Jobs at Cognitive Surplus


Who we are
Cognitive Surplus is the premier source for science and math-based gifts and lifestyle goods. We celebrate the intersection of science and design by making scientifically accurate, well designed products. We produce products both in-house and overseas, and we are committed to sustainability in all our actions - from the carbon footprint we leave to the materials we use to the employees we hire.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

Jobs are open until filled. Please scroll down to view all available positions.

Rockstar Pack & Shipper

St. Johns Portland, OR • Full Time
We are looking to hire a warehouse worker for pulling, packing and shipping online retail orders, restocking shelves, and other related tasks as they arise.
What you’ll do here:
  • Pick and pack orders accurately and quickly
  • Follow and remember instructions
  • Identify and clearly communicate errors to the Warehouse Manager
  • Fold & hang-tag shirts and apparel
  • Sticker and label products
  • Lift at least 49 lbs
  • Move comfortably and quickly around a large warehouse space
  • Operate a pallet jack
  • Climb stairs while holding boxes, squat, bend and lift many times over the day
  • Be on your feet most of the day
  • Have a positive attitude and solid work ethic, arrive on time and ready to work
If you’re looking to be active at your job, you won’t have any trouble getting your steps in here! We are a small, fast-growing company looking for someone to learn and grow with us. Please submit resume & cover letter to jobs [at]

Screen Printer & Studio Assistant

St. Johns Portland, OR • Full Time

We are looking to hire an in-house screen printer to work with us in our North Portland studio. The job will start as contract-based full-time work, with the option to transition to a staff position after an initial review.

We are a small, diverse group and will need someone flexible and reliable to join our team.

What you’ll bring to the table
  • Experience working with water-based textile inks on manual presses.
  • Experience setting up multicolor jobs.
  • Ability to print garments quickly and efficiently.
  • MacGyver-like problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment on science-based screen printing projects.
  • Your own creative ideas, and the willingness to combine them with our vision.
  • Hustle, humility, drive
What you’ll do here
  • Work in-house in our studio in St Johns.
  • Prep & clean screens, set up print runs, keep the studio space cleen
  • Print single and multi-color jobs using water-based ink on a manual press.
  • Various studio and warehouse tasks as needed including assisting with pulling and packing orders.
  • Do great work and be great to work with.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter stating why you are a good fit for the job and why the job is a good fit for you to jobs [at] Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.