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Principal Investigator (1099 or contract) - Remote



Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

TL;DR: 1099 position (about 5-15 hours a week), based remotely (in the US). You will be part of our 4-person research team and will lead and oversee research projects. You will work closely with our CEO and the director of clinical operations. You must be comfortable in a fast-paced, agile environment.

About the role

We are looking for a Principal Investigator with a deep interest in health & wellness. In this leadership role, you will spearhead cutting-edge research surrounding supplements, superfoods, cosmetics, and wellness devices. You will develop research studies, ensure the integrity of study data, and guide our clients through the study start-up process.

You are perfect for this role if you have extensive research experience as a PI, and have an interest in the wellness industry.

About Citruslabs

Citruslabs is the fastest-growing provider of clinical studies for consumer brands. We work mostly with skincare, supplement, and superfood brands, as well as medical devices and OTC drugs. We are responsible for phrases like "97% saw smoother fine lines and wrinkles" and have been in business since 2015. Unlike your typical start-up, we push for profitability while growing sustainably.


  • Lead and design various research studies.

  • Create and oversee comprehensive clinical study protocols.

  • Ensure the ethical creation of consent forms.

  • Develop and validate questionnaires and surveys.

  • Ensure all research activities align with ethical standards, regulatory requirements, and sponsor specifications.

  • Collaborate with research and operations teams to set study objectives.

  • Conduct and oversee literature reviews.

  • Revise and finalize study materials based on feedback.


  • PhD or DrPharm or MD or DrPH

  • 5+ years of experience in leading clinical/medical research.

  • Proven track record as a Principal Investigator.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Deep understanding of clinical research methodologies, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations.

  • Familiarity with GCP guidelines and other relevant clinical trial regulations.

  • Proficiency in conducting and overseeing literature reviews.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to research integrity.

  • Ability to lead and inspire a team in a fast-paced environment.

You'll succeed if...

  • You're passionate about leading clinical research.

  • You have a deep interest in health & wellness and want to advance this industry by providing them with evidence-based data to back up their product claims.

  • You're excited to lead in a remote team.

  • You're a decisive leader and thrive in ambiguity.

  • You love researching new topics.

  • After the onboarding, you can lead independently and make informed decisions.

  • You have an interest in personal wellness and are excited about new trends in supplements and skincare.

You might not be excited about us if...

  • You're not comfortable leading remotely.

  • You need an extended period to feel comfortable taking charge - our pace might be too fast for you.

  • You're not adept at overseeing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • You lack interest in the wellness space.

Citruslabs provides a fast-paced startup environment where leadership, innovation, and the ability to make informed decisions are highly valued.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $40.00 - $60.00 per hour

Schedule: Choose your own hours