Co-Founder & Cto (M,F,X)

Atlantic Food Labs Gmbh | Berlin

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

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*About Atlantic Food Labs * Atlantic Food Labs (AFL) is a place where new food companies are built. We work together with extraordinary entrepreneurs, whose innovations will define the next era of food and health. We provide (pre-)seed venture capital and build companies from scratch. We are constantly investigating new and exciting topics in the space of food, health, and sustainability.

One of our newest ventures in the field of health-tech is now looking for a Medical Co-Founder (m,f,x) to join the team in our Founder’s Studio in Berlin. We are building a mission-driven company focused on tackling the ever-increasing burden of chronic diseases driven by our changing lifestyles and diets. We set out to use the power of the latest medical research, mobile technology, and human-centered design to create the highly personalized and practical solutions needed to empower patients in taking back control over their conditions and leading the change – beyond conventional therapy.

Why join us

  • The opportunity to build your own business together with strong VC-backing
  • An opportunity to work on disruptive new treatment approaches and improve the lives of millions of patients
  • A high-growth, ambitious startup environment with an exponential learning curve
  • Great networking opportunities within the Atlantic Food Labs family and Berlin startup ecosystem -A competitive salary package including shares and free office space in our amazing office in Berlin in Mitte

Your Role

As a mission-driven medical & nutritional science lead you will be part of the founding and core executive team. You will refine and execute the company’s vision to enable patients a worry-free life by defining and setting up the key parameters of our digital treatment. Overseeing the medical part of the product, you will be responsible for providing overall strategic medical leadership of the company, defining and developing new product features, and proving their effectiveness through studies. You will be in charge of building a network of healthcare practitioners and be our primary external-facing medical representative, managing regulatory affairs and quality assurance, and leading the team in operational and product-related tasks. Nutritional science and patients’ health are at the core of the company’s values. As such, your position is pivotal to the development and success of the startup and a positive impact on patients.

Your Responsibilities

  • As a co-founder, you are building and designing the company from scratch and will set up all required medical processes for a successful market entry
  • You propose the medical and regulatory development strategy for our solution
  • You develop all aspects of the product from a scientific perspective ensuring that our intervention is evidence-based, effective, and practical
  • You design, plan and run pilots and observational studies (in partnership with a partner institution) to constantly validate and improve the effectiveness of our solution
  • You will build up and expand relationships and partnerships with academia, KOLs, medical associations, and other relevant communities and institutions
  • You oversee regulatory processes (e.g., Medical Device certification, DiGa Fast Track) with medical authorities from a scientific point of view
  • You will manage the production of relevant evidence-based content around our solution, including overseeing the analysis, interpretation, and publication of study data
  • Recruit, build, and manage a medical and product team of A-players

What you need to succeed in this role

  • Several years of experience in clinical practice and/or research, ideally with a focus on chronic diseases, metabolic syndrome, and/or nutritional medicine - previous experience in startups and as a founder desirable
  • Preferably Medical Doctor or Ph.D. in Medical Nutrition Science, Clinical Nutrition, Biochemistry or similar, with experience in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetology or similar
  • In-depth knowledge of the German / EU healthcare system with a strong network (medical professionals, institutions, researchers). Understanding of relevant rules and regulations (especially MDD/MDR, DVG), processes and systems
  • A success record in clinical research studies and trial design Experience in supporting the marketing of medical devices or pharmaceutical products
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and drive to always be in problem-solving mode in a highly ambiguous environment
  • Strong hands-on attitude and willingness to take on various tasks inside and outside your field of expertise
  • Previous experience in bringing digital treatments or telemedicine services to market a strong plus
  • Enthusiasm and a deep belief in the transformative potential of digital health treatments for the healthcare industry
  • Integrity, self-motivation, and a keen drive to improve the healthcare system and patients’ wellbeing
  • A passion for health and nutrition
  • Fluency in English

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