This Company Uses Biotechnology, Software Technology and a Passionate Team to Develop World Firsts

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June 23, 2024 at 7:56AM UTC

Pear Therapeutics is a leader in the discovery, development and delivery of clinically validated software — prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs) — that is used to provide better outcomes for patients, cost-effective solutions for payers and smarter engagement and tracking tools for clinicians. After all, their mission is to “create a better world by pioneering software as treatment for serious disease.” And, thus far, they’ve done just that.

“Our cross-functional team operates at the intersection of biotechnology and software technology,” the company tells Fairygodboss. “Every day, we push the boundaries of technology to transform medicine. Pear has a pipeline of products and product candidates across therapeutic areas, including the first three PDTs with disease treatment claims from the FDA.”

Pear has created many world firsts. For example, in 2017, Pear became the first company to receive FDA authorization for their PDT to treat disease with the market authorization of reSET® for the treatment of Substance Use Disorder. The company’s reSET-O® product, used for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, was also the first PDT to receive Breakthrough Designation by the FDA and was authorized in 2018. Meanwhile, Somryst®, which treats chronic insomnia, was the first product submitted through FDA’s traditional 510(k) pathway while simultaneously reviewed through the FDA’s Software Precertification Pilot Program and was authorized in 2020.

Pear is also one of only nine companies taking part in the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Pilot Program. Interested in creating a better world with Pear? Read on to learn more about the company and check out their current job openings!

Join a team on a mission to better themselves and the world.

“Pear is a place for pioneers: for those with a passion for investigating unchartered territories and boldly advancing medicine and patient treatments,” the company says. “Our team is a reflection of the novel nature of our work. Physicians, clinicians and researchers work side-by-side with software engineers, product designers and developers to create software as medicine. While our backgrounds may be diverse, we’re united by a mission to help patients and pioneer a new way of treating serious disease.”

Together, the team at Pear strives to help people living with serious diseases in new and meaningful ways. They do so by pushing themselves and one another toward a shared vision for the future. To accomplish this, the Pear team:

  1. Innovates for patients. They help people living with serious diseases in new and meaningful ways and push themselves and each other to achieve their mission.

  2. Stand together. They respect one another and seek diverse perspectives to create the best results. They dig in to solve hard problems and take pride in their achievements.

  3. Shares a pioneering spirit. They forge new paths, think big, combine industries and take smart risks. The Pear team is not afraid to tackle the impossible.

  4. Is never satisfied. They continually evolve their platform and products, pushing themselves and the medical community to think differently and to redefine the standard of care for the treatment of serious diseases. 

Benefits at Pear Therapeutics that we think you’ll love.

Together, the diverse team at Pear Therapeutics tackles some of society’s most pressing public health problems. They are able to do so thanks to the robust resources at their disposal. Health, wellness, and mental health are important at Pear. Their resources include:

  • Flexible work and hour arrangements, with the option of a hybrid workstyle and a part-time option with the opportunity to enjoy Pear’s benefits.

  • Modern Health is a platform that provides employees and their dependents with up to six professional coaching and six therapy sessions each year.

  • Unconscious Bias training: Pear Therapeutics utilizes an online learning platform called Paradigm Reach to provide unconscious bias training, as well as self-paced, individual micro-learnings about belonging & inclusion, ally-ship, and anti-racism.

  • Part-time work: We offer our full healthcare package to employees who work at least 20 hours per week.

  • Maternity Leave: Pear Therapeutics offers a competitive leave package by coupling the following employer-sponsored, employer-paid options with federal and state-mandated time-off up to 13 weeks of 100% paid leave. This includes 6 weeks of parental leave at 100% of pay; employer-paid short-term disability leave through our insurance carrier, Sunlife. Sunlife will provide up to 13 weeks of short-term leave, if eligible, paid at 60% of weekly salary to a max of $1,500. Pear offsets the disability by paying the remainder in order to achieve 100% salary for the duration of the short-term leave.

  • Parental Leave: Pear Therapeutics provides up to six weeks of company-paid parental leave. Our paid leave can not only run concurrent with FMLA but could, if eligible, couple with state-mandated paid leaves, leading up to (and possibly more than) 12 weeks of paid leave.

  • Access to Helpr, a care network that offers access to vetted and reliable childcare, tutors and classes. 

Pear’s teams are located in Boston, San Francisco, Raleigh and remote in 32 States throughout the U.S. — and they are growing rapidly. Curious to explore open positions? Check out careers at Pear using the following link!

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