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Business Operations Working Student

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Job description

Rare genetic diseases affect 400 million people worldwide. A diagnosis takes five years due to genetic testing challenges. In the near future, understanding the results of sequencing the patient's genome will be the main challenge. The current manual process requires a high level of expertise and a lot of time to determine which of thousands of genetic aspects of a patient are responsible for the disease. Genetic disease patients needing a diagnosis don't have that time. How can we streamline this process? At Nostos Genomics, we believe technology like machine learning and simplicity are key.

We are a venture-backed health tech start-up supported by leading investors and scientists on a mission to improve the lives of 400 million people around the world who suffer from rare diseases. The platform we have developed uses artificial intelligence and computational biology to decipher how changes in our DNA can lead to disease. Through this platform, we enable genetic testing labs to provide clear and fast diagnoses to more patients.

For this, we've gathered one of the best teams of experts in genomics, machine learning, and business development. Our people aren't just part of a team, they're part of something bigger. Together, we share the mission of building AION, our platform part of a new generation of precision medicine that allows rare disease patients to make informed decisions about their health.

Your role

We are seeking a motivated and organized Business Operations Working Student based out of Berlin to join our dynamic health tech company. As a Business Operations Working Student, you will play a crucial role in supporting various aspects of our company's operations. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced biotechnology environment, while contributing to the efficiency and success of our business operations.

Main activities and responsibilities

  • Independently handle and communicate with external tax consultants regarding quarterly financial accounting (Preparatory financial accounting).

  • Administer and support the planning of events (conferences, company meetups, etc.), including logistical arrangements and coordination.

  • Independently process incoming invoices, ensuring accurate financial records and maintaining financial status overview.

  • Manage office-related tasks, serving as the point of contact for office equipment management and procurement.

  • Proactively source and apply for programs, competitions, and PR events to increase visibility and secure funding opportunities.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with various departments to ensure smooth operations and support strategic initiatives.

  • Conduct quality assurance checks on incoming invoices and financial documents to ensure compliance and accuracy.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives to streamline operations and enhance efficiency.

  • Contribute to special projects as needed, providing analytical and organizational support to ensure successful project outcomes.

Job requirements


  • Fluent in German and business proficiency in English

  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in Business Administration, Operations Management, or a related field.

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in data analysis tools such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities, with keen attention to detail.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage workload efficiently.

  • Eagerness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

  • Previous experience or coursework related to business operations is a plus.

What we value in our team

Our team reflects the interdisciplinary collaboration required to solve this big challenge – ranging from software and data science to genetics and healthcare. We are a proudly diverse, international group of creative problem-solvers and humble learners that care about having a positive impact on society and are also aware of the trust placed in us. This is why we value transparency and kindness, taking ownership and we encourage your personal growth:

  • Develop your personal skills and knowledge with resources like books and courses to learn continuously

  • Dynamic and flexible work environment that you can design (incl. remote work options)

  • Participate in our success with equity options

  • Possibility to grow with the company and influence our direction

  • Regular social activities: participate only if you feel like it

  • Additionally, we offer good coffee, a selection of healthy snacks and company-subsidized public transport

We see diversity as a core feature of our team and we encourage you to apply especially if you are from an underrepresented group.