Research Partnerships Lead / Epidemiologist at RDMD
San Francisco, CA, US

We are looking for a scientist with a background in epidemiology or biostatistics to drive the successful execution of our research partnerships with industry, academia, and patient foundations. You will be an essential part of the RDMD Research Team and will design and manage research programs that generate real world evidence in rare disease. You will also help establish best methodological practices for working with real world data and contribute to our internal thought leadership and research initiatives. This is the perfect role for an organized, analytical, and customer-facing scientist who wants to help us tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing rare disease research and drug development.


Take ownership of the delivery of RDMD research studies by developing project plans, overseeing all aspects of research project management, and collaborating closely with internal stakeholders to ensure successful study execution

Work with clients and other research collaborators to design research studies that use RDMD data and drive the development of study protocols that address top research questions of interest

Assist in the preparation of all project deliverables, including data analysis and development of abstract and manuscripts

Develop and maintain strong alliances with industry and research collaborators

Take ownership of the RDMD research protocol and establish best methodological practices across the research program to ensure scalable collection of high-quality data

Work closely with other members of the Research, Commercial, and Patient teams to identify new collaborations and research initiatives

About You

MPH, MS, or PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, or related quantitative field

A minimum of 2 years managing research projects involving diverse stakeholders in healthcare, research, or biopharma

Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

Past research experience spanning the full project lifecycle, from project planning & protocol design through execution, analysis, and development of abstracts or publications.

Experience developing research protocols and collecting data for real world evidence or natural history studies is a plus

Exceptional ability to manage timelines and stay organized

Endlessly resourceful and self-motivated; you’re not afraid to dive into a complex problem and try to figure it out

Must be able to work in person in the San Francisco Bay Area

About Us

RDMD’s mission is to empower patients and communities to accelerate drug development for rare diseases. Rare diseases are actually not that rare: 1 in 10 people in the United States has a rare disease, and 50% are children. Your work at RDMD will directly affect people diagnosed with serious rare illnesses by connecting patients and their data to the researchers who are actively developing treatments.

If our mission resonates with you, but you only match some of these attributes, we hope you apply regardless. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and enthusiastically encourage people from historically underrepresented groups in tech to apply to RDMD. We can’t wait to learn more about you!