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Empatica Program Manager - Business Development in Boston, Massachusetts


We are a digital health scale-up born in Boston. Our platform consists of beautifully designed wearables, software tools, and advanced algorithms, enabling a novel, better understanding of human health through data and AI, and improving outcomes for millions of people.

Our customers range from some of the world’s largest institutions to individual users who message us every day and tell us how our products changed their lives. We recently became the first company to have a CE-marked wearable solution for the early detection of Covid-19 ( , created in partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services. Our newest wearable, EmbracePlus, is sponsored by NASA and will be used to monitor the health of the astronauts on board the first-ever manned mission to Mars. Pharmaceutical companies are using our research platform to fast-track the development of new treatments, while hundreds of academic researchers publish new discoveries on human behavior weekly, all made possible by our E4 smartband and software tools.

If you are looking to join a fast-paced growth environment and do meaningful work that can really make a change in people’s lives, keep reading.

The role

As part of the Business Development Team, your main focus will be on managing relationships with our existing and new pharma clients to establish clinical trial collaborations, as well as leading talks with hospital systems for the deployment of monitoring technologies. You will serve as Empatica’s direct interface with some of the most trusted R&D companies in the field, representing the company at every step of the process in proposing and brokering new projects. These projects are highly innovative, and often the first time such technologies are used for clinical research.

In addition, working together with other Program Managers, you will:

  • Scout new opportunities to deploy and develop digital biomarkers in clinical research and clinical practice.

  • Identify, screen and qualify new customer partnerships and opportunities.

  • Ensure that our customers have the right understanding of our products and technologies.

  • Be an attentive observer, capable of detecting obstacles in partnership development, that might affect its success, and report them to the Management Team

  • Coordinate requirements with the engineering and data science teams, in order to achieve our partners’ goals.

  • Liaise with Sales, Marketing, and Management to align business strategies.

  • Represent Empatica among its highest-tier research and business clients.

  • Make sure that all the backend operations that support Empatica’s execution are properly handled.


As the ideal candidate for this position you:

  • Have some years of experience in a similar position, although at Empatica we focus less on years of experience and more on talent. We are a young company where you can rise fast no matter your age

  • Have a strong academic background (Masters degree), preferably in medicine, technology or biology. A firm understanding of novel digital technologies is mandatory.

  • Have prior experience in the Medtech and Digital Health industry (worked in biomedical research, Digital health, Pharma etc.).

  • Have a genuine interest, passion and motivation for Empatica's mission.

  • Have excellent communications skills.

  • Must have a firm sense of accountability and must be good at prioritization.

  • Have a pragmatic and execution mindset.

  • Are able to work as a team member or by yourself.

Previous experience in clinical operations is not mandatory, but it is a plus (e.g. biomedical research administration or healthcare, bioengineering background, knowledge of bioethics, etc.).

You and Empatica would be a perfect match if you are:

  • A very quick learner

  • Fun and easy to work with

  • A hard-worker and collaborative

  • A doer, with an excellent execution mindset

  • An outstanding planner, with excellent time management and multitasking skills

  • Focused on quality and excellence

  • Flexible in terms of working time and ability to travel

  • A problem-solving hustler who can take on any big or small project

  • Passionate about our products and our mission

Life at EmpaticaYou will join a fast-growing, diverse team of 80+ brilliantly talented humans, who care passionately about what we do and the difference we are making in the world. You’ll get the opportunity to work directly with engineers, data scientists, and designers, across all levels of the organization.

If you jump on board, we can guarantee it won't be an easy ride, but it will be one of the most rewarding experiences in your career, one that will allow you to learn a lot and test your whole skill-set on multiple projects, which are already helping thousands of people worldwide.


  • Competitive salary

  • The position is based at our Boston HQ. We also have an office in Milan, plus an amazing beach summer retreat in Sardinia, Italy!

  • MacBook

  • Flexible work hours

  • Health Insurance

  • Free cookies, if you deserve them :P

  • Much more...