Clinical Research Lead

San Francisco, CA /
Clinical /
There are 22M+ Americans who suffer from treatment-resistant mental health conditions, meaning they’ve failed two or more conventional treatments. Our mission is to further innovative mental health treatments (ranging from FDA-approved psychedelic medicines to neuromodulation to digital therapeutics to novel molecular approaches) for those patients who are suffering the most. We do this by empowering providers, improving patient care, and accelerating research. Our electronic medical records software is used by mental health doctors and their patients across the US. We analyze the data to help the doctors deliver better care and also offer insights to help research and development of new treatments that actually work.

Backed by top-tier investors (e.g. General Catalyst, Future Ventures, Tiger Global, Y Combinator, Jerry Yang, Joshua Kushner, etc.), Osmind’s team consists of mission-driven experts from across tech and healthcare. We're a tight-knit group of intellectually rigorous, highly collaborative, deeply caring, and fun team members. We've been featured in publications such as Forbes and Crunchbase News.

The opportunity

We are a series A funded Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) building something that actually moves the needle on the global mental health crisis. (See here for an article our cofounder Jimmy wrote about PBC’s.) We are searching for a Clinical Research Lead to lead our efforts working on clinical trials for breakthrough mental health treatments.

Let’s transform mental healthcare, together.

What you'll do

    • Play an instrumental role at our company by leading operations on everything clinical trials
    • Interface directly with top executives (including C-suite) at our various cutting-edge life sciences business partners. Gain hands-on experience with business partnerships
    • Report directly into top Osmind executives (co-founder/COO and VP, Medical Affairs)
    • Talk to patients over the phone; determine eligibility of study participants according to protocol (e.g. verifying medication history and diagnoses)
    • Recruit participants for clinical trials; work directly with top company executives to plan and execute creative recruitment strategies (e.g. patient engagement, marketing, social media, network-driven recruitment, patient communities)
    • Communicate with physicians, therapists, and staff at mental health clinics across the country to identify prospective trial enrollees and coordinate clinical operations. Source mental health practices to build relationships with.
    • Coordinate, document, and track the flow of trial participants throughout the enrollment funnel, from new lead to randomized participant. Communicate with patients, clinical trial sites, and CRO's
    • Manage research project databases and documentation of recruitment and screening encounters
    • Take ownership and be a leader in managing study budgets and make decisions on allocation of resources for trial recruitment goals

Preferred qualifications

    • 2+ years of hands-on experience in a clinical research setting (e.g. as a Clinical Research Coordinator) that involved interfacing directly with patients
    • General exposure to, and knowledge of, medical terminology and the clinical trials process
    • Interest in personal and career growth; eagerness to join a rapidly growing startup and gain a large amount of ownership, responsibility, and growth opportunity
    • Ability to thrive in a fast and exciting startup environment. Scrappy, eager to hustle, creative, problem solver.
    • Very organized, strong attention to detail
    • People person (you enjoy talking to patients and physicians), strong communication skills (both verbal and written), empathetic (you will be talking to people who suffer from mental health conditions)

Nice to haves

    • Experience communicating effectively with physicians both verbally and in writing
    • Certifications apropos to clinical trials, such as Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification
    • Experience recruiting patients for clinical studies
    • Experience in psychiatry or CNS clinical research
    • Specific interest in, and passion for, mental health and neuroscience — especially breakthrough mental health treatments such as psychedelic medicines, neuromodulation (e.g. TMS), digital phenotyping, neuroimaging, and much more
    • Fluency with spreadsheets and technology (e.g. for documentation and metrics reporting)
    • 5+ years of overall experience, including clinical trials roles but also positions such as project/program management, clinic operations, mental health technician, etc.


    • Competitive salary and equity package.
    • 100% employer contribution to healthcare insurance (medical, dental, vision) and 50% contribution for dependents
    • 401K matching
    • Unlimited PTO
    • Flexible working hours to match your style. Hybrid working style with a mix of work-from-home and in-office. In-office in San Francisco (Potrero Hill) 2-3 days a week
    • In-office perks: food and lunch, snacks and drinks, happy hours, etc.
    • Contribute to one of the most innovative areas of medicine: frontier neuropsychiatry.
    • Be part of an all-star team that is intellectually rigorous, highly collaborative, deeply caring, and likes to have fun.
    • Tremendous growth opportunity and autonomy given we're a high-growth startup.

About Us & more

    • To share more about our company, our mission, our values, what it’s like working with us, and our interview process, we’ve put together this presentation for you
    • The tl;dr: we're a tight-knit group of intellectually rigorous, highly collaborative, deeply caring, and fun team members. We take the work that we do very seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Sometimes you’ll catch us singing karaoke, making memes, or going out for a run together.
    • We have a five-star average Glassdoor review.
    • We value feedback. Have an idea for how we can improve this job description? Let us know here.
Some candidates may see the list above and feel discouraged because they don't match all the items. Please apply anyway: there's a good chance you also have important skills we’ve missed! We are committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences, and we're taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, underrepresented people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.