Founder Associate (German speaking)

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Founder Associate (German speaking)

Job description

We are a venture-backed health-tech startup supported by leading investors and scientists on a mission to improve the lives of 400 million people around the world who suffer from rare genetic 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 which is part of a new generation of precision medicine that allows people with genetic diseases to make informed decisions about their health.  

Your role
We are looking for a German-speaking Founder Associate to join our dedicated and pan-European team. You will support our founders and managing directors on top business priorities, such as identifying new business lines and building new processes/standards internally and externally. Additionally, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining scalable financial operations at Nostos and supporting other operational processes. This is a unique opportunity in an impactful, fast-growing start-up with a lot of flexibility and ownership regarding processes.

Main activities and responsibilities:

  • Lead projects independently end-to-end, primarily in Business Development and Operations

  • Critically question, analyze and improve existing processes and have a significant impact on making Nostos scalable and efficient

  • Finance: own day-to-day financial tasks, including maintaining accounting records in collaboration with external tax advisor, payment and business expense processing

  • Payroll: Collaborate with the external payroll service provider to produce the monthly payroll report. Understand basic payroll requirements such as social security, employment and employer mandatory deductions, payroll related regulatory filing requirements.

  • Reporting: support preparation of the month-end financial reporting package, gradually transitioning to full ownership.

  • KPI reporting: You’ll be our chief data collector to stay on top of all activities across the company

  • Some general administrative tasks

Job requirements

You’re highly motivated, you love the mix of finance and operations, and you want to make an impact in a highly dynamic environment. Additionally, you have a good understanding of German accounting principles. 


  • You have at least 1 year of experience in a high-performance environment (e.g. high growth startup or tech company, strategy consulting, finance)

  • You are hungry, humble, and never stop learning

  • You combine an analytical mindset with a hands-on attitude

  • A self-starter mindset mixed with a deep enjoyment of collaboration

  • You are an excellent communicator and not afraid of speaking with other people

  • You understand German accounting principles 

  • You speak English and German on a fluent level

What we value in our team

Our team reflects the interdisciplinary collaboration required to solve this big challenge – from software and data science to genetics and healthcare. We are a proudly diverse, international group of creative problem-solvers and humble learners who care about positively impacting 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: 

  • Work on a mission with social impact, aiming to improve the quality of life of 400 million people worldwide.

  • Take ownership and participate in our success with equity options

  • A dynamic and flexible work environment allows you to work anywhere in Europe.

  • Offices in Berlin with everything you need to work comfortably including meeting rooms, kitchen, barista, (optional) social events and sports activities.

  • A friendly work environment with a high degree of autonomy, freedom, trust and responsibility.

  • Room for professional growth within the company, allowing you to initiate projects, gain new skills and influence our direction.

  • Meet your colleagues during our in-person get-togethers and work weeks hosted throughout Europe (our last one was in Rome!)

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