Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Winter 2021


Lirio - Head of Behavioral Research

Who We Are:

Lirio is the leader in behavior change AI, combining behavioral science with artificial intelligence to move people to better health. Through Precision Nudging™, our intelligent behavior change journeys assemble and deliver tailored, behavioral interventions to overcome unique barriers to engaging with and acting on health recommendations. By scaling personalized interventions, our clients deliver patient-focused experiences that initiate and drive sustained behaviors across their entire population, optimizing patient engagement, closing gaps in care, lowering costs, and measurably improving health outcomes.

Who You Are:

You’re passionate about transforming people’s health through technology. You’re looking to be part of a dynamic organization that moves quickly, where you can learn and grow and work alongside colleagues to develop and improve our solutions. You have a growth mindset and seek progress over perfection.

What You’ll Be Doing:

The Head of Behavioral Research is responsible for Lirio’s behavioral research and behavioral insights portfolio. The role will lead a team and execute alongside them to scientifically evaluate, improve, and validate Lirio’s Precision Nudging solutions and generate meaningful, behavioral insights. The Head of Behavioral Research will work collaboratively and crossfunctionally to deliver rigorous quantitative and qualitative research results, continuous scientific output, and meaningful insights for clients, prospects, and investors. The role is responsible for translating insights and results into actionable recommendations for Lirio’s    functional area leads and Executives, and credibility in the marketplace and scientific community, respectively. The role requires working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, and a strong ability to go deep into the details, back up to 30,000 feet and everywhere in between. The position can be located remotely and reports directly to Lirio’s Chief Behavioral Officer.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Closely collaborate with Lirio’s mid- and senior-level scientists on research innovations and evaluations
  • Build and lead a team of behavioral researchers and behavioral data scientists
  • Lead the delivery of complex, insight-driven results to clients, prospects, and investors
  • Publish peer-reviewed scientific papers and present peer-reviewed results at conferences that serve both scientific and business objectives
  • Grow Lirio’s behavioral science credibility and industry thought leadership
  • Lead and co-create innovative and pragmatic behavioral research and insights requirements to drive product improvements
  • Partner/consult with functional area leaders and colleagues across all departments to ensure alignment of behavioral research and insights activities
  • Oversee/support research study design and data interpretation by internal and external research collaborators

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in an applied behavioral science field (e.g., behavioral economics, social psychology, health psychology, public health, behavioral/health informatics)
  • Demonstrated expertise and thought leadership in digital health, health communication, and/or behavior change
  • 5-10 years of experience leading randomized controlled trials as Principal Investigator
  • 10+ years of experience leading and collaborating on soup-to-nuts prospective and retrospective research
  • Exceptionally strong qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at professional conferences
  • Experience validating the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, and scientific soundness of data analyses plans and results
  • Experience communicating research activities and results to a variety of audiences (e.g., nonscientific stakeholders, clinical decision makers, or to inform business decisions)
  • Experience hiring, growing, and retaining high-performing researchers and research staff
  • Experience fostering a strong team culture of transparency and cross-functional collaboration
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and an ability to lead multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Excellent statistical software, qualitative software, and Microsoft Office skills

Nice to Have Skills:

  • Prior experience working in a business environment / working in a startup a plus
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, flexible to adapt to change, creative problem solver
  • Positive, win together, growth mindset


  • Competitive compensation and profit-sharing plan
  • Developmental opportunities to grow your career
  • Comprehensive benefit package 401K matching (immediately vested)
  • Flexible/Unlimited PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Strong emphasis on work-life balance

Visit our website to learn more and apply.