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Neuroscience Biomedical Research 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 Biomedical Research Associate to become the next key part of our growing team. You will play a key part in carrying out preclinical research into an exciting frontier of neuroscience. You will perform murine behavioural tests, histological analysis, immunochemistry, and stereological methods. The ideal candidate will also have experience in conducting and analysing ELISA experiments and may have some experience with clinical studies.

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:

  • Investigating, designing, and executing pre-clinical experiments.
  • Analysing murine biological samples (blood, saliva, urine, etc.).
  • Performing histology, immunochemistry, and stereological methods.
  • Conducting and analysing ELISA experiments.
  • Identifying user needs through participation in the project start-up phase where interaction with key opinion leaders, doctors and other experts worldwide is crucial to realise our innovation targets.
  • Supporting the engineering team in concept development of groundbreaking products within the area of neurotechnology (e.g., wearable devices, electronic devices, connected devices, etc.).
  • Carrying out documentation and presentation of research results.
  • Utilising research data to identify potential new research targets and/or biomarkers of interest.

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.


  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biotechnology, pharmacy, neuroscience, or related fields.
  • Previous experience in the field of biomedicine, with a particular focus on the biochemical analysis of biological samples (blood, urine, saliva, etc.).
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Previously worked in a medical device or neurotech company or startup.
  • At least 1 year of laboratory experience in clinics, industry, or research institutes.
  • Strong understanding of neurotechnology and interest in future trends in this space.
  • Desire to work and progress within a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Experience in biomedical engineering methods.

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. Reach out to us at to discuss other opportunities.