What we do

With Prolific, we're changing how research on the internet is done. Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers (from both Academia and industry) with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team of 15, the bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioral research.

Our two-sided marketplace and ambitious growth plans come with many interesting challenges around how to accelerate growth, as we move from running thousands of studies a month, to tens of thousands. We hope to become the go-to infrastructure layer for "human responses" that empowers anybody – individuals, businesses, and governments – to make more evidence-based decisions.

We've recently been part of Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch, raised seed funding, and have decided to grow and scale the company from London, UK.

How we interview & hire

Our hiring process usually begins with an introductory online interview to help you get to know us better, and vice versa. At this stage, we would like to better understand your motivation for the role, get to know about your interests and personality, and learn about any relevant past experience or skills you might have. If this initial interview is successful, we'd then invite you to complete an assignment (<2 hours, you'll be compensated for the time spent), which will be reviewed by relevant team members. This will be followed by an in-depth, face-to-face interview in London, UK, which will provide an opportunity to discuss the assignment, explore value fit, which incentives you care about, and learn how you would work with the team on a daily basis.

Our core values

Prolific’s values are the fundamental beliefs upon which our business and its behaviour are based. They are the guiding principles that we use to manage ourselves as well as our relationship with customers.

Open

Prolific aims to be as open as possible in the way it works, both externally and internally. This means that we put in place policies and practices that bring information out into the open wherever possible. We also support the principles of Open Science.

Thoughtful

At Prolific we try to be thoughtful about everything we do. This means that we consider the short-and long-term consequences of our actions and decisions, both for users and coworkers, and society more generally. It also means we value and encourage diversity and inclusion.

Trustworthy

Researchers, Participants, and anyone else we interact with should have trust in dealing with us, and in the results produced by our platform. Within our company we strive to be fair in the way we deal with each other and the decisions we make.

Improving human knowledge

At the core of Prolific is the aim to improve human knowledge. Every decision we make ultimately works towards this goal.

Our Team

  • Phelim Bradley

    CTO and cofounder

  • Ekaterina (Katia) Damer

    CEO and cofounder

  • Jim Moodie

    COO

  • Stephen O'Malley

    Developer

  • Andrew Cox

    Developer / Designer

  • Jim Lumsden

    Data Analyst

  • Zak Evernden

    Research Support and Consultancy

  • Craig Richardson

    Developer

  • Will Moggridge

    Developer

  • Chris Luke

    Data Analyst

  • Allie Shewan

    People Operations Manager

  • Nick Janssen

    Part-time Financial Director

  • Brianna Cho

    Product Marketing Manager

  • Leo Reeves

    Frontend Developer

  • Olivia Underhill

    Researcher Support and Consultancy

  • Charley Roberts

    Researcher Support and Consultancy