At Inceptive, we don't have titles. Instead of topic experts working in silos, we are building an antedisciplinary team where everyone is gaining deep knowledge outside of their traditional area of expertise. For this reason, we call ourselves Beginners.

At Inceptive, you will drive development forward that could help billions of people. To accomplish this, you will be part of a collaborative, antedisciplinary team building our biological software.

Inceptive is a diverse team of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, attempting to bring the precision and modularity of software to the design of biomolecules.

As our team grows, we need individuals with experience in human resources, compliance, people and culture, and administration to support and educate us in these areas and help us execute on our mission. You understand your area of expertise deeply but seek to learn new things and solve new problems. You can’t wait to do things differently and better. With your skills and willingness to try new things, you will be part of building a unique work environment and team at Inceptive.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

  • Embody our vision of an antedisciplinary environment and embrace learning about areas outside of your traditional area of expertise
  • Collaborate with team members from diverse backgrounds to build innovative and scalable work solutions
  • Zoom-in and out to understand the big picture, find creative solutions to complex problems, and drive projects end-to-end on the ground, taking responsibility for the execution
  • Experience or know-how in any combination of the following:
    • Develop, communicate, and implement processes across company operations
    • HR Administration with international insights, e.g. Payroll, Benefits, and Compliance
    • Building trusted relationships and supporting a high-growth team
    • Career development, training, and employee engagement


  • Deep knowledge in your area(s) of expertise with a strong eagerness to connect with and apply them in other areas
  • Availability to accommodate working with team members across different time zones, with one or two meetings per week starting at 8am PT or finishing at 7pm CET
  • Readiness to travel several times a year for company retreats and business events
  • We value the benefits of in-person collaboration and prefer candidates who can easily and regularly connect at our office in Palo Alto
  • Experience in working in a startup and/or willingness to dive into a fast-paced environment
  • Based in Berlin and present in the office, knowledge of the German language is a plus


$105K – $195K + Bonus + Equity

What we offer

  • A competitive compensation package
  • 30 days paid vacation per year
  • Comprehensive health insurance and 401K with company match (US) or comparable benefits if based in other countries
  • Quarterly company-wide retreats
  • Budget for multiple visits per year to our offices in Berlin and/or in Palo Alto
  • Learning & Development budget to attend conferences, take courses, or otherwise invest in your professional growth, as well as access to the Learning & Development platform EdX
  • A buddy to help you get settled

About Inceptive

At Inceptive, we are creating tools to develop increasingly powerful biological software for the rational design of novel, broadly accessible medicines and biotechnologies previously out of reach. Our team brings together vast expertise in molecular biology, machine learning, and software engineering, and we are all working towards becoming antedisciplinary, meaning we deepen the knowledge we have in our area of expertise while also expanding our knowledge of completely new fields.

We approach our goals with a beginner's mind, humbly and with fresh eyes, and aim to become the pioneers of a new discipline rooted in biology as much as in deep learning, whose impact will be realized together with out-of-the-box thinkers in business and entrepreneurship, defying established categorizations. We are building a company culture centered around growth, learning, and discovery. We believe in humility and open-mindedness in how we approach each other, as well as problems we don't yet have solutions for.

It is the policy of Inceptive to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Inceptive prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Inceptive is also committed to welcoming and providing accommodations to people with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need any accommodations throughout your application process.

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