Our mission is to make the world happier and healthier.

Research Project Manager at Calm

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Research Project Manager at Calm


Who We Are: 

At Calm, we have a simple, albeit BIG mission: to make the world a happier and healthier place. Through our website, blog, and app—filled with meditations, sleep stories, music, movement, and more—we’re redefining what mental care looks like in 2021 and beyond. With over 100 million users worldwide, 100,000 new users daily, and our growing partnerships with major companies, we’re having a positive effect on more and more people each and every day. And while the heart of Calm is digital, we are growing and expanding offline with a variety of products and services to help deliver on our mission of health and happiness, the world over. 

What we do: 

Calm Science mission is to be an evidence-based leader in the mobile app, health and fitness industry, leveraging science to improve mental fitness and help people live a happier and healthier lifestyle. The purpose of Calm Science is to establish the evidence for our product on mental and physical health outcomes in the direct to consumer (D2C) and business to business (B2B). We conduct rigorous science to drive value on investment, outcomes and sales, establishing us as a leader in the market.  Calm Science has secured high visibility funding from the National Institutes of Health and our ongoing research continues to reinforce and strengthen the public image of Calm as an innovative and scientifically grounded product that improves outcomes for both individuals and workplace settings. 

Check out our blog at to learn more! 

What You’ll Do:

As part of the science team you will work with the Director of Calm Science, Calm Science team and the Scientific Advisory Board to support research. This position requires substantial capacity to work effectively within a team at a fast pace. The successful candidate must have excellent organization skills, interpersonal and communication skills, strong time management skills, and the ability to use good judgment in daily tasks.

  • Coordinate the development of study materials for institutional review board (IRB) approval, including study documents, procedural documents, participant materials, and recruitment materials.
  • Coordinate research initiatives, which includes identifying, recruiting, and retaining patients in studies.
  • Implement research studies.
  • Work with the Scientific Advisory Board to develop meeting agendas, organize meeting materials, communicate with external investigators on behalf of the board
  • Implement and maintain comprehensive databases and files related to Calm Science
  • Collect and disseminate research study data for reporting findings and progress to the Director of Calm Science and the Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Conduct literature searches, assist with manuscript/conference abstract preparation and grant preparation and submission
  • Participate with the team writing reports, peer reviewed publications, and other outreach materials

Who You Are:

  • Completed Master’s degree in exercise science, psychology, social sciences, public health or related field
    At least 5 or more years working as a research or project coordinator
  • Experience conducting behavioral health research
  • Experience with technology project management (methodologies and tools)
  • Experience working with IRB, submitting applications, and managing all study documents
  • Understanding of mental health outcomes and appropriate measurement tools
  • Demonstrate experience preparing NIH grant submissions (e.g., budget justification, statement of work, biosketch)
  • Demonstrate success managing large projects to meet deadlines
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and reporting findings
  • Ability to communicate to science and lay public audiences
  • Self-driven, able to work independently, problem solve, efficient and accurate in a fast paced environment 


  • Some experience with quantitative data analysis
  • Experience conducting interviews, focus groups
  • Ability to independently lead research projects including the development of proposals, research questions, methods, analysis and writing
  • Experience implementing mindfulness interventions (or similar) 

We believe that mental health is health, and every person should be considered in the discussion. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Calm is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, both in our hiring practices and in our experiences as a Calm employee. We strive to create a mindful and respectful environment where everyone can bring their authentic self to work, and experience a culture that is free of harassment, racism, and discrimination. 

Calm is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. Please inform Calm’s Recruiting team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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Technology we use

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What are Calm Perks + Benefits

Calm Benefits Overview

We're committed to supporting our team in every aspect of their personal and professional lives. That goes way beyond 'perk's. We'll cover 100% of your health, dental, and vision, and give you monthly stipends for your fitness and wellness routines too. When we say PTO is Take What You Need, we really mean it, whether that's a mental health day, or a trip around the world. Your home office should be as functional and inspirational as your office office. We'll give you a WFH stipend to help. Your family is a vital part of community too. That's why we offer baby bonding leave to all salaried employees. Calm can only grow if you do. We offer a great salary, equity, 401(k), and even a generous extended learning budget. Our calendar of (virtual) social events ensures you always feel part of, and close with, the team, no matter where you are.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
100 dollar wellness
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Fitness Subsidies
To celebrate how Calm is working to make the world happier and healthier, employees are given the benefit of a $100 monthly wellness stipend to put toward their own happiness and health.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Calm provides a $750 work from home budget to go towards creating a more comfortable and productive home workspace.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Calm

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We’re a hard-working, collaborative team with ambitious goals, but Calm understands the importance of individual well-being and how that impacts how we show up at work. Calm fosters a supportive, remote-first culture that enables us to meet both our professional goals and personal interests.


Lead Product Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The most important thing I’ve learned at Calm is how to evaluate and scope a project so that it regularly delivers value for our company and stakeholders. As an engineer, it helps us prioritize when there’s a lot to do, effectively weight tradeoffs and evaluate requirements so i can see my contributions and feel proud of them.


Data Engineering Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

By making our team a safe space for creative ideas!
Within engineering, I help drive and facilitate projects that make our team happier and more productive! For example: making our interview process more junior friendly, improving our remote onboarding, and addressing tech debt etc.


VP, Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

At Calm, we're working to scale up on everything we do across the company, from Engineering to Marketing to Content. We're also making sure that as we scale, everyone on the team is able to grow in their career, take risks, and have a huge impact.


Principal Engineer

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