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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.


Executive Administrator to the CEO

This role involves working side-by-side with the CEO of a biotechnology startup that is solving one of the most exciting technological problems of our generation. Paradromics is developing a neural interface that provides high-volume bidirectional data streaming capabilities between brains and computers—an implantable, wireless modem for the brain. The technology will allow physically disabled patients to connect directly with personal computers or with next-generation active prosthetic devices such as artificial eyes, ears, and limbs. As a member of the team, you would be an integral part of that mission.

You will be responsible for making sure the CEO is as effective and efficient as possible. The role will range from traditional executive administrative work (managing travel itineraries, scheduling appointments, etc) to assisting with communications and social media, to executing special projects or attending meetings on behalf of the CEO. Tasks will change according to the ebb and flow of start-up activity and you should expect to be flexible in terms of responsibilities and hours. This position directly assists with significant matters such as business development and operations, finance, investor relations, budgeting, auditing, insurance, purchasing, marketing, research, personnel management, public relations, government relations, legal and regulatory compliance—whatever the CEO is doing, that is what you will be assisting. Therefore confidentiality, responsibility, and discretion are paramount.

You will be expected to quickly become proficient with collaborative software tools such as Monday, Slack, Google Drive/Docs/Sheets, and OneDrive. The majority of assigned work will be conducted during regular business hours, but it is essential that you have flexibility to be available early morning, late evening, and weekends. This position is based out of our North Austin, Texas office, but the applicant should be able to travel domestically or internationally, as needed.

We are looking for an organized, communicative individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is looking to get in on the ground floor of an amazing start-up company during a period of rapid growth. The ideal candidate is an independent problem solver who understands the importance of exercising discretion and independent judgment when dealing with all aspects of the job, recognizing that even the small, supportive tasks must be completed with rigor and expedition. This is a new position, without established techniques, procedures or specific standards described in manuals. In fact, you will be creating the processes which will be followed in the future.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications

  • Proofread and edit CEO’s business communication; initiating/creating the first draft whenever possible
  • Prepare presentations and talking points outline/scripts
  • Help manage social media content
  • Assist in editing and proofreading important reports/communiques for internal and external distribution
  • Create meeting agendas, take notes, identify action items for stakeholders, write and distribute meeting minutes

Executive Assistance

  • Manage and prioritize CEO’s day-to-day calendar appointments/tasks
  • Manage travel itineraries; book travel
  • Use the collaborative software tools to coordinate between CEO and team
  • Organization and filing
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with the CEO to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities.
  • Coordinate and attend to personal tasks and errands, occasionally as needed
  • Manage access to CEO
  • Take meetings with vendors on behalf of the CEO as company representative, when necessary
  • Act on behalf of the CEO using Limited Power of Attorney authorization, when necessary
  • Anticipates needs of personnel, vendors, and investors; proactively contact appropriate people and resources to get issues resolved

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis on written communication
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, as well as interpersonal communications skills for effective negotiating and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Not squeamish about medical issues or imagery; you will accompany the CEO into meetings related to e.g. brain surgery
  • Proficiency in collaborative software tools such as Monday, Slack, Google Drive/Docs/Sheets, and OneDrive and ability to quickly self-learn new software tools
  • Mastery in presentations/PowerPoint with a strong sense of slide aesthetics
  • Ability to effectively partner with fast-moving people
  • Strong record of solving problems and prioritizing/re-prioritizing conflicting deadlines through effective time management
  • Internal drive to master new skills quickly
  • Keen ability to be intuitive and anticipate needs of the CEO
  • Ability to handle confidential documents and sensitive information with discretion
  • Willingness to adapt to fast-pace environment and self-starter personality

Nice-to-have (but not necessary)

  • 1-2 years of business-related work experiences, including internships
  • Ability to understand, proofread, and edit technical writing

If this position speaks to you, please contact careers@paradromics.com

  • Submitting writing samples will strongly enhance your candidacy.
  • Only candidates who apply directly through careers@paradromics.com will be considered; applications through Indeed.com or other jobs aggregators will not be considered.

EOE M/F/H/V It is the policy of Paradromics, Inc. 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.


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.

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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.

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