Vium is hiring an

Office Assistant

About us:

Vium empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers can design, run, and analyze experiments that rapidly surface insights and high volumes of quality data. The platform improves the speed and reproducibility of preclinical research so that it is more predictive of how drugs perform in humans. The result is that better therapies get moved more quickly to patients who need them. Founded in 2013, we have a proven product, an awesome team, happy clients, smart investors and advisors, and plans to double in 2017 and beyond. Want to use your experience to help save lives? Here’s the chance for you to make this a reality. 

The role: 

We’re hiring a part time Office Assistant with a friendly personality and strong organizational skills that can give our office some TLC and make it a happy place to work. This individual must have excellent attention to detail, the ability to problem solve, juggle multiple tasks, and adjust work accordingly to adapt to deadlines. This is a great role that could expand for the right person with a chance to make a difference in an innovative company. This position will report to the Head of Administration and Office Coordinator and the full extent of what you will be doing will ultimately depend on you so you should be someone who is flexible and excited to do whatever it takes! This role will require you to be able to lift 25lbs.

Meaningful Things You’ll Do:

  • Welcome visitors
  • Keep refrigerator stocked
  • Make coffee
  • Answering and managing phone system
  • Organize kitchens and office space
  • Keep office spaces tidy and presentable
  • Food ordering and receiving on needed basis
  • Breakfast/lunch prep and cleanup
  • Errands (food shopping, pick ups for supplies)
  • Sort and deliver mail, FedEx and UPS
  • Putting away leftovers and unloading dishwasher on a daily basis
  • Arrange entryway flowers every Monday morning and water plants
  • Put away and organize food from Amazon orders
  • Some remote work may be required in our other office sites (San Jose and Hayward)

Education and Experience: 

  • Great communication and people skills
  • Ambitious drive to hit the ground running from day one
  • Your own car to run errands (mileage reimbursed)
  • Can do attitude where no job is too small
  • Tech Savvy (PC, iMac and Google Docs) a plus

More About Our Culture:

We’re a group of talented individuals from a range of disciplines who’ve come together to radically improve the world of pre-clinical trials to accelerate medical advances so that we all lead longer, healthier lives.   


  • Say what we’ll do and then do it.  As a growing team, we’ve accomplished an incredible amount in a short amount of time.
  • Are rapidly growing and want eager, ambitious, creative team members to help us excel.
  • Have a wide range of interests, which is why we’re in this company in the first place.

What We Offer:

  • A great entry level job which offers exposure to a startup in the bio-tech industry
  • Part time: Mon 8am-11am and Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-11am (15-20 hours weekly as needed)
  • Catered lunch on Mondays and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Relaxed office in San Mateo

Our corporate office is in San Mateo and the remote-controlled lab is in the South Bay.

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