Curebase is actively seeking a Director of Clinical Operations to join their team through our programs.
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Curebase is the second FDA approved digital therapeutics platform in the US.
Strong venture backing by Y Combinator, Xfund, Bold Capital, etc.
Founded by Harvard & Stanford graduates and serial entrepreneur whose previous company was acquired by Coinbase.
Curebase is currently 11 people, seed stage, and headquartered in South San Francisco’s new biotech Cove area.
Distributed Clinical Research
Traditionally, clinical trials only happen within 25 miles of a university or a research site, and sometimes people need to move their whole family in order to participate in a clinical trial. This is the major problem in clinical trials - recruiting people locally is slow, expensive and non-representative.
In order to solve the problem, Curebase works on removing geographical barrier by building a software to allow recruiting patients nationwide. Curebase is proving that clinical research can be radically accelerated if physicians are empowered to enroll patients everywhere. By applying cutting edge clinical software and remote study management techniques to the problem, Curebase is reinventing research from the ground up.
Curebase's Product & Vision
Through Curebase's software, clinical trials can now be managed remotely. The software consists of a patient app, and a physician app that lets physicians do complicated operations. All the data then goes up to the cloud.
Curebase's product is open to anyone who wants to launch a clinical trial. There are people who have a tight budget, and there are people who have massive funding, Curebase can help all kinds of people and will be the lead organizer of the trial. Currently Curebase's customers are mostly startups, and Curebase is also talking to pharmaceutical companies.
Curebase's mission is to bring quality medical innovations to patients faster and improve human wellbeing.
Founders & Founding Story
Tom, CEO of Curebase, graduated from Harvard University. Before Tom founded Curebase, he worked at a precision oncology company that works on matching patients to clinical trials. During this time, Tom observed even though AI is able to find clinical trials that a cancer patient could be in, it's often hard for patient to travel that far. Tom found that the problem is not about matching, it's about access. Tom holds the belief that every patient should be able to get involved. So taking these insights, Tom started Curebase in 2018. Then Tom met Matt through a referral from a mutual friend who worked at Coinbase.
Matt, CTO of Curebase, graduated from Stanford University. Matt was a founder of TryBTC, a bitcoin company which was acquired by Coinbase. Matt has also worked at a clinical trial matching company before, so when Matt heard about Curebase's idea to transition from matching to access, he agreed that this is a better way of tackling the problem, so he decided to join Tom as a cofounder.
Company culture & Team Organization
At Curebase, there are 3 people on the engineering team under the management of CTO, 2 people on the operations team, and 4 people on the remote team. The operations team consists of a trial manager and a project manager. The remote team has two people based in the Philippines and two based in the US. They are talking to patients and assisting from a distance.
Curebase's engineering team has the following values:
Have each others back. Accountability is very important, and there's a lot of trust built up in the engineering team.
Foster security and privacy. As a company with huge database, data security and user privacy is crucial.
Iterate toward the north. Rather than trying to design for something that might not be known up front, build a Minimal Viable Product, and then quickly iterate on the MVP based on feedback and changing requirements.
Cultivate user empathy. The engineers always need to keep in mind who is using the product.
Embrace opportunity before limitations Trying to get excited about new opportunities and ideas, rather than jumping to say no.
Work on one thing at a time. For engineers, switching context and losing focus is a big cost, so engineers are expected to have a single work stream.
Don’t repeat yourself. Don't do the same work twice. Whether it's fixing a bug, solving a problem, doing a manual process, try to automate the process.
Maintain connection with the business goals. The engineering team wants to have work that makes meaning impact on users.
Curebase also cares a lot about communication. People love to pass the screen and discuss ideas. The cofounders pay attention to how people work as a team, how they communicate and then grow together. Everyone at Curebase cares about bioscience and healthcare industry, so the team stay motivated and work towards the goal.
Open Roles - Director of Clinical Operations
Curebase is looking for a Director of Clinical Operations to join their team. Here is the job description.
Main responsibilities are to lead CRO operations and grow a major organization within the company. Ideal candidates will have worked as CTMs, Sr. CTMs, or Directors previously. Curebase believes in growth and are open to candidates for whom this is their first director-level position.
Responsibilities would include:
Support customers with protocol development clinical strategy
Manage in-house CTMs
Oversee external contact resources (CRAs, biostatisticians, etc.)
Develop and maintain clinical SOPs, plans and policies
Engage with our network of clinical investigators
Develop our regulatory strategy and ensure compliance for all applicable regulations
Provide input to our tech team to expand our clinical capabilities and support our customers
This is a both a management and a hands-on position. In addition to building the organization you must be eager to act as the principal study manager on our projects, taking trials from planning to startup to enrollment and closeout.
Step 1 - Initial Chat: a one-on-one video call with the hiring manager.
Step 2 - Technical Screening: ~30 minutes multiple choice coding questionnaire on TripleByte which focuses on frontend development, backend development and general problem solving.
Step 3 - Technical Interview: ~1 hour video conference to perform a real world problem coding task.
Step 4 - Onsite Interview: ~ 3 hours. 90 minutes of coding + 45 minutes of non-coding. The coding part will run through a scenario, during which the candidate will think about how to design a system and build the architecture. The non-coding part is done with the CEO about culture fit.
Q: What is the company's mission?
A: Curebase's mission is to bring quality medical innovations to patients faster and improve human wellbeing.
Q: What are typical work hours at curebase?
A: About 10:30 to 5:30, some people get up early, and some stay late.
Q: What is your remote work policy?
A: US friendly timezone like UTC-8 to UTC-5, and fluent in English.
Q: What is your vacation policy?
A: Flexible, we generally recommend three weeks, but we don't set a limit.
Q: How many meetings do you have?
A: For the engineering team, we try to keep meetings to a minimum. It's very important for engineers to have large blocks of time during which they can focus. We have no meeting on Wednesdays, and we have blocks of time everyday from noon to five, where we try not to schedule any meetings. We do have a daily sync, which is a status update about 45 minutes. Engineers will have one-on-ones with the cofounders once every two weeks. And then the whole team will have a review every two weeks where we talk about what went well and what can still be improved.
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