Healios • United Kingdom

Research Scientist

Remote-first – with co-working space

A little flex time

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Job Description

POSITION: Permanent / Full Time

LOCATION: Fully remote

SALARY: up to £55,000


Founded in 2013, Healios is a leading specialist digital healthcare company working to empower patients and families affected by mental health, autism and ADHD conditions to support long-term outcomes and wellbeing. Our mission is to bring exceptional healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Healios is pioneering the world’s first digitalisation of NHS Mental Health Trust outpatient services, covering multiple complex specialist assessment and psychological intervention services. By digitising entire clinical pathways, we enable children, adults and their family members to receive and seamlessly transition between clinical services from the comfort of their home.

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The Healios Clinical team originally set out to empower every young person to build the capabilities for long-term mental health to successfully navigate life’s challenges and experience a better quality of life. However, the demand for mental health services has increased dramatically, requiring us to scale our delivery in unprecedented ways. Healios Labs was created to work on innovations that could help us do this. Within Labs, we are working on novel biomarkers for mental disorders and neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism, that could offer our clinicians digital diagnostic aids to accelerate their work. We are also working on the future of adaptive digital therapeutics, informed by leading-edge continuous assessment algorithms that use AI and machine learning to direct therapy according to the evolving needs of our patients. Our challenges are great, and we are excited to see how you can contribute.


We are seeking a Research Scientist to join our Science Team and work alongside data scientists and research scientists to deliver high quality research studies on Healios products.


  • Contribute to the scientific strategy and roadmaps for success,
  • Work with the VP of Science, Science team and Scientific Advisory Board to develop study designs from complex research questions and conduct high quality, rigorous research that contributes to the evidence of the product,
  • Write research papers for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals,
  • Prepare high quality presentations of scientific data for internal Healios teams and external channels (website, social media, magazines, conferences),
  • Extract, process and analyse data, and report findings (tables, graphs, summaries);
  • Assist with writing of statistical analysis plans, performing sample size estimation, and developing reporting specifications for protocols, study reports, scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and grant proposals.


  • PhD, DClin or PostDoc in Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health, Health Promotion, Population Health, Mental Health.
  • At least 1 first author paper either published or in the process of being published;
  • Experience working with industry (preferably tech) desirable but not required,
  • Good understanding of statistics and principles of hypothesis testing;
  • Experience with data analysis, visualisation and statistics in Python or/and R and data-related libraries (Pandas, NumPy, SciPy, StatsModels, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly etc) or experience with JASP/JAMOVI and willingness to learn R/Python;
  • Proficiency planning, creating and executing research studies from conception to publication
  • A professional home working environment
  • Wifi connection. Minimum of 2 mbps up and download speed
  • Real passion for supporting people to improve their lives
  • A desire to become part of a collaborative environment and share knowledge and learning for the benefit of all
  • A curious mind-set that underpins your continuous drive to challenge the status quo for achieving better outcomes
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carer and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Flexibility to support our mission of bringing healthcare to anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • A commitment to ethical practice and adherence to the highest standards of safeguarding of adults/children


  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays and closure days)
  • Birthday & Life Leave days
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Fully personalised flexible benefits package
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Flexible, home based role
  • Company laptop, monitor and keyboard, plus an allowance to purchase additional equipment
  • CPD/Growth day per year, plus personal development allowance to invest in your growth
  • Bespoke Healios Training, including schedule of monthly CPD for clinicians
  • A collaborative culture where curiosity, creativity, experimentation and innovation are fostered
  • A highly motivated and energetic team bringing a wide range of talents, experience and knowledge to solve complex challenges
  • Autonomy to shape and design world leading clinical pathways that harness the power of combining technology with evidence-based interventions and a human touch
  • Opportunities to grow and further develop your professional interests
  • A culture that challenges the status quo in pursuit of providing exceptional healthcare and an unrivalled experience for the clients and families we support


“Do the right thing” is one of our core Healios values. And building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels supported is absolutely the right thing to do. Whether we’re developing a new service line or enhancing one of our products, we need people with different skills, backgrounds, identities and perspectives to ensure our innovations will work for the children and young people we are here to serve. By embracing diversity, we can deliver better care experiences and outcomes, while tackling the inequalities in healthcare provision that exist today.


Healios ensures that supporting people to be safe is at the heart of our work and a key priority across all areas of the organisation, We will do our absolute best to keep the people that we support, safe from harm. This starts with our recruitment processes.

As part of our pre-employment checks, all employees of Healios will be asked to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Dependent on your role within the business, this will either be an Enhanced or Basic. A Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check will be required. You will also be asked to provide two professional references as a minimum.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – phased transition, where employees will be able to return to their role on 50% of their contracted hours for 3 months and receive full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – Two weeks full pay
Adoption leave – Matched with Maternity & Paternity
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Teambuilding days

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Healios provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Healios is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Healios

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

15% Male - 80% Female - 2% Non-Binary

Office locations


Funding levels

£7 million
What employees are saying

"I have more flexibility in terms of working patterns at Healios than I've ever had before. This has given me the opportunity to find a way of working that actually works for me."

Anonymous Healios Employee

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Healthtech & Healthcare companies – 3rd

Most flexible Healthtech & Healthcare companies – 3rd

Industry awards 2022