilds and migrations
    • Fileservers: NFS, Samba
    • Bash scripting
  • Support for Windows and Mac clients:
    • LAN configuration
    • Remote filesystem configuration (SMB)
    • VPN client configuration
    • Application and license installation
    • Data backup client installation, configuration, maintenance

Preferred experience includes:

  • Ubuntu/Debian, Synology, and UBNT (Ubiquiti/Vyatta) platforms
  • Assembling server-class PCs
  • Laboratory technical procedures, instrument networking, and automation
  • Building Debian/Ubuntu packages, and building packages from source
  • Ansible-based platform management for Linux, Windows, and Mac
  • Python and/or other environments commonly used for automating Linux and cross-platform system operations
  • Automated tape backup operation
  • Git/github for version control and issue/project tracking
  • Deployment of license servers
  • Configuration and operation of Kerberos 5 servers
  • Working familiarity with encryption fundamentals
  • Postgres database administration
  • Apache and phpBB maintenance and administration

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Expertise to perform the services described in the scope of services
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to understand what solutions have worked in the past and about how to improve established systems and processes
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, as well as interpersonal communications skills for effective negotiating and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent listening skills in order to listen to the needs of the Company and then to implement solutions that address the specific needs.
  • Ability to explain ideas and concepts in a simplified manner that is the person must understand complex ideas in IT and able to simplify and explain problems and solutions in terms everyone can understand.
  • Project management and problem solving skills
  • Startup company experience, preferred
  • Health Tech Industry experience, preferred

Schedule: Immediately; estimated services would be 20-40 hours a month Classification: Independent Contractor Reports to: Director of Operations Location: Remote with the ability to physically come to our Austin, Texas office

If you have the experience and skills to thrive in this role, we want to hear from you! To apply, send your qualifications and a statement as to why you or your firm would be perfect for this contract to careers@paradromics.com.


Procurement Specialist / Buyer

If you thrive in a fast-pace environment, want to be surrounded by a team of brilliant scientists, engineers, and all around hard workers, then Paradromics may be for you. We are looking for a can-do person who will be a good steward of our resources and someone we can rely on to help us establish traceability of our products. They will be responsible for the purchasing, inspecting, and receiving of goods for our company as well as creating and documenting the Standard Operating Procedure for the procurement function. The Procurement Specialist / Buyer will work in our North Austin, Texas office providing support to the Director of Operations.

Key education/skills/experience should include a relevant bachelor’s degree; 4-6 years of procurement, buying, and document control; project management and problem solving skills; as well as a proven ability to effectively partner with suppliers to improve overall supply chain performance.

Words that best describe the behavior this individual will need are: agility, analytical, critical thinker, self-starter, systems oriented, and tenacious.

If you can honestly say those words describe you and you have the key skills, behaviors, and experience to thrive in this role, we want to hear from you! To apply, send a cover letter and resume to careers@paradromics.com describing why you would be perfect for the role and why you want to work with us. Only candidates who apply via this email address will be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Purchasing, Inspecting and Receiving of goods; specifically:
    • Sourcing and managing suppliers including bids, performance, capability
    • Issuing Purchase Orders
    • Interfacing with staff and vendors
    • Negotiating terms of contracts
    • Managing data to support sourcing decisions
    • Deploying best practice procurement tools and negotiation skills
    • Optimizing supplier performance and minimizing risk in the supply chain
    • Creating and documenting Standard Operating Procedures for the procurement function
  • Reconciliation of expenses and costs
  • Lead bring-up of new inventory system
  • Collaborate with accounting firm for bill pays
  • Tracking and archiving equipment/hardware
  • Logging and tracking software licenses

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Document Control
  • Anticipating lab supplies

Education / Experience / Requirements

  • 4-6 years of procurement, buying, and document control experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field such as Accounting, Business, or Supply Chain Management
  • Project management and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to effectively partner with suppliers to improve overall supply chain performance
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, as well as interpersonal communications skills for effective negotiating and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Contract development and review experience
  • Knowledge of best practices and the ability to identify opportunities to improve supply chain performance
  • Knowledge and ability to identify cost drivers
  • Experience with financial tracking & purchasing software
  • Computer literate including excel, pivot tools and macros
  • Willingness to adapt to fast-pace environment and self-starter personality are a must
  • Prior startup experience, preferred
  • Prior Medical Device procurement experience, preferred

Start Date: Available immediately Classification: Full-time at 40+ hours, Non-Exempt; work authorization to legally work in the US Title: Procurement Specialist/Buyer Reports to: Director of Operations Location: North Austin, Texas Supervises: n/a

Position Type/Expected Hours of work: This is a non-exempt, full-time position. Regular days/hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm averaging 40 hours a week. This position occasionally requires working before and after the regular schedule, including weekend work.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position is not a supervisory role.

Travel: Local travel is expected with this role about 5% of the time. This position requires a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to carry out essential tasks.

Work Environment: This job operates primarily from the North Austin, Texas office with the ability to work virtually when coordinated with the manager. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers and photocopiers.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

NOTE: It is the policy of Paradromics, Inc. is to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

EOE M/F/H/V


Neuroscientist

Paradromics is looking for a talented individual to join the expanding in-vivo team in Austin, TX. The in-vivo team specializes in testing new hardware and technology as well as performing exciting neuroscience experiments in novel clinical translational models. This position will require close interaction with the hardware team and therefore the ideal candidate will have worked across both disciplines of engineering and neuroscience in relation to biomedical devices.

Basic Requirements

  • BS in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience or relevant other disciplines
  • Knowledge of systems neuroscience (Motor, Visual, Auditory)
  • Basic Programming knowledge (e.g. Matlab)
  • Electrode Array implantation experience
  • Surgical experience for electrode implantation
  • Electrophysiology knowledge and application

Ideal candidates may possess, but not required:

  • MS + 3 years industrial experience or PhD in Biomedical engineering or Neuroscience or relevant other disciplines
  • Deep knowledge of systems neuroscience relating to Brain Machine/Computer Interface
  • Surgical experience in a variety of translational preclinical models
  • Advanced programming knowledge (e.g. Python, Matlab, C etc.) in relation to systems neuroscience based analysis
  • Experience in advanced Electrophysiology (analysis techniques, denoising set ups, using multiple data acquisition systems)
  • Histology knowledge - immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry etc.
  • Experience implanting multiple Electrode Array types

In addition, the successful applicant must be willing to relocate to Austin, TX, with the Paradromics Team

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to careers@paradromics.com

EOE M/F/H/V


Temporary Entry-Level Engineer: Maker & Tester

Paradromics is looking for an early stage scientist/engineer to join our core hardware and fabrication team for a fixed duration of employment immediately through Dec 31st, 2018. The Paradromics team is preparing to relocate to Austin, TX at the end of 2018 to accommodate our expansion.

The job will be a healthy mix of ad hoc construction of laboratory apparatus, process development, small scale manufacturing, and performance characterization. While every day is different, we are looking for an individual who can support our engineering team on a day to day basis and enjoys building fascinating things.

The ideal person will take devices from ordering material all the way to prototype testing, and has experience working in a precision laboratory environment. In the process, the candidate is expected to contribute to optimization, SOPs and technical and process related feedback.

Be ready to discuss a few things that you have made.

  • Required Skills and Qualifications
    • Eligible to work in the U.S.
    • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, physics or engineering.
    • Excellent hand skills, strict attention to detail
    • Able to take devices from ordering material all the way to prototype testing
    • Ability to keep accurate lab records
    • Organized and capable of multi-tasking and time management
    • Comfortable with at least three of following: 3-D printing, CNC milling, PCB design, soldering, microcontrollers, acid-base titration, wirebonding, photolithography
    • Experience with basic data analysis (Excel, MATLAB, etc)
    • Hands-on experience with CAD design

Job Title: R&D Scientist

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to careers@paradromics.com.

EOE M/F/H/V