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.

We are looking for an experienced operator and company builder to help develop the infrastructure that will help our teams succeed and lay the foundations for future growth.

You understand that no two organizations are the same and that our vision for biological software often requires us to take a first-principles approach.

You may have experience in tech or biotech, but you are also able to critically evaluate what you learned in previous organizations and ready to find new solutions to new challenges.

You may not have a formal scientific or technical background, but you understand that to help technical teams succeed, you need to understand the technical challenges they face.

You can’t wait to do things differently and better. With your experience, 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

  • Identify and solve challenges across the company with a particular focus on People and Facilities Operations
  • Build infrastructure needed to support teams through high-growth periods
  • Support all Beginners through structures and practices to promote growth and engagement
  • Foster and promote our culture of transparency
  • 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


  • Strong people skills: the ability to quickly build relationships and confidence with your fellow Beginners
  • Experience working in a high-growth organization, ideally across a variety of different roles and at various sizes of organization
  • Availability to accommodate working with team members across different time zones, with one or two meetings per week starting at 8 am PT or finishing at 7 pm CET
  • Readiness to travel several times a year for company retreats and business events
  • This position will require a significant in-person presence at our Palo Alto site


$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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