101 - 250 employees
Series D+
Consumer
eCommerce & Marketplaces
Healthcare & Pharma

PatientsLikeMe Company Overview

PatientsLikeMe, the world’s largest personalized health network, helps people find new options for treatments, connect with others, and take action to improve their outcomes. The company has worked with every major pharmaceutical company and a range of government organizations to bring the patient voice to research, development and public policy. With 500,000 members, PatientsLikeMe is a trusted source for real-world disease information and a clinically robust resource that has published more than 100 research studies.

PatientsLikeMe is now a central part of iCarbonX's Digital Life Alliance, which is working to combine biological and patient-generated data with artificial intelligence technology to more rapidly detect meaningful signals about health, disease and aging, deliver a personalized guide for living a healthy life, and help industry learn even more about how to improve outcomes, and lives.

Jobs at PatientsLikeMe

 
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We are looking for someone to fill a new position as Office Experience and Operations Manager. This is an amazing opportunity to join an innovative company. This role is responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of the office experience and facilities in our Cambridge, MA office. As a member of the HR team you are an essential part of the employee experience and functioning of our organization. You will also be responsible for directing and coordinating office services and related activities. We are looking for someone that is extremely organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task...
Corporate Functions
Cambridge
Manager of Engineering Operations at PatientsLikeMe (View all jobs) Cambridge, MA Why PatientsLikeMe? The health care system isn’t doing enough for patients-- but you can help change that. PatientsLikeMe is leading the social medicine space by allowing people to: share their health data, to track their progress, to help others, and change medicine for good. Each time someone shares their experience, they're helping the next person diagnosed learn what could really work for them, and helping researchers shorten the path to new treatments. We’re...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Mobile Engineering Manager Join our team! We get to measurably improve the lives of real people with real diseases, and regularly talk to our users. Collaboration is a core value.  You’ll work with the usual Product and Design teams, but should also expect to interact with Marketing, Customer Support, and senior leadership Our mobile apps are less than two years old, so there’s lots of opportunity, and not much legacy code. We have all of the usual tech company amenities: beer, a very active ping pong table, a roof deck, and free lunch on Fridays. ...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Join our team! We get to measurably improve the lives of real people with real diseases, and regularly talk to our users. We use a modern set of frameworks and technologies: Ruby On Rails 5.2, React 16.3.2, ActiveRecord, PostgreSQL, AWS. You’ll have freedom to tackle the problems you want, especially during our quarterly “Wow Weeks”, but also within regular sprints. We have all of the usual tech company amenities: beer, a very active ping pong table, a roof deck, and free lunch on Fridays. What will you do? You’ll work closely with a few other engineers, a...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Summary PatientsLikeMe, a member of the iCarbonX Digital Health Alliance, is looking for an experienced HRBP candidate to support change management in an ambitious, high growth organization.  Individual will be responsible for developing and applying HR policies, consulting on organizational and individual development, resolving employee relations issues and working with the HR team on compensation, benefits, systems and talent acquisition projects. This individual will have primary on-site responsibilities for the office in Cambridge, Massachusetts office and work as part...
Corporate Functions
Cambridge
PatientsLikeMe is looking for a Design Director to lead our amazing team of designers and researchers in delivering unparalleled experiences in digital health products and services.You will develop the vision for our products and ensure alignment of the experience across our platform. Why you will love working here: A mission-driven culture and meaningful work We are going after real problems that matter. PatientsLikeMe empowers people to take charge of their health by learning from others, while discovering new science and interventions that make...
UX & Design
160 Second Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Your opportunity: do good, feel good

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Lots of companies say they're mission-driven, but at PatientsLikeMe, it's in our DNA

The work we do is challenging, rewarding, always evolving, and often complicated. But it's never boring. This is your chance to join a close-knit gang of smart, passionate people who are as excited as ever about changing the future of healthcare. And we're growing like crazy. Join us and we'll make that future together.

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Our story

Inspired by their brother Stephen's journey with ALS, Ben and Jamie Heywood, along with their longtime friend Jeff Cole, created PatientsLikeMe as a health data-sharing platform.

Our innovative technology helps patients improve their outcomes by connecting with and learning from thousands of others just like them. In the process, they donate what we call data for good. That's real-world information that helps healthcare companies create better healthcare products and services based on real patients' needs.

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Our work helps 500,000+ patients with 2700+ conditions live better, together

We're transforming how patients manage their own condition...

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Garth, living with cancer

"It certainly doesn't help me to keep my symptoms or my side effects secret. I feel that I owe other patients my experience. If I donate my data, if I share with an organization that can put it together and see a pattern... I'm helping all of the patients."

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Letitia, living with epilepsy

"I've made it my passion to share my story and resources with others who are suffering and/or know someone who is suffering from uncontrollable seizures and epilepsy."

…and changing the way the industry conducts research and improves patient care

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The lithium study

In a groundbreaking study spearheaded by ALS patients, we analyzed the effects of lithium carbonate on ALS. Our findings refuted the results of a major clinical trial — an unexpected and unmatched moment in the world of medicine.

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Collaboration with the FDA

In 2015, we began a partnership with the FDA to explore how patient-reported data can lead to new insights about drug safety. For the first time, the FDA is analyzing patient-generated health data to understand the real-world impact of taking medications over time, and to potentially identify benefits and risks earlier.

 

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Elevating the patient voice at TEDMED

As PatientsLikeMe's Vice President for Advocacy, Policy and Patient Safety, Sally Okun brings the patient voice to health policy discussions at the national and global level. The first nurse to grace the TED stage, Sally spoke at TEDMED about the need to bridge the gap between the patients' lexicon and the overcomplicated language of the healthcare industry.

 
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We're on a mission, but we have fun, too

PatientsLikeMe takes culture — and coffee — seriously. From our annual Tough Mudder team to our coffee machine with 36 ways to get caffeinated (we counted), you could say we're an energetic bunch. And we stay fueled creatively, too, with endless opportunities to keep learning beyond our everyday jobs.

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Journal Club brings everyone together on Fridays for an informal presentation from a guest speaker — we've had everyone from Harvard PhDs to a four-star general.

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Office hangouts - It's not unusual to want to stick around past 5 PM — karaoke night, happy hours, and a sweet smorgasbord for PI Day are just a few reasons.

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Volunteering opportunities - Sometimes — like helping out at Rosie's Place women's shelter — we take it outside the office for a good cause (and a good time).

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Our visionary leaders drive us closer to a future of better healthcare

At PatientsLikeMe, it takes unique skills, experience, and passion to meet the challenges of our mission — which is why we've got some of the best and brightest at the helm. Below, meet a few of the industry experts you'll get to work alongside.

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Jamie Heywood
Co-Founder and Chairman

"Our medical system could be better in so many ways and over the last decade my passion has been to find ways to both improve the way treatments are developed for disease and the way patients receive medical care."

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Monique Levy
Senior VP, Head of Customer Strategy and Value Delivery

"I'm passionate about reducing randomness in care — especially when it comes to how decisions are made and how we take care of ourselves — by listening to patients and using the right technology."

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Paul Wicks
VP of Innovation

"I think what's really exciting is the scale we're operating under... [It's] unparalleled in power in the research world and that is what gets me up every morning."

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Kim Goodwin
VP, Product & User Experience

"There are some questions we all have as patients that our doctors can't answer: What's it really like to live with this condition? How can I have good relationships, stay productive, or manage the costs of all this? I'm excited about helping patients answer those questions for each other."

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We offer the best benefits in the heart of Cambridge's biotech center

Happy employees, prime location. Discover the sweet spot of working environments (you'll love the third-floor patio, too.)

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Generous benefits

Competitive salary, stock options, medical & dental, retirement, 20 days paid time off, 10 paid holidays, a great work-life balance, and more!

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160 Second Street, Cambridge, MA

Located in Boston's life sciences hub, our office is easily accessible from both the Green and Red MBTA lines.

Blog

September 21, 2018
Looking for ideas for raising more money for an upcoming cancer walk, MS bike ride, or other health-related charity event where you’ll be hitting the streets? Learn more about PatientsLikeMeInMotion! It’s a program that sponsors you and your team as you walk, run, cycle (etc.) with a nonprofit organization to raise funds and awareness for your […]...
September 18, 2018
If you’re confused about what kind of milk to drink, what type of cooking oil is “healthiest” or whether the Mediterranean diet is the ticket to heart health, you’re not alone. Nutrition experts dig into the complexity of dietary research. Digesting dietary advice The constant churn of nutrition news, books and blog posts — combined […]...
September 13, 2018
Are you losing some of your locks because of lupus? Hair loss isn’t usually listed among the core symptoms of lupus, but it does affect many people living with SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) and discoid lupus. It may be caused by lupus itself, certain treatments for lupus, or other illnesses or health issues (such as thyroid […]...
September 10, 2018
Are you still driving with Parkinson’s disease? Check out some safety considerations and pointers for determining if it’s time to turn over the keys. Plus, explore how others with PD have handled this tricky topic and see some alternate ways of getting around. Considerations for driving with PD + 7 questions to ask yourself “You […]...
September 7, 2018
If you find talking about end-of-life care and advance directives isn’t easy, you’re not alone. One 2013 survey by The Conversation Project found that while 90% of respondents said talking about it with loved ones is important, only 27% actually started the conversation. And according to another recent study, as few as 38% of patients living with a […]...