Clinical Research Director (UK)

London /
Research /
Full Time
We are a fast-growing health-tech startup helping people quit addictions by facilitating access to cognitive behavioural therapy through a mobile app. Our flagship app, Quit Genius, is a new way to quit smoking that delivers highly personalised therapy at scale.

What we do saves lives. We have published groundbreaking results demonstrating the effectiveness of Quit Genius in multiple peer-reviewed research studies and have helped over 100,000 people quit smoking to date. Building a strong evidence-base is a key component of our mission. We have already published 6 peer-reviewed papers and conducted the largest clinical trial for a digital smoking cessation intervention to date.

We are building a company that will go beyond smoking cessation and build a portfolio of products across the addiction and mental health space. We've won design awards from Apple, already helped hundreds of thousands of people quit smoking and scaled a platform to a million users. We've raised $14.1 million of funding from Octopus Ventures, Y Combinator, Merck & Co and Village Global (backed by Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates).

Role description:

We’re looking for an experienced researcher who can lead the research function here at Quit Genius. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the research strategy to build on our evidence base for our tobacco cessation program as well as establish the evidence base for our newly launched addiction programmes for vaping, alcohol abuse and opioid abuse. This person will be responsible for all aspects of developing and building research operations to advance the clinical evidence of our programmes. 

Establishing a strong body of clinical evidence is key to the future plans of the business so you will also be working closely with the executive team to build and deliver a research strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

Build and deliver a multi-year clinical research strategy to position the company to become leaders in digital therapeutics research, including the development, implementation, and management of clinical studies.
Manage and build a best-in-class research capability that provides Quit Genius a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Lead on the end-to-end management and delivery of clinical research studies for all our addiction management platforms (tobacco, vaping, opioid and alcohol).

You should apply if:

Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience with a strong track record of scientific accomplishment including designing and implementing large-scale clinical trials.
You are results-driven with a proven track record of delivery of key milestones from inception to completion. 
You are independent and a self-starter and would like to lead on an ambitious research strategy.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and build partnerships with key stakeholders.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to contribute at a technical level to multiple programs simultaneously.
Previous management experience.
Experience conducting research in behavioural medicine or the digital health space.
Strong academic writing skills with multiple publications.
Bonus: Good knowledge of the Regulatory Framework for Conducting Clinical Research in the US


Competitive salary with twice-yearly salary reviews.
Strong opportunity for accelerated career progression. We are growing fast and our employees grow with the company. 
Generous paid holiday package (25 days plus bank holidays)
An awesome company culture with a healthy work-life balance. Monthly team activities and company lunches. Previously we have had Crystal Maze, Bounce and Puttshack.
Pensions scheme.
Flexible working hours based on what you prefer: early starts, late finishes or work from home days.
Opportunity to significantly contribute to key decisions in the business as a whole.
Gaining first-hand experience of what it takes to scale a successful business.
An office in Central London (Chancery Lane) with plenty of free snacks and drinks and a barista-style coffee machine!
The opportunity to make a big impact. What we do saves lives.

We embrace diversity at Quit Genius. We are building a product that everyone can use and love so we need a team with all kinds of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. That is the reason why we are committed to hiring people regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we will only be able to respond to successful candidates.