Unmind • London, United Kingdom

Research Scientist

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About Unmind

Unmind is a workplace mental health platform. We empower employees to live more fulfilling and balanced lives by changing the way organisations around the world think about mental health. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy mind – because we all have mental health, all of the time – and we’re striving to create a world where mental health is universally understood, nurtured, and celebrated.

Having closed our Series B funding in April 2021, and looking ahead to our Series C, we're excited about the next stage of growth which will enable us to deliver on our mission to improve the mental wellbeing of ten million people in organisations around the world. We’re a fast-growing team with over 170 Unminders across London, Sydney and New York and would love for you to join us as our new Research Scientist.

Uniting Behind Uniqueness

One of our values is “Unite Behind Uniqueness” based on the belief that humans are endlessly unique and their opportunities are equally important. In order to fulfil our mission, we want our team to represent the diversity of our users which is why we’re committed to building an inclusive workplace where we encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We want to foster a culture where everybody feels included, heard, and equal – regardless of age, disability, gender, neurodiversity, marital or parental status, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

If there are any adjustments we can make that would help improve your experience with Unmind, please do let us know when you apply or email us at talent@unmind.com.

The Role – Research Scientist

As a Research Scientist, you'll be joining a small, ambitious team of researchers and psychologists, whose mission is to further the science of digital mental health care.

We’ve already laid solid ground in publishing our first pilot RCTs, and your role will be to build on this by taking ownership of individual studies on our research roadmap, seeing them through from planning to publication.

Your first study will be a real-world evaluation in collaboration with a large, multinational client, evaluating the impact of the Unmind platform on mental health and workplace outcomes.

There will be scope to work on a variety of research, from small case studies through to fully powered RCTs. You'll also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other teams across the business, such as Product, Data Science, and Commercial teams, and our academic partners from leading universities.

In this role, you’ll get to:

  • Own: Drive forward studies that evaluate the impact of Unmind, helping to strengthen our business case. You’ll prepare rigorous study protocols and ethics applications, and you’ll take the lead in planning data collection, analysis and write-up.
  • Collaborate: Form and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business, including our Content, Product, Data Science and Engineering teams, and with our external academic partners.
  • Disseminate: A key part of this role will be publishing findings in high-impact academic journals, ensuring that the academic community sees value in our work. You’ll diligently prepare research papers for submission to leading academic journals.
  • Share: You’ll represent Unmind in a variety of settings - either in person or virtually - giving engaging and inspiring presentations. You’ll also have the opportunity to coordinate with our commercial and science comms teams to help communicate and disseminate our research findings to a wider lay audience.

Skills and Experience

We firmly believe that no-one is the finished article and that there should be learning in every role you do. So some of the role will be learning as you go, and we hope that’s exactly what you are looking for. However, some experience in the following is important for the role:

  • PhD in psychology, health outcomes, clinical research or related field.
  • Strong track record of publishing in leading academic journals with at least one first-author paper.
  • Proficient with statistical techniques such as mixed effects models, ANOVAs, linear regression, missing data methods, model comparison, etc.
  • Programming skills in R or another programming language (e.g. Python, Matlab) with the ability and motivation to quickly acquire R.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex ideas to a non-technical/non-scientific audience.
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up and see jobs through to completion, and you never take a “that’ll do” approach.
  • Capacity to plan, prioritise and deliver several projects at once, and an autonomous attitude (you do not require, or like, micro-management).
  • A genuine and great human. We have built a special team and want to keep it that way
  • Good understanding of common mental health problems, psychological interventions, and measurement of mental health outcomes.
  • Passion for mental health, tech-for-good, and generally improving people’s lives.
  • Comfortable working in an environment of rapid growth, constant change, and lots of unknowns.
  • Hungry to make Unmind the global category leader of workplace mental health.


At Unmind we believe in having a whole person approach and we hope that our benefits enhance the lives of Unminders, helping them be happy, healthy and fulfilled. You can see the full details of our benefits on our careers page, but they include:

  • Private Medical Insurance for you and your family
  • Unmind Equity scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus your birthday day off and celebration days
  • Flexible working, including flexible use of Public Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • £1,000 annual learning budget with 2 days learning leave
  • Monthly ClassPass Subscription
  • Dog-friendly workplace

We believe our interview process should be inclusive and transparent. Find out what to expect and more about our commitment to diversity on our candidate FAQs page here: tinyurl.com/bd8xsnrj

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Summer hours
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days
Great colleagues (personally and professionally)
Competitive salary
Personal budgets for L&D and wellbeing initiatives
Dog-friendly workplace
Office perks (free on-site gym, rooftop seating, community events)

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

First we assess the flexibility options Unmind provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Unmind 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 Unmind

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, New York, Sydney

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Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
What employees are saying

"I love working here. I've worked in other companies that say they have a flexible working culture, but the reality doesn't match. At Unmind, I've felt trusted and empowered since day one to work the way that is right for me."

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