Researcher Support Representative


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

At a Glance

Us: Fast growing startup of 80+ people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni (summer 2019). We’re on a mission to connect people around the world to make trustworthy data more accessible and facilitate world-changing research 🚀

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Hours of Work: 12pm - 9pm

Please note: Applicants must be UK residents and have the right to work in the UK.

The Role

As a member of the Researcher Support Team, you'll be the first point of contact to help researchers, from setting up their first study to mediating between researchers and participants.

We'll give you all the training you need, so you know exactly how Prolific works and can quickly fix any issues customers are having.

As you grow into the role, you'll have the opportunity to broaden your scope of work, including helping to maintain and improve our external and internal help centers, and representing the voice of researchers in company discussions.

What you'll be doing

  • Providing delightful customer support to researchers, by being direct, honest and empathising with any issues they encounter.
  • Using insights gained through support experience and interactions with other teams to contribute towards platform improvements.
  • Optimising internal support processes, e.g. suggesting changes to policies or systems to help Prolific provide higher quality and more efficient customer support.
  • Acquiring an understanding of the academic research space, what’s important to researchers in running online studies and how Prolific can help.

What you’ll bring

  • You care deeply about providing a delightful and memorable customer support experience.
  • You have flawless written English and can explain complex problems in a simple way.
  • You enjoy getting stuck in to tricky problems and seeing them through to solution.
  • You’re super organised and able to effectively balance a range of ongoing tasks.
  • You’re self-motivated and able to work autonomously in a remote setting.
  • You’re comfortable working across multiple systems - this role will focus largely on Zendesk, Jira and our internal admin systems (you'll receive training on them all).
  • You have an interest in behavioural science, psychology and/or scientific research and a desire to learn about the research space.

Even better if you have

  • Experience of working in customer support.
  • Experience in running studies or in academic research.
  • Experience of working remotely.

What you’ll get

⚖️ Work Life Balance: We’re all looking to strike the right work-life balance, and as a remote-first company you’re able to work flexibly from home or our dog-friendly co-working space in Old Street. We offer 25 days of holiday, plus bank holidays of course, which you can opt out of if you’d like. We also offer summer hours, with early finish Fridays throughout June to August.

🏡 Family Life: We offer generous maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. Need to pick your child up from school? No Problem. Our flexible working gives you the childcare flexibility you need.

🧘 Wellbeing: We care deeply about our employee's well-being and that’s why we offer comprehensive Bupa private health insurance that disregards medical history and also Medicash (a health cash plan). We also offer a taxable monthly stipend of £150 that you can spend on whatever improves your wellness and remote working experience. Having a healthy working environment is really important to us and so we offer a £1,000 home office budget, along with a Mac laptop when you start - plus a £200 yearly top-up.

📚 Learn & Grow: Development is really important to us and we want to give all of our employees the opportunity to learn and grow. There are many personal growth and career progression opportunities available, as well as mentoring. And we also offer a £1,000 yearly budget for education, growth and training for you to use at your discretion.

💙 Culture: We’re a friendly bunch here at Prolific; open, transparent and inclusive. Although we’re a remote-first company, we still love to hang out with each other! We run collaborative quarterly company-wide meets up and team socials (both virtually and in-person) and it’s all paid for by us. Alongside this, we offer a £1,000 yearly team meet-up budget for discretionary meet-ups so that you can cover travel, food and accommodation. As a business we’re also committed to carbon offsetting; each month we donate money in your name to plant trees, and being remote we’re doing our bit to offset travel as well.

Our Interview Process

Talent Call: You'll meet with one of our Talent team and have an exploratory call about the role requirements, life at Prolific, as well as your background and aspirations.

Hiring Manager Interview: You'll interview with two members of the team, one of which will be the hiring manager. You'll have the opportunity to ask about the company and the role, and we'll ask you questions about your experiences and goals.

Panel Interview: We'll hold a panel interview that evaluates skills required for the role. You'll meet with more of our team and may be asked to complete a presentation or task. You'll be compensated with a £50 voucher 💰 for completing the task because we know your time is valuable!

Final Interview: We will deep dive into your past experiences, goals, motivations, and skills all aligned to our Prolific Principles. You'll speak with two to three members of the team and - as always - have an opportunity to ask questions about the role and company.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Monitoring

Prolific is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all applications, and consider them without regard to race, religion, belief, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender reassignment, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex or sexual orientation.

We are committed to ensuring a fair recruitment process, it's essential to our success. Under the Equality Act (2010) we collect information from individuals at the point of application. We anonymously monitor the profiles of individuals that apply to each vacancy to ensure that no individual is unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

Privacy Statement

By submitting your application, you agree that Prolific may collect your personal data for recruiting and global organisation planning. Prolific's Candidate Privacy Notice explains what personal information Prolific may process, where Prolific may process your personal information, its purposes for processing your personal information, and the rights you can exercise over Prolific’s use of your personal information.


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly