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Head of Clinical Research

Clinical and Medical Operations | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Location Choice: San Francisco or Mountain View, CA

The impact of chronic conditions on health care is immense: chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, affect up to 1 in 3 individuals. Up to 1 in 4 people also struggle with mental health concerns. These chronic conditions drive 80% of the over $3 trillion dollars we spend on health care in the US.

Vida Health is working to address this need. Our goal is to help people better manage their health by making positive changes to the way they live. Using our mobile-first platform, we connect people to programs backed by research and give them one-on-one support from personal health coaches or therapists. Clients meet with their coaches or therapists using secure in-app video chat and messaging. By collecting real-time data from the client and their devices, Vida is able to guide clients’ progress over time and help them make sustainable improvements to their health.

The role:

A critical part of our work involves validating our unique approach to helping these individuals reduce their risk and better manage their health. To do so, Vida is conducting clinical trials with top-tier academic and community institutions. The Head of Medical Affairs will manage all aspects of these trials. In doing so, they will serve as the primary liaison with national thought leaders who are collaborating with Vida Health, as well as a key champion for Vida’s evidenced-based culture. This role reports to the Vice President, Medical and Clinical Operations.

About you:

A successful medical affairs leader or clinical researcher who wants to make a more immediate impact on the world. You dream of partnering with world-class clinical researchers to deliver impactful publications in top journals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead efforts to generate peer-reviewed publications across clinical areas critical to Vida’s offering
  • Design and implement prospective studies to assess outcomes from Vida’s programs, including:
    • Development of appropriate protocols
    • Running client recruitment for studies
    • Management of longitudinal collection of data and follow up
  • Own and manage critical relationships with principal investigators, key opinion leaders, and study sites
  • Serve as liaison to IRBs
  • Support training of sales staff on clinical results and publications

Required skills and qualifications:

  • 5+ years of either clinical trial management for academic institutions, clinical and medical affairs in industry, or some combination thereof
  • Graduate degree in a health or scientific discipline (PhD or MD; Masters degrees considered with extraordinary experience). Relevant fields include psychology, behavioral medicine, health services research, epidemiology, or biostatistics
  • Proven experience managing the designing, planning, and operational aspects of a large scale clinical trial, including study design, primary data collection, and statistical analysis
  • Experience working with and building credibility with senior thought leaders (principal investigators, key opinion leaders, senior roles at large institutions, etc)
  • Experience writing and publishing manuscripts in peer-reviewed literature
  • Ability to independently plan and manage complex projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate research and outcomes data to a variety of audiences
  • Proactive and collaborative working style

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of digital and mobile health space
  • Startup experience
  • Experience with health coaching or behavioral interventions

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive compensation including stock options
  • A health-oriented office culture including healthy lunches and snacks
  • Health, Vision, Dental Benefits
  • Flexible vacation time

ABOUT VIDA HEALTH:  Vida is a next generation continuous care platform for both consumers and businesses, combining a consumer mobile app, an enterprise care platform offering on demand 24/7 solutions for chronic conditions. Vida platform runs in the cloud, captures real-time data from 100+ devices and apps, and integrates back to the employer, payer, and provider. 133 million people in the U.S. live with a chronic condition, 70% of the $3T healthcare spend in the U.S. goes to preventable chronic conditions.