Apply to Join our Team: Director of Human Resources (HR)

We are on an ambitious, life-saving mission to uncover the utility of each and every existing drug in every human disease, with the goal of translating therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.

The Every Cure Team: 

Every Cure is a start-up, nonprofit drug development organization on a mission to alleviate suffering for the ~300 million people worldwide battling diseases without FDA-approved treatments by unlocking hidden cures. We are building a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered platform to identify FDA-approved treatments that can be repurposed for untreated diseases. Inspired by our success in repurposing over a dozen drugs for new uses, including one that is saving Dr. David Fajgenbaum’s own life, we are committed to unlocking the full potential of FDA-approved drugs to treat every disease and patient possible.

Our groundbreaking approach revolves around building an open-source database and employing cutting-edge tools to identify drug repurposing opportunities. Since launching at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative, we have received tremendous media attention and recognition including the 2023 Elevate Prize Foundation Founder’s Award, attracted leaders from across industries, been invited to share about our work at the White House, Aspen Ideas, and a Congressional Caucus Briefing, and demonstrated the life-saving potential of our platform.

Four strategic pillars guide our efforts:

  • Using an AI engine to identify promising drug repurposing opportunities.
  • Prioritizing high-impact opportunities which affect neglected patient communities.
  • Efficiently validating promising opportunities through laboratory and clinical studies.
  • Ensuring everyone has equitable access to new cures.

As a nonprofit organization, we are able to focus on maximizing patient impact and saving lives without needing to consider the commercial viability of drugs, including the 80% that are already generic and completely neglected. Our team, comprising experts in drug discovery, data analysis, and clinical trials, collaborates with entities ranging from philanthropic organizations to biopharmaceutical industries including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Flagship Pioneering, Clinton Global Initiative, Elevate Prize Foundation, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies, among others.

The Every Cure team is expanding rapidly and seeking top-notch, purpose-driven professionals to perform a range of tasks to save lives with hidden cures. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated, patient-focused team based in Philadelphia, PA and New York City that works closely with international collaborators, government agencies, academic researchers, philanthropic organizations, and biopharmaceutical companies to make a significant impact on patients with major unmet medical needs.



Job Summary:

As the lead for assembling and supporting a high-performing team at Every Cure, the Director of Human Resources plays a critical and strategic role within Every Cure, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Director of Human Resources’ primary responsibility is to lead the human resources (HR) function, develop and implement a plan to hire a substantial number of employees in 2023-2024, and ensure the development and implementation of HR strategies that align with the organization’s goals. During the early growth stage of the organization, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and implementing employee policies, identifying and fulfilling training requirements, managing employee benefits packages, and implementing HR software. Leveraging expertise in human resources management, talent acquisition, employee relations, and organizational development, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for fostering a positive work culture and supporting the professional growth of Every Cure’s employees. The Director of Human Resources will be instrumental in attracting, retaining, and developing top talent to drive the organization’s success.

Every Cure has an ambitious mission of unlocking the life-saving potential of every medicine to treat every disease possible and needs to attract and retain a high-performing team to accomplish this mission. The Director of Human Resources’ scope of responsibilities encompasses all aspects of HR management, including HR strategy and planning, talent acquisition and recruitment, employee relations and engagement, organizational development and training, performance management, and HR compliance.  The Head of Human Resources’ contributions have a significant impact on the organization’s success, employee satisfaction, and overall performance. By implementing effective HR strategies, fostering a positive work environment, and ensuring compliance with HR policies and regulations, the Head of Human Resources plays a crucial part in building a highly engaged and motivated workforce.



Work Location:

Our work is based in Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Remote or hybrid work may be possible in some circumstances (US-based).



Salary Range and Other Work Benefits:

$80,000-140,000 depending on experience, plus benefits including:
  • Time Away from Work
  • Paid Family/Medical Leave
  • Holidays
  • Health Insurance/Retirement Benefits


Position Qualifications:

Education & Previous Experience

Minimum of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field. Professional certifications (e.g., SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR) are advantageous. Proven experience of 5+ years as a Head of HR, HR Manager, or in a senior HR leadership role, ideally within healthcare/biomedical, tech, and/or start-up.
Specialized Knowledge or Technical Skills Needed for Performance of Job
  • Strong knowledge of HR principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Experience in talent acquisition, employee relations, and organizational development with a start-up/early-stage growth organization. Experience with a healthcare/biomedical company preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Strategic mindset and ability to align HR with business goals.
  • Comfort in building processes from scratch and navigating the speed and complexity of a young, fast growing organization

Other Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with competing priorities
  • Ability to judge character
  • Conflict resolution
  • Collaborative
  • Communication skills
  • Supportive resource for team to turn to



How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please click the “Apply Here” button below to be redirected to our electronic application. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with (1) the name of the position, (2) your CV/resume, as well as (3) a cover letter. If someone you know may be especially suited for the position, please consider sharing this page with them. We appreciate your time and look forward to receiving your application!

Reasonable Accommodation Notice: Every Cure will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job (reach out to [email protected]). Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using specialized equipment, or using a sign language interpreter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Every Cure maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, parental status, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political ideology, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

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