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We Are Real.
Real is a venture-backed mental health care company based in New York City. We’re a team of innovators, clinicians, and technologists on a mission to make caring for our mental health a priority. We’re redesigning mental healthcare through a digital platform and in-person experience, integrating empathy, design, and progressive care to build the most elevated end-to-end mental healthcare experience, while also improving the quality of care itself. We’re not simply “normalizing” mental health care, we’re celebrating it.
This is a part-time 6-month contract position. Requiring 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Pay rate is $20 per hour.
A day in the life:
Preparing and submitting an IRB protocol
Co-authoring peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, as well as marketing assets, white paper reports, case studies, and thought leadership pieces
Research operations support during study periods
Conducting literature reviews for reports and manuscripts
Analyzing quantitative survey data
Coding interview transcripts
Collaborating cross-functionally to execute research projects and to present findings
Commitment and experience in health equity research
Strong science communication and writing skills
A couple of qualitative or quantitative projects under your belt, either from school or previous employment
Experience translating research findings to non-academic audiences
Ability to assess the amount of time that a project will take and meet deadlines
Strong technical chops and excellent communication skills
Master’s degree or relevant research experience
We’re extra-stoked if you:
Experience in both quantitative and qualitative research (even if you specialize in one over the other)
Have experience with NVivo or Dedoose
Have experience with R
Have experience submitting research to an IRB
Have published research in a peer-reviewed journal
Passionate about mental wellness
You’re excited to improve mental healthcare and expand the number of people who have access to it.
You know the wellness market.
You care about the well-being of others.
Excited to build something from the ground up
You thrive in a fast-paced, scrappy start-up environment.
You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
You’re a self-starter; you don’t need instructions to get work done.
You pull insights from data, ensuring new ideas come from member experience and utilization.
You seek data and know how to collect more of it when needed.
You are excited to receive feedback and grow.
A team player
You know it takes a village.
When deciding what benefits should look like at Real, we started by thinking long and hard about what employees need not only to work well, but to live well. Benefits impact how we act, rest, grieve, set boundaries, and take care of ourselves and others — and that means quality benefits are a fundamental part of not just a mentally well company, but a mentally well society. At Real, we want to offer our employees more than just “permission” to occasionally take a vacation or comp a therapy session. We want to give them the support and autonomy they need to feel well and maintain full lives outside of work.
Competitive salary, plus equity in an early-stage startup. Emphasis on “plus”—we won’t use equity to low-ball you.
Healthcare for Full-Time Employees:
100% company-funded health, vision, and dental insurance for our employees. That means no monthly premiums coming out of your paycheck.
Free One Medical membership
Free Real membership
$1800 annual mental wellness stipend you can put toward therapy, psychiatry, fitness and other wellness services
Short- and long-term disability coverage
Retirement for Full-Time Employees
401(k) — we don’t match yet, but you’ll thank us for the compound interest later.
Unlimited PTO…that we actually encourage you to take, we promise.
Four day work weeks Monday-Thursday
Four-week paid sabbatical after five continuous years of work at Real.
Three floating holidays in addition to company-wide federal holidays so you can celebrate what’s important to you.
Real employees receive two weeks of paid time off in the event of losing a loved one. We know grief doesn’t have an end date, and we also know that “unlimited PTO” isn’t enough for most people to actually take ample time away from work. We want to support the process of grieving by naming this, and offering employees the opportunity to grieve without thinking of work.
Competitive paid parental leave and flexible return to work policy.
Flexible working environment — if you want to exercise at three PM, go for it.
Remote-inclusive team — whether you work from Colorado or NYC, you’re 100% part of the team.
Autonomous work culture. We don’t have to see a green dot on Slack to trust that you’re doing your job.
Growth at Work
We invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs and grow your career along the way.
The responsibilities and duties of this position described here are representative of those an employee must perform. This is not a comprehensive list and other duties may be assigned.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Real not to discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination.
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Report the email address as “Phishing” through your email provider. This will help get the email account shut down.
If you believe you have been a victim of online recruitment fraud, contact the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov
Real takes this very seriously and we hope by sharing this information we can prevent potential jobseekers from interacting with these scams.
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