People Partner (HRBP)

San Francisco /
Operations – People /
/ Hybrid
Welcome to the future of medicine. 

At Unlearn, our purpose is to advance artificial intelligence (AI) to eliminate trial and error in medicine. Today, we are reimagining the randomized control trial (RCT) for the 21st century through TwinRCTs. A TwinRCT is an AI-powered RCT that allows more trial patients to receive the experimental treatment and takes significantly less time than a traditional RCT. Unlearn’s innovative work in AI today will reinvent how AI is applied in medicine tomorrow—and we have a top secret plan for how to get there. We won’t be able to achieve this mission just by applying technologies created by others; the future must be invented.

Unlearn is a technology company, not a biotech company. We use computers, not pipettes. We make and use software, we don’t discover or make drugs. We believe that AI will define the future of medicine, and we aren’t deterred by naysayers or skeptics. 

We come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from machine learning to marketing—but regardless of where we come from, Unlearners share some common traits:

- Unlearners are ambitious; we aren’t intimidated by big, challenging goals. 
- Unlearners are disciplined experimenters; we break down our big goals into smaller chunks and meet as often as necessary to track our velocity and iterate quickly. 
- Unlearners are gritty; we never give up, setbacks just make us try harder.
- Unlearners are receptive to new ideas; in fact, we hate being stuck with the status quo. 
- Unlearners are storytellers; sharing information with each other and with the world is super important, too important to be boring.  And, last but not least,
- Unlearners are team-oriented; we put the mission first, the company second, the team third, and individuals last.

Founded in 2017 by a team of world-class machine learning scientists, we have raised venture capital from top tier investors such as Insight Partners, Radical Ventures, 8VC, DCVC, and DCVC Bio. We completed our $50 million Series B in April 2022. We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA and have an additional office in Boston, MA.

If our purpose and culture resonate with you, please join us.

Job Summary

Unlearn is looking for a People Partner (HRBP) to work as an individual contributor in partnership with the executive team and people managers to coach employees, drive engagement, and propel people related projects. This is a hands-on role that will be instrumental in designing thoughtful people-processes to propel our growth.

Reporting to the Head of People, the ideal candidate must be a change agent, a master of the People craft, and someone who is passionate about making a significant impact on Unlearn’s core business. You must excel in a fast-paced, start-up, iterative, environment. You will be a trusted advisor both within the People organization, and across our company, to employees and leadership. Areas this role will deliver on are quite broad, such as onboarding, performance management, employee development, organizational design, total rewards, and employee relations. The People team at Unlearn is committed to driving a culture of transparency, innovation and continuous growth.

To be successful, you will have deep experience working in innovative technology companies and be a hands-on communicator and storyteller. 


    • Partner with senior and mid-level leaders to support the growth of the business by providing thought leadership, expertise, and guidance in the areas of strategic workforce planning, organizational design, performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, change management, and employee relations
    • Provide hands-on support to business leaders for core HR processes (e.g., feedback calibration, compensation cycle, promotions, exit management)
    • Develop people strategies and design approaches for diagnosing and enhancing organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction/engagement
    • Collaborate with a lean team focused on designing and executing initiatives related to performance management, talent development/training, career pathways, and more
    • Collaborate with the broader People team to champion and accelerate a culture of innovation and excellence - in which employees from all backgrounds feel engaged and inspired to deliver top business results
    • Develop, analyze, and socialize various types of people reports (e.g., hiring, compensation, employee engagement, and attrition) to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions to business groups


    • 5-8 years of experience in a Human Resources capacity as a Generalist, HR Business Partner, Leader or having significant work in multiple HR disciplines
    • Your work history should include work at a fast-growing startup organization
    • Familiarity and comfortable working in remote/distributed teams
    • Knowledgeable about all state and national regulations concerning all aspects of employment
    • Customer service attitude toward internal employees and leaders
    • A demonstrated history of following things through to completion
    • Proven strong foundation and knowledge of principles & practices of HR including employment law & compliance requirements
    • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, with an exceptional ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to set high personal goals and work independently
    • Ability to work with different personalities and DISC profiles
    • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to travel for quarterly company events in the US

How your skills and passion will come to life at Unlearn

    • Interface with company employees and triage HR-related needs as the first point of contact for HR-related questions
    • Process updates and changes to HRIS systems and employee files as needed
    • Organize and become subject matter expert on People/HR related benefits and services
    • Support better organizing our people processes, tools, and workflows.
    • Partner with peers or lead small to transformative projects and organizational changes
    • Identify and execute on continuous improvement of People/HR programs and processes to improve the employee and leader experience.
    • Administrative HR support to People and Executive leadership
    • Any other ad hoc people-related tasks and projects that may come up -- a can do attitude!
Compensation and Benefits

Our compensation packages reflect our company culture by following two principles.

First, we want to make fair offers. Therefore, we make extensive use of data to ensure we provide competitive compensation packages relative to the market for every role. The base salary range for this position is from $175,000 to $220,000.

Second, compensation is one of the tools we use to help align employees with the company mission and strategy. For this reason, our compensation packages include substantial components including annual performance bonuses as well as equity grants (stock options). That way, everyone shares in the upside when the company does well.

In addition, we offer a suite of benefits for our team members, including:

•  401k plan with generous matching
• Flexible PTO plus company holidays
• Annual company-wide break December 24 through January 1
• Professional development budget to attend conferences or other events
• Company-subsidized medical, dental, & vision insurance plans
• One-time home-office set up stipend
• Commuter benefits plan
• Paid Parental Leave

Unlearn is an equal opportunity employer. 

At Unlearn, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, because inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving our mission. If you’re excited about this role, and your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply nevertheless.