Product Design Lead

DELTA · Homebased, Greater London
Department DELTA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

In this role, you’ll help execute each phase of the design process from research to launch. Alongside our existing design team, you’ll help drive a unified design strategy, provide mentorship and support for more junior members, and help facilitate design reviews. Our ideal candidate has a strong UX research background, is passionate about mental wellbeing and is deeply interested in the complex process of mental health care from both the patient and clinician perspective.   

COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our focus is on improving the lives of those who are suffering with mental health challenges and who are not helped by current treatments. We are pioneering the development of a new model of psilocybin therapy, in which our proprietary formulation of synthetic psilocybin, COMP360, is administered in conjunction with psychological support.

COMP360 has been designated a Breakthrough Therapy by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has received Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway (ILAP) designation in the UK for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). We have completed a phase IIb clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for TRD, in 22 sites across Europe and North America. This was the largest randomised, controlled, double-blind psilocybin therapy clinical trial ever conducted, and our topline data showed a statistically significant (p<0.001) and clinically relevant improvement in depressive symptom severity after three weeks for patients who received a single high dose of COMP360 psilocybin with psychological support. We are also running phase II clinical trials of COMP360 psilocybin therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anorexia nervosa. COMPASS is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in New York and San Francisco in the US. Our vision is a world of mental wellbeing.

Location: Home or Office based in the United Kingdom or the United States (East Coast or West Coast).

Reports to:  The Product Design Lead will report to the VP of Product of the DELTA team.  

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead the design strategy for the organization and be an advocate for design processes. 
  • Ability to lead high-level project work from a design perspective autonomously and facilitate work-sessions to help the product team deliver the best possible solutions.  
  • Create detailed wireframes to illustrate the navigational flow and interaction design. 
  • Provide detailed design specifications, user interfaces, and prototypes for new features.  
  • Design holistic systems, flows and interfaces across mobile and desktop products for both therapists and patients.   
  • Lead design reviews while creating a learning environment for designers and opportunity for other team members from varied backgrounds to become more familiar with design thinking and the design process. 
  • Train, coach, and mentor our Product Design team. 
  • Lead user research and usability tests while incorporating user feedback during the design and development process. Relay findings related to product development in a thoughtful and articulate way across the organization.  
  • Ability to identify and measure user needs while working alongside product managers, members of our therapist training team and therapists working directly in the field. 
  • Ensure a strong product design culture internally by continuously advocating for the needs of the user (i.e. patients, therapists, payers). 


Profile :

  • Extensive experience of working in product design and with experience of leading a team. 
  • Ability to lead broad initiatives, encourage diverse perspectives, and build alignment with cross-functional partners and leads.  
  • Experience working with Design peers across multiple product areas while collaborating effectively with Engineers, Product Managers, Content Designers, and Researchers.  
  • Strong UX research and testing skills, such as need-finding, leading and analyzing user interviews, and conducting quantitative and qualitative product testing. 
  • Expert in variety of UX design tools, such as Figma, Miro, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, etc. Keen understanding what tool to use in different situations. 
  • Basic familiarity with HTML and CSS. High-level understanding of databases and software engineering practices a strong plus.  
  • Experience in healthcare or pharma is a strong plus. 
  • Strong research skills both in product testing and problem identification. 
  • Passionate about accessibility and diversity in design. 
  • Commitment to mental health and addressing disparities in healthcare. 

Equal opportunities:


US applicants

COMPASS Pathways is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military service, genetic information, familial or marital status, or any other status, category, or characteristic protected by applicable law.


UK applicants

We are proud of our commitment to diversity and equality (pursuant to the Equality Act 2010). We do not discriminate based upon race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability.

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