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Design Lead

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San Francisco, CA, USASan FranciscoCAUSA

We are looking to expand our team with a talented designer who possesses a strong sense of social mission and who is passionate about:

  • Imagining products and technology that improve the world for current and future generations at the intersection of global health, medical knowledge, and open data.
  • Empathizing with end-users to truly understand and satisfy their needs.
  • Asking questions, soliciting and relishing feedback, and iterating quickly.

The team includes alumni of leading organizations (e.g., the World Health Organization, the White House, Google, Facebook, McKinsey, and Blackstone) and universities (e.g., Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley).

Areas of Responsibility: 

Your impact:

  • Thinking deeply about and incorporating game design to motivate behaviors that solve for a bigger purpose -- optimizing information gain into an open medical intelligence system.
  • Researching, conceptualizing, formulating, and designing functional, memorable, and inspiring interfaces across multiple platforms (web, iOS, Android, etc.).
  • Developing a timeless design guide that shapes our identity and conveys our vision for the future.
  • Interacting with our contributors, and collaborating with the Engineering and Medicine teams to continually improve the product experience.
  • Guiding the organization on broader design challenges, including organizational structure, processes, culture and workspace, communications materials, recruiting/hiring processes, etc.



Your background:

  • An MFA in design or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience (preferred, but not required).
  • 5+ years experience at a top-tier design firm and/or at an institution with exceptional design talent (preferred, but not required).
  • Experience, interest, and/or willingness to learn and lead others in design thinking, information architecture, typography, semiotics, color theory, data visualization, game design, graphic design, mobile/web design, and/or front end development.
  • Experience working and thriving in early-stage organizations and/or other resource-constrained environments.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

Commensurate with experience and comparable roles at other early-stage, mission-driven organizations.

Organization Info

The Human Diagnosis Project

San Francisco, CA, USA
Annual Budget : 
Under $100,000
11-50 employees
About Us

The Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) is a worldwide effort, created with and led by the global medical community, to build an open intelligence system that maps the steps to help any patient. By combining the collective intelligence of doctors with machine learning, Human Dx intends to enable more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.

Awards & Accolades: 
MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Semifinalist
Why Work For Us?: 

To nearly every person on Earth, the wellbeing of oneself and one’s loved ones is the most important concern. However, perhaps the most essential question of human wellbeing is still very difficult to answer: when someone isn't well, what should be done?

Patients, doctors, insurers, foundations, governments, and many other health stakeholders struggle with this question. The information we seek is siloed in medical research, academic handbooks, disparate closed systems, and the minds of individual practitioners. However, relevant answers are not readily available in a single, open system that is universally accessible.

Diagnosis is a crucial early step in assessing, treating, managing, and ultimately curing disease. By improving humankind's fundamental understanding of clinical decision-making, the Project could elevate wellbeing for current and future generations.

Human Dx is structured as a partnership between the social, public, and private sectors. Its partners include many of the nation's top medical organizations (including the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the American Board of Medical Specialties), academic centers (including Harvard, Hopkins, UCSF, MIT, and Berkeley), and financial supporters (including Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Moore Foundation).

We are looking to expand our team with exceptional people who possess a strong sense of social mission. The team includes alumni of leading organizations (e.g., the World Health Organization, the White House, Google, Facebook, McKinsey, and Blackstone) and universities (e.g., Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley).

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 5 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 5 2019
Hiring Organization: 
The Human Diagnosis Project