Opportunities at Craft portfolio companies


Registered Veterinary Technician



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

Our central mission is to design an animal care program prioritizing the needs of the animals, rather than the typical strategy of building for human convenience alone. We are never satisfied with the current standards for animal well being and we will always push ourselves to do more for the animals that are contributing so much to humanity.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Neuralink is seeking motivated animal care specialists who thrive working in a fast-paced research environment. The Veterinary Technician will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to support the research and development of brain machine interfaces in animal models.

  • Properly prep and monitor animals for anesthesia
  • Perform Veterinary Health Exams and medical procedures for a range of animals including, but not limited to, the following species: sheep, pigs, nonhuman primates
  • Administer clinical treatments as directed via appropriate routes (oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous)
  • Maintain accurate documentation and medical records in accordance with regulatory bodies
  • Operate laboratory and medical equipment, including custom equipment, as well as the ability to identify basic operating problems
  • Knowledge, proper handling and disposal of biohazardous materials
  • Collect and prepare biological samples for testing, including blood, urine, and bacterial cultures
  • Potential interstate travel from Texas to California

Required Qualifications:

  • Boarded, or eligible, Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT, CVT)
  • 2+ years of academic or industry experience working with research animals
  • Experience in animal husbandry
  • Comfortable working closely with animals in a research environment
  • Effective oral and written communication of veterinary and scientific information to technical, research, and clinical staff
  • A dedicated team player who thrives in a fast-paced team-focused environment
  • Basic computer skills. Proficient in Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) Certification
  • Familiar with regulatory requirements for working with animals FDA, DEA and USDA

Physical Requirements: Ability to travel to lift/push/pull up to 50lbs, bending, stooping and standing

Pay Transparency: The following details are for Texas individuals only.
Texas Hourly Rate Range:
$20$39 USD

For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields
  • Growth potential; we rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Commuter benefits
  • Meals provided
  • Equity + 401(k) plan *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Parental leave *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Flexible time off *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview