Oura Health Ltd

Senior Research Scientist – Women’s Health

13 April 2024
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£148000 - £200000 / year

Job Description

Oura is an award-winning and fast-growing startup that helps people track sleep, activity, menstrual cycle, stress, and more using the Oura Ring and connected app. By providing daily feedback and practical steps to inspire healthy lifestyles, we’ve helped over a million people improve their sleep, understand their bodies, and transform their health. We’re on a mission to empower every person to own their inner potential, and we’re seeking candidates who want to make an impact on our journey.

Empowering the world starts with living our values and empowering our team. As a fast growing company focused on helping people live healthier and happier lives, we work to promote work-life balance and ensure that our team members have what they need to do their best work — both in and out of the office.

We are looking for an experienced research scientist who will play a key role in driving research & development of new health sensing capabilities and scientific validation of our products. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing and industry-leading health technology company that is revolutionizing the way individuals monitor and optimize their health.

The Senior Research Scientist will be responsible for leading the planning and execution of Oura’s research initiatives in the area of reproductive and women’s health. You will play a crucial role in establishing and maintaining relationships with external research partners, academic institutions, healthcare organizations and industry partners. You will also be a key contributor to cross-functional initiatives involving product development, marketing, and business development, to ensure that our product and insights are grounded in science.

  • Lead the conceptualization, design and execution of internal and external research projects to a) support the development and validation of new health sensing capabilities that power Oura’s health features and b) generating evidence to demonstrate the impact of Oura’s products in improving health outcomes
  • Establish and manage research partnerships with academic organizations, healthcare institutions, commercial partners, and key opinion leaders to foster collaborative research initiatives
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Oura’s scientific research strategy that is aligned with product strategy, business objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices
  • Collaborate with data scientists, research project managers and data engineers to ensure successful operational execution of research projects and contribute your scientific expertise to methodology development and data analysis 
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, ethical guidelines, and data privacy requirements throughout the research process
  • Lead the dissemination of research findings by writing blog posts, whitepapers and manuscripts and collaborate with product development teams to translate research findings into product enhancements and features
  • Foster cross-functional collaboration with product, marketing, business development and other teams within Oura and champion a culture of scientific rigor and innovation within the science team as well as across the company


  • PhD in a health related discipline (e.g., physiology, medicine, reproductive health, neuroscience, or a related field)
  • 5+ years of work experience with a proven track record (at least 3 years) of conducting scientific research in the industry, ideally within the consumer health technology and/or medical device space.
  • Strong understanding of research design, methodologies, and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage timelines, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external research organizations and healthcare professionals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present complex scientific concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Proficiency with data analysis, statistical techniques and scientific computing tools (e.g. python, R) commonly used in clinical research
  • Passion for improving human health and well-being through innovative technologies and evidence-based approaches
  • Experience in building, managing and/or mentoring a team of researchers is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of wearable technologies, sleep, physiology, and/or related health domains is highly desirable.


At Oura, we care about you and your well-being. Everyone here at Oura has a ring of their own and we are continually looking to improve employee health and add to our benefits!

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity packages
  • Health, dental, vision insurance, and mental health resources
  • An Oura Ring of your own + employee discounts for friends & family
  • Fertility benefits through Carrot Pro
  • Flexible working hours and remote working arrangements
  • $750 Learning & Development credit
  • $200 monthly wellness credit
  • $108 monthly lunch credit
  • 20 days of PTO + 13 paid holidays + 8 days of flexible wellness time off
  • 5 days paid sick leave, 5 days bereavement leave, 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Amazing culture of collaborative and passionate coworkers

Oura takes a market-based approach to pay, which may vary depending on your location. US locations are categorized into tiers based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. While most offers will be closer to the starting range, successful candidates’ pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, internal peer equity, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

  • Region 1 $165,000 – $200,000
  • Region 2 $156,750 – $189,500
  • Region 3 $148,500 – $179,000

A recruiter can determine your zones/tiers based on your US location.

To all recruitment agencies: Oura does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Oura employees, or any other organization’s location. Oura is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Oura is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Individuals seeking employment at Oura are considered without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.