September 9, 2020
Menlo Park, CA
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Health Technologies at Facebook is seeking a world leader in outcomes research to develop and execute a digital health tech research agenda that is aimed at improving morbidity, mortality, cost, and inequity in health outcomes. This person will additionally build and lead cross functional teams that can develop algorithms, architect sensitive data infrastructure, evaluate novel health technologies, partner across the healthcare ecosystem, and conduct clinical studies and associated regulatory reviews in service of real human needs. This position reports to the Head of Health Technology and is based in Menlo Park, CA.
Director, Head of Health Tech Research Responsibilities
  • Establish research roadmap in close coordination with product, research, and partnerships teams
  • Design and define research aims, methods, and protocol for critical feasibility research and validation priorities
  • Oversee strategic relationships with academic partners in close collaboration with partnerships team
  • Maintain the highest of clinical research standards to ensure validity and reproducibility of results
  • Develop and consult on study documentation to enable protocol compliance and human subject safety
  • Clearly understand data collection tools and third-party devices to ensure data validity
Minimum Qualifications
  • International reputation and track record of accomplishment and peer-reviewed publications in health outcomes research
  • Understanding of healthcare ecosystems, emerging technologies, medical and research partnerships, and provider renumeration models
  • Technical expertise in traditional statistical approaches, novel machine learning techniques, and management of novel, unstructured datasets
  • MD, with 10+ years of experience in clinical practice at leading medical systems
  • 10+ years of experience leading clinical studies or trials
  • Experience defining, developing and leading large programs in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Experience being a player coach, not just a coach
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with digital phenotyping and translating insights to consumer facing health tech products
  • Executive leadership at large academic institutions, med tech, or traditional life sciences environment
  • PhD in advanced data analytic field
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.
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