Empowering Patients for Deep Real World Data

Senior Epidemiologist

$150K - $180K
San Francisco, Remote / Remote (US)
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

PicnicHealth is revolutionizing how life sciences companies advance medicine while providing immediate value to the patients who power the research. Through direct patient engagement, state of the art machine learning, and scientific expertise, PicnicHealth uniquely curates 100% of consenting patients’ medical records to generate the high quality and clinically-rich evidence that life sciences companies need, at a fraction of the cost of traditional study models. At the same time, we give patients immediate access to their medical records through a patient portal that simplifies participation and drives engagement.  To date we’ve helped tens of thousands of patients securely access their records and proactively contribute to advancing research in diseases that impact their lives. 

Founded in 2014, PicnicHealth partners with 12 of the top 20 biopharma companies and has raised over $100 million in venture capital from investors including Amplify Partners, Felicis Ventures and B Capital Group.

If you are looking to join an award winning, mission-driven, motivated team that is making a real impact across millions of people’s lives, PicnicHealth might just be the place for you.

The Opportunity 

As a Senior Epidemiologist at PicnicHealth, you will work directly with our research partners and across internal teams to help further our mission of providing clinical insights to our partners, and improve health for all.  You will collaborate with our life sciences partners to design, conduct, interpret, and publish observational research studies using PicnicHealth’s RWD platform to advance understanding of and inform healthcare decision making across multiple condition areas. You will be the primary scientific point of contact both internally and externally for our customers and will ensure that the study is fit for purpose. The results of studies you lead may be presented at conferences, in peer-reviewed manuscripts, or in submissions to health authorities. You will also work directly with our biostatistics team to establish a fit for purpose study design, develop statistical analysis plans, and assist with analytical workflows to answer research questions. 

You will bring a strong epidemiology background in observational study design and methodology across a broad variety of use cases critical to life sciences evidence generation including natural history studies, registries, safety and effectiveness studies, and experience in submitting data to regulatory and other health authorities. You have a deep understanding of electronic health records, patient reported outcomes, administrative claims, and other administrative datasets and understand appropriate usage of complex analytic methods. 

As a Senior Epidemiologist, you will:

  • Be the primary scientific point of contact for our external research partners to ensure their success, manage client interactions and outreach to ensure exceptional client satisfaction;
  • Translate partner research needs into actionable requirements for cross-functional internal teams;  
  • Design, conduct, interpret, and publish complex observational research studies, in partnership with our life sciences partners;
  • Design both primary data collection and secondary data usage strategy for structuring and abstracting research data from patients’ medical records; and
  • Work with cross functional internal teams to ensure successful execution of fit-for-purpose studies. 

You are a strong fit for this role if:

  • You have led the design and implementation of complex observational research studies for life science customers involving both primary data collection and secondary data usage;
  • You have excellent customer-facing presentation and engagement skills 
  • You have worked with medical records and claims data in the biopharmaceutical or RWD industry, and have developed a strong understanding of the types of data contained within medical records;
  • You have experience drafting study documents, including but not limited to study protocols, informed consent forms, statistical analysis plans, and study reports;
  • You have a track record of producing high impact scientific publications
  • You have had responsibility for data submitted to regulatory or other health authorities;
  • You have 5 or more years relevant experience working for or with life sciences customers.


  • Masters or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field
  • Ability to forge and manage relationships across all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders
  • Intellectual curiosity and independence, has the ability to self-start and self-teach
  • Proactive, responsive, and able to balance shifting priorities to ensure that expectations are met and exceeded
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to effectively question the status quo with practical, elegant alternatives;
  • Basic data analytic proficiency using a statistical package (R, SAS, Stata, etc.) and SQL

We expect all team members to be motivated to be amazing in their roles and, ultimately, to move the PicnicHealth mission forward.


Perks & Benefits @PicnicHealth    

At PicnicHealth you get to solve real problems with real solutions, great tech, and great people. We look to attract and retain exceptional performers through a mission that matters, a culture that allows team members to do their best work and be their real selves, and through competitive compensation and benefits packages aligned to the market and our Core Values.

We’re a remote first company, with teammates spread across the US. We support in-person gatherings, including co-working spaces and multi-day onsites,  to build connections and move forward strategic initiatives. Expect to travel 2-4 times a year.  For our team members in the Bay Area, who prefer to work in person we can offer a hybrid set up to work from the SF office on a flexible schedule.

Target Base Salary Range: $150K-180K

The base salary PicnicHealth offers may vary depending upon the ultimate scope and responsibilities of the position and on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total package will include equity, in addition to a full range of medical and/or other benefits, depending on the position offered. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans. 

You also get:

  • Comprehensive benefits including above market Health, Dental, Vision
  • Family friendly environment 
  • Flexible time off
  • 401k plan
  • Free PicnicHealth account
  • Equipment and internet funds for home office set up 
  • Wellness Stipend

Equal Opportunity Statement

PicnicHealth is committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value a diverse and balanced team where everyone can belong. 


About PicnicHealth

PicnicHealth is all about making medical records easy to access and using data to power the next frontier of medical research. We work directly with patients to give them the only tool anywhere that truly provides all of their medical records from any doctor or healthcare system in the US—in an easy-to-use, secure online dashboard. Not only that, but patients can choose to contribute their incredibly important data to scientific research, which helps researchers accelerate breakthroughs in care. We’re 100 people based around the US, with an office in SF, we raised our series C last year, and are continuing to grow!

Team Size:100
Location:San Francisco
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