Research & Evaluation Lead

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We are looking for an Research & Evaluation Lead to serve as our in-house methodologist, to design and conduct the applied research we use to optimize our products aimed at improving the quality of life of young people. The research that this role supports is central to our product development process: it helps us understand if we are on the right track, identifies what we can optimize, and eventually demonstrates the efficacy of our products and interventions.

This role will report to our head of Research, and is part of our Research, Strategy, and Innovation team (RSI), the heart of what we do at HopeLab. This role will work closely with Director of Research, Jana Haritatos. A good example of the type of project that this role will focus on is the Nurse-Family Partnership.

— Designing and managing numerous research studies and evaluations of technology tools, including mobile apps, websites, SMS messaging programs, and more.
— In collaboration with multiple project teams, designing and implementing a wide variety of applied research approaches to guide product design, development, and implementation, including both rapid-cycle and long-term experimental techniques.
— Leading all aspects of research studies including study design, instrument development, data collection and management, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, reporting and dissemination, and communication with partners.
— Developing research protocols for Institutional Review Board submissions and monitor protocol implementation to ensure compliance with local, state, federal and international regulations and guidelines applicable to HopeLab’s research.
— Developing partnerships with external experts, researchers, and health care partners and work with them to facilitate, design, and implement mission-aligned research and evaluation projects.
— Overseeing our technical data management and research infrastructure (e.g. Qualtrics and SalesForce). Selecting and implementing new technologies to support our research.
— Overseeing project budgets and timelines, and managing and training study staff (including supervising HopeLab Study Coordinators).


Who brings…
— A PhD in the social sciences (e.g. Evaluation Science/Impact Evaluation, Health Services Research, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology).
— 3+ years of work experience in an applied research setting; deep knowledge of behavior change science preferred.
— Experience running randomized trials on behavioral health and health care outcomes, ideally with adolescents and young adults; clinical settings a plus.
— Experience in traditional and rapid cycle evaluation of digital products beyond the lab; experimentally evaluating services, products, or tools in the field.
— A vision for using data to solve complex problems in the social impact space.
— An exceptional ability to orchestrate complex projects with multiple stakeholders, juggling responsibilities, rigorously prioritizing and managing time, and yet still maintaining creativity and nimbleness.
— Experience leading talented teams using a collaborative and transparent management style that creates a collegial and high-performance environment.

Who is…
An interdisciplinary methodologist with expertise in the application of cutting-edge methodological approaches to health-relevant products, processes, and/or outcomes with a demonstrated track record designing and executing a portfolio of research studies.

A strong conceptual thinker, who can easily grasp and navigate a range of abstract concepts, relate them to one another, and translate those concepts into practical implications.

An impact-driven professional, committed to building a career and leveraging your expertise in a space that marries the rigor of the private sector, the responsibility of the public sector, and the passion of the non-profit sector.

A confident and fluid communicator, someone who is able to effectively communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences, who is a poised and professional writer, speaker, and presenter.

Please complete the following very simple application. Priority will be given to those applications submitted by July 6th; therefore we encourage you to submit yours soon!

Candidates that meet the minimum experience will be invited to complete a set of short answer questions.

The overall hiring process will look follow this anticipated timeline:

Early July: Selected candidates asked to complete short answer questions.
Middle of July: Initial video interview with the HopeLab .
Late July: Finalists will come in-person for multi-team member interviews in our Redwood City Office. Candidate references will also be checked at this step.
Late July/Early August: Offer finalized.


You’ll be invited to join our passionate team in the Bay Area. While we are currently based in Redwood City, we are moving to Downtown San Francisco (near Embarcadero BART) in September. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at  We look forward to reading your application!

Additional Information

HopeLab combines research, design, and technology to create digital solutions for kids and young adults that drive healthy behaviors and bolster resilience. We strive for sustained and measurable positive impact on the health and well-being of young people.


Founded in 2001
25 team members
Part of the Omidyar Group