Careers

at Quantified Citizen

Help bring scientific discovery to all.

Quantified Citizen is a Seed-stage mobile health research startup aimed at disrupting the unnecessary cost and time of clinical research by democratizing the process, and enabling anyone to design & deploy clinical grade health research studies to engaged participants who receive personalized health insights.

We launched our flagship mobile research app and have had over 51,000 iOS app installs with a 4.7 star rating. Among our initial studies, we've partnered with world-famous mycologist Paul Stamets on a UBC research ethics approved 17,000+ participant correlational study on the effects of microdosing psychedelic substances on cognitive performance and mental health. Our first paper on this study was accepted by Nature Scientific Reports and was published November 18, 2021. We've also partnered with award-winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg on a 6,500+ participant Gratitude Study. Stay tuned for a variety of new public studies in development.

Help us bring health research to everyone!


Be Our Next -

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UX/UI Designer

We are seeking a UI/UX Designer to turn our software into easy-to-use products for our clients. UI/UX Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us grow our customer base.

Location: Vancouver, Canada (or remote)

Job Type: Full-time, Contract

What You'll Be Doing

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
  • Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images.

What We Expect from You

  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • Portfolio of design projects
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Good time-management skills
  • BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field.

 

How to Apply

Complete form below: (scroll to get to bottom and click "Submit")

 

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻

 

Backend Engineer

We're looking for a full-time Backend Engineer to join our backend services team. The backend team is responsible for the REST APIs, data processing services and managing our underlying production infrastructure. They will work closely with our mobile and web teams on project requirements and with the CTO and VP Engineering on systems design and implementation.

The backend team is small so there are a lot of opportunities to influence design, direction, and culture. It also means the team takes on the additional responsibility of maintaining our staging and production infrastructure so any and all devops experience is a valuable asset, particularly with regards to large-scale, multi-tenant systems or significant experience with PaaS (AWS, GCP, Azure or similar).

We expect the role to grow or adapt along with the needs of the company and towards your interests and strengths.

Location: Remote - US & Canada

Metro Vancouver or the GTA preferred for timezone reasons, but not required.

Timeframe

Open for applications 📭

 🧮 If you're interested in applying and prefer to show rather than tell, take a look at our quick qc-apply exercise on github (~20 minutes).

About the Position

  • Build and maintain one or more of the background services (as appropriate)
  • Work closely with the CTO and VP Engineering on infrastructure design and maintenance
  • Collaborate with teammates on best practices and team culture
  • Communicate proactively using Notion, Github, & Slack to help maintain our effective use of meeting time
  • Write clear and actionable work tickets
  • Explore new and creative ways of doing things (e.g. automation, new approaches, featurizing multiple scripts into one script with options)
  • Attend our weekly, scheduled video calls every week for individual updates and team discussion
  • In collaboration with other teams, be an advocate for challenges that impact the backend and an ally in the universal melee against chaos

This is a remote job, even for employees In Vancouver and Toronto. You are free to work where you work best. You will be expected to regularly overlap 2-4 hours of your workday with the Vancouver workday (PST/PDT) to interact with our core team.

What We Expect from You

  • Operate with a privacy and security oriented mindset
  • Proficient in writing Python, Ruby or Elixir code to solve complex problems
  • Productive on the command-line for development and devops tasks
  • Experience working on a collaborative team that may have involved:
    • Participating in the full development life-cycle
    • Health and privacy-related regulatory compliance, like HIPAA or GDPR
    • Being a team lead or contributing to project organization
    • Implementing an automated continuous integration or deployment process
    • Having a positive work environment that you can tell us about 🤠
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following is an asset:
    • Platform services like AWS, Azure or GCP
    • Statistical analysis, discrete computation or machine learning
    • The practical challenges associated with working on very large datasets
    • Operational concerns like availability, reliability, and predictive resourcing
  • Comfortable working with underdefined requirements and possibly as an opportunity to directly contribute to the success of the product

Please note: Preference is given to candidates that have an interest or background in psychology (or similar), mental health, microdosing, health & wellness or what Quantified Citizen working on in general.

How to Apply

Complete form below: (scroll to get to bottom and click "Submit")

 

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻

 

Senior Mobile Developer

We are seeking a full-time Senior Mobile Developer to assist our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of our mobile applications. You will work closely with other app development and technical teams and will focus at first on the Android platform.

You should be able to write clean code and ensure your applications run properly. We also expect you to be passionate about pushing mobile technologies to the limits and perform well working in a dynamic environment.

Location: Vancouver, Canada (or remote)

Job Type: Full-time

About the Position

You will work directly with the mobile team on our flutter-based apps, engaging with us on understanding our existing API and replicating the functionality. You will interact with devops and product design teams to rapidly release and test the app as you develop it. This role has potential to grow into a team lead role for a fast growing company.

  • Create and maintain advanced mobile Flutter applications for Android and iOS
  • Work together with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Efficiently use third-party data sources and APIs
  • Create and execute unit tests on your code, to ensure its robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Troubleshoot issues, fix bugs and improve application performance
  • Explore and utilize new technologies to maximize development efficiency.

What We Expect from You

  • Experience working on mobile apps, with a preference for candidates that have extended experience with iOS/Android or Dart/Flutter
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and JSON, CSV content
  • Familiarity with integrating third-party libraries and APIs
  • Understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
  • Experience in other languages and is a plus. Substantial experience may be considered in preference to any of the above bullet points.
  • Good knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Some experience leading and/or mentoring.
  • An interest/background in psychology/health sciences.
  • This is a remote job, you are free to work where you work best. You will be expected to regularly overlap 2-4 hours of your workday with the Vancouver workday (UTC-8) to interact with our core team.
  • Effective, frank, and open communication skills

How to Apply

Complete form below: (scroll to get to bottom and click "Submit"

 

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻

Community Manager

We are looking for an experienced Community Manager who gets fired up by engaging and growing an online community.

Who You Are

  • You LOVE talking to people. You are genuinely interested in what they have to say and can bring value (and the brand) into a conversation.
  • You’re an expert listener. You get what people are trying to say even if they have a tough time saying it.
  • You have the instinct of how to rally people around a cause, how to talk to them and make them feel like valued contributors.
  • You’re a relationship-builder, whether that’s with community members, KOLs, or even other brands. You have a charismatic personality and great attitude that make people want to trust you.
  • You’re in sync with trending topics and can hijack those and other related conversations and bring them back to the brand.
  • You are creative! From coming up with a set of tools that will help develop goodwill in a community (codes, shoutouts, etc.) to knowing how to handle sticky situations or take advantage of golden opportunities.
  • You know how to direct traffic to our communities and keep them coming back.
  • You can measure your success with tools and provide analytics reports.

What We Expect from You

  • Be up to date with and analyze trends within the popular science and citizen scientist movements. Leverage that knowledge in building our community.
  • Craft and implement a strategy for growing and engaging a global community.
  • Define and report on success criteria and metrics.
  • Provide strategic direction to management when needed.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and social media departments to ensure all campaigns are in sync.
  • Engage with community members online and have a presence at community events.

 

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻

Data Scientist

We are seeking a Data Scientist who will develop data-driven solutions to support our product, sales, leadership, and marketing teams.

An ideal candidate is adept at working with large data sets to find opportunities for optimizing product user experience as well as research study data models. Candidates are expected to have extensive experience with data mining/analysis, using a variety of data tools, building, implementing and training models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. They must have a proven ability to drive business results with their data-based insights. They must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional areas.

Location: Remote

Metro Vancouver (PST) or the GTA (EST) preferred, but not required.

Timeframe

Open now 📭

Role Type

Full-time

 

About the Position

  • Provide high level statistical analysis of health data from research studies
  • Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to understand company needs and devise possible solutions
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers
  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends

This is a remote job, even for employees in Vancouver or Toronto. You are free to work where you work best. You will be expected to regularly overlap 2-4 hours of your workday with the Vancouver workday (PST/PDT) to interact with our core team.

What We Expect from You

  • 3+ years of experience analyzing large datasets, in a statistical or mathematical capacity
  • A Master’s or PHD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field with demonstrable practical experience is valuable
  • Experience writing code (Python, R, SPSS) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets, including tools like Jupyter, Pandas, SciPy, PySpark
  • Experience with advanced statistical techniques and concepts for technical analysis, identifying discrete populations in a dataset, developing summary reports, and business intelligence (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.)
  • Experience or knowledge of machine learning, including practical use-cases (clustering, random forest, artificial neural networks, etc)
  • Clear and actionable communication skills, verbal and written
  • Interest in learning and applying new technologies and techniques
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following are assets as well:
    • Statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, text mining, social network analysis, etc.
    • Amazon Web Services, particularly the services related to data processing, analysis or reporting
    • Ability to use advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics like regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, etc.
    • Visualization tools like Tableau, QuickSite, Power BI, D3, ggplot
    • Distributed computing tools like Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Gurobi
    • Working with Health data or with data related to regulatory compliance

Please note: Preference is given to candidates that have an interest or background in psychology (or similar), mental health, microdosing, health & wellness or what Quantified Citizen working on in general.

How to Apply

Complete form below: (scroll to get to bottom and click "Submit")

Hiring Statement

Quantified Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

If you're unsure whether your skills and experience would be a fit for this position, email us anyway so we can figure it out together. At the very least, we'll be pleased to answer any of your questions and offer any constructive feedback we may have (but only if we're asked).🌻