Research Scientist (Part-Time/Internship)

Spring Health - New York, NY4.5

Part-timeEstimated: $91,000 - $120,000 a year
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Our mission: helping individuals and organizations thrive by eliminating every barrier to mental health.

Spring Health is a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers. We help employees understand their mental health issues and connect with best-in-class providers to get the right treatment at the right time.

We are an award-winning, passionate, and mission-driven team with the support of leaders in psychiatry, and backed by prominent VCs including Rethink, RRE, and General Catalyst. From early detection to full recovery, Spring Health is the only clinically validated solution proven to be more effective than traditional mental healthcare. By combining the latest technology with vetted providers, we engage 1 in 3 employees, reduce recovery times, and reduce healthcare costs.

We are offering one internship for a Research Scientist to join our R&D team. Over a minimum period of 4 months, you will be responsible for researching, designing, and developing data products throughout our organization. You will collaborate with a team of engineers, designers, product managers, social workers, psychologists, and scientists. You will use statistics and visualization tools to turn real-world clinical data into actionable insights for patients, providers, employers, and health plans.

We are creating the future of mental healthcare: within your first year, you’ll discover something no human ever knew before about mental health.

What you’ll do at Spring Health:
Develop statistical frameworks for evaluating the quality of mental health clinicians
Develop novel algorithmic approaches for matching patients with specific treatment providers to improve clinical outcomes
Iterate and improve existing statistical approaches used to develop care plans for individual patients that maximise the likelihood of remission
Develop and execute study designs for prospective comparative efficacy studies
Create secure data deliverables across multiple contexts, such as: claims analyses/financial ROI, longitudinal treatment outcomes, provider quality, and risk stratification algorithms.

What we expect from you:
PhD or post-doctoral studies in an Applied Science (e.g. Psychology, Economics, Biology, Biochemistry) or another STEM-related field,
Fluency in R
Exceptional statistical ability (you know what zero-inflation is, you know the difference between bagging and boosting, you know when propensity matching doesn’t work — and you can explain all three to a product manager)
Strong presentation skills — fluently tell a compelling clinical or business story with data
Strong written communication skills — quickly compose client-facing communications or publications for peer-review
Experience with Git, Python, SQL, parallel/distributed computing, cloud computing, and other data science toolkits.
Initiative and ability to self-direct projects and solve unconventional problems

What we’d love to see:
Publications in high-impact (IF>10) peer-reviewed outlets (or experience in creating and selling new product lines from scratch)
Demonstrated passion for, and understanding of, mental illness and broader U.S. healthcare system
Experience using data visualization techniques to present key findings
Ability to quickly and independently pick up concepts and skills
Experience working cross-functionally with operations, product, engineering, and design teams
Proximity to NYC strongly preferred, but remote is a possibility

Why you’ll love working at Spring Health:
Competitive compensation plan, including equity in the company: we want you to own a piece of what you’re building.
Comprehensive benefits: we offer 401k, health, dental and vision benefits as well as free mental healthcare!
World-leading science: we’re shaping the future of mental healthcare, and are at the forefront of peer-reviewed science. You’ll be the first human to discover something about how to treat mental illness.
Flexible vacation plan: our open vacation-policy allows you to take the time off you need when you need it.
Great people: make an impact on something that truly helps people alongside an incredible team.
We care about diversity: diversity allows us to build an excellent patient experience. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We value: humility, entrepreneurship, passion for mental health, honesty and candor/directness
If you're interested in the role, please submit your CV/Resume via email to, along with one code sample and one writing sample.

The code samples can be in any language, and the writing sample should either be 250 words, or include a 250 word abstract. Communication skills are really important to us, and we are particularly looking for a simple, direct writing style and the ability to articulate a question and research methodology clearly.