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Founders Associate



Vienna, Austria
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Transform the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder:
Syntropic Medical is driving a revolution in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Pharmaceutical antidepressants have long been a below par treatment standard with poor treatment outcomes and high rates of side effects. Syntropics groundbreaking research has led to the discovery of an entirely new method of treatment that targets the underlying causes of mental health disorders.

Syntropics' first product is a non-invasive, wearable device for the treatment of depression. We activate the immune cells of the brain with stimulation delivered through the eyes to achieve faster and longer relief from depressive symptoms and eliminate adverse drug reactions. We are on a mission to transform the lives of those suffering from one of society's most debilitating diseases.

We are looking for a Founders Associate to become the next key part of our growing team. You will be closely involved in the day to day running of the company, working closely alongside the CEO and other founders. You will support business analysis and strategy, fundraising, market research, and general operations of the company. We will strive to support you in achieving your career goals and ensuring that you learn the maximum amount possible at Syntropic.

Most importantly, you should have a passion for developing innovative new technologies, for having a positive social impact, and for working in challenging new environments.

Working at Syntropic:

You will be an important early hire for an exciting and rapidly growing new company. You will be in a position to impact the development of a technology that could improve the lives of millions of people suffering with depression. Improving our patients' lives is at the core of our values and our mission, the ideal candidate will understand the urgency required in developing new solutions for these patients.

  • We are offering a highly competitive salary, available on application, and a company laptop with required accessories.
  • We strongly care for our employees wellbeing and offer flexible working hours, vacation policy, and additional employee perks.
  • We are strong advocates for diversity and inclusion and seek alignment with this value in all of our hires.
  • We believe in fostering a forward-giving and supportive atmosphere where the personal and career development of all team members is encouraged and supported.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Business analysis and strategy.
  • Market research and analysis of competitors.
  • Supporting in the creation and execution of a fundraising strategy.
  • Engaging with key stakeholders to understand their needs and develop a strong market understanding.
  • Preparation of investor, client and partner decks.
  • Supporting the founders in general operational tasks of the company.
  • Building a strong understanding of the company and our values while also developing your own career skills.
  • Working closely with our Founders & CEO on our go-to-market strategy by researching and developing efficient processes to execute it.

Personal Qualities:

  • You are a Forward Giver: You understand the importance of fostering supportive environments and improving the lives of those around you.
  • You are an Open Communicator: You are proactive, friendly, and understanding with your communication. You can articulate and support your ideas in an efficient manner.
  • You are Organised: You are capable of managing your time and prioritising your work effectively.
  • You are Independent: You are self driven in your work and are at your most effective when you are given the freedom to define your own priorities and schedule.
  • You are a Trailblazer: At Syntropic we foster and encourage those who strive to make a true positive impact in the world. We believe that innovation is the way to make this change. No technical complexity or difficulty of the problem will prevent our team from seeking life changing solutions.


  • This role is open to a broad range of backgrounds and skill sets. We are seeking people who are proactive and keen to learn more about the process of building and running a startup.
  • You hold a third-level (tertiary) qualification.
  • You should be passionate about solving real world problems and having a positive societal impact.
  • You should have excellent problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills.
  • Ambition and willingness to learn: You are highly motivated to turn ideas into action and continuously strive to learn new things and take on challenges.
  • Strong strategic planning and operational management skills.
  • You are proactive and pride yourself on getting things done.
  • High proficiency in English.
  • You are located or can relocate to Austria.

Desirable Attributes:

  • 1+ years' experience in fast-paced working environments including but not limited to High-Growth Start-ups, Strategy Consulting, Venture Capital.
  • You have an interest in innovation within healthcare, neuroscience, and mental health.
  • You are comfortable with speaking in both English and German.

Dont perfectly fit the description?

We understand that some outstanding applicants may not perfectly fit the described role. If you truly believe that you are capable of having a positive impact in the lives of those suffering from depression and believe that you would be a great addition to our team then we want to hear from you. Apply anyway, or reach out to us at to discuss other opportunities.