Chief Medical Officer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Clinical

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

About Zipongo
Zipongo is a digital nutrition platform that takes the guesswork out of healthy eating with personalized meal recommendations based on biometrics and food preferences. We work with employers, health plans and wellness companies to reduce chronic disease and improve the health of their employees and members. Our solution delivers real-time support for all the places a person makes food decisions at home, at work, at the grocery story, and at restaurants. Pointing users to the healthiest recipe and menu choices reduces the likelihood of making poor food choices based on convenience, cost and other factors.

We're on a mission to reduce chronic disease by making it easy to eat well; join us in having impact. 

About the Clinical Team
The Clinical team at Zipongo is a diverse, cross-functional group that includes Nutrition product and telehealth solutions, Clinical Research, Solutions working on projects such as our Food as Medicine physician prescription workflow integration projects, and support working with customer medical directors and CMOs as part of sales and customer success.  

You’re passionate about elevating prevention and you believe in nutrition as an underutilized solution.  You have many years of experience working with health payers, and a deep network of CMO and Medical Director colleagues at Fortune 500 companies, health plans or health systems.  You are a disciplined and seasoned clinical research leader, who appreciates the rigor of pharmaceutical regulatory research requirements, and who has cogent knowledge of biostatistics and data science.  At the same time, you have experience leveraging modern digital tools to make gold standard research methods more scalable and efficient. You either have a strong publication track record or people you’re close to and would hire to the team who are respected by strong clinical/ public health/ nutrition journals and academics.  You enjoy cross-functional work, and the opportunity to cut across the organization working with sales, nutrition, data science, product, solutions, marketing and engineering teams.

You are an inspirational leader and communicator, who attracts strong talent to work with you, and helps foster measurable impact and collaboration within organizations. You want to be part of a fast-moving startup environment. You move and pivot quickly, and drop very few balls while doing so. You can act tactically while also building strategically.

Responsibilities
• Support Solutions, Sales and Customer Success in working with Chief Medical Officers, Medical Directors and other clinical leaders and groups at health plan, employer or health system customers.
• Recruit and manage a world class clinical research group, including employees, contractors, vendors and academic partners.

• Innovated new methods to do clinical research as a norm across all clients, wherever possible.
• Guide the work for the nutrition team in their development of Nutrition Essentials guidelines for the use of Food as Medicine, and nutrition guidelines and algorithms that can be utilized within our product

• Help develop Zipongo telehealth nutrition offerings, and provider portal tools for caregivers

• Identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations, and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating results to cross functional groups and the management team.
 

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