Public Relations for Biology Software

Full Time

Hi! We’re Radix. We’re building the next revolution of scientific tools so scientists can spend more time doing what they do best: science. Right now, scientists with PhDs and years of experience spend literal hours every day copying and pasting data in Excel and manually pipetting. We think this is a problem and we’d rather they got that time back so they could put more time into important scientific discoveries like curing cancer, alzheimers, and even rare genetic conditions. Radix brings to biology a framework and a set of tools much like the tools for CAD/CAM/CAE or VLSI Design.

The biggest roadblocks biologists face today aren’t scientific, they’re operational. They’re about the sheer scale and complexity of making labs work properly. Increasing combinatorial complexity, choppy data flows, awkward equipment integration and poor software compatibility are all holding scientists–and discovery–back. We’re solving these problems and doing it by making a compiler, operating system, and programming language for the computer architecture of the modern biology lab.

We’re a diverse and merry band of nerds, hackers, and cat affectionados. If you work for us, you won't be the only woman, non-binary or trans person, POC, Latino/a/x, non-US citizen, wearer of silly hats, or cat! A key commonality is that we love working with our smart, passionate teammates and customers and that we’re dedicated to improving biologists’ day to day, especially when it means solving hard problems in CS. We also like mechanical keyboards and interesting programming languages a lot. More than is remotely reasonable.

We’re making progress every day towards dramatically improving scientists day to day. Our products delight our clients who are able to do much more with the help of our software and are able to stop doing the boring mechanics that they hate. We strive to make practical, pragmatic steps towards useful solutions that’ll let our customers. Sounds like the sort of team you’d like to be a part of?

This position is about letting our customers know about the awesome tools we’re building at Radix Labs. Historically, Biologists have been handed safety scissors and asked to cure cancer. We think this is nuts so we’re building good tools for biology: tools that have the potential to fundamentally revolutionize how biology is done. It doesn’t matter how sharp and effective the scissors are. If our customers don’t know they exist, they won’t be able to use them. This is where you come in. You’ll work to build awareness of the tools we’re making at Radix and how they can help biologists. This focus area will primarily focus on getting the word out.

A note about our hiring process: we look at candidates holistically without regard to positions that are open. We ask two simple questions: “Will this person make Radix a stronger and more capable team?” and “Are we excited to work with them?” If the answer to both of those questions is yes, we make an offer. As a result, none of the skills are hard requirements and you won’t see desired years of experience in any of our job postings. We are happy to hire people who are new grads (and non-grads) through to industry veterans. If you think this work sounds exciting, please apply!

Key skills (pick any 3-4):

● Former co-workers might call you borderline annoying after you got them to do a thing for you. You’d say you’re effective. You know how to be politely persistent and targeted to reach people about outreach without burning bridges.

● You’re skilled at identifying people and forums that’d be interested in topics and effectively pitching to them.

● You have previous experience working in news media, technical science communication, or writing press releases.

● You write press releases so good that they’ll be in tomorrow’s paper with someone else’s byline. You know that all great pyramids are inverted.

● You know how to target technical depth to the audience and venue. You can both assess the appropriate level of tech depth and adjust your presentation accordingly.

● You have existing media contacts and/or have experience or a plan for how you’ll develop these contacts.

Nice to have (pick 2+):

● Experience with content creation–be it video, short or long form articles, flyers, or audio.

● You like to get technical or be technically adjacent, especially with biology, software, or manufacturing.

● Experience working alongside social media, content creation, and sales pros.

● Enjoy and/or are passionate about science, especially biology and chemistry. Extreme bonus points if you read technical content or have previous lab or lab-adjacent experience.

● Able to read people and assess interpersonal dynamics and unspoken motivations.

● Able to identify what would create value for potential and current customers based on their needs and work. You’re able to efficiently communicate these value props.

● Experience–formal or informal–with crisis management. We don’t have problems now, but the reality of a startup is that sometimes shit hits the fan and someone needs to clean it up.

We’re open to this work being done by a contractor or (preferably) a full-time employee with benefits.

Radix is a exciting work environment. We care about each other. We’re also LGBTQ+, polyamoroy, kink, gender, minority, and most other things supporting. We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.