SIRUM is reimagining US healthcare: how access impacts health (outcomes) and wealth (economic mobility)

SIRUM drives the future of healthcare by connecting people with surplus medications. Our goal is to leverage the ~$10B of surplus that goes to waste every year to improve health equity for families who need it most.

We believe everyone deserves the medications they need to stay healthy. We believe in affordable and transparent pricing. We believe in putting families’ health first, not profit.

Founded at Stanford University, we’re a non-profit, for-impact, startup. Our platform supplies $250,000 worth of medications every week. Our network reaches hundreds of medicine donors from half the states in the country.  We’re building a national solution to the drug pricing epidemic.

SIRUM has been featured on The TODAY Show, The New York Times, and Forbes, and has philanthropic investments from Y Combinator, Draper Richard Kaplan Foundation and athenahealth.

SIRUM fellowships are unique, 1-2 year opportunities to join a mission-driven, organization tackling health equity and poverty using tech, novel operations and policy.

Medicine Growth & Special Projects Fellow. Palo Alto, CA.

This is an intense startup role with no typical day. You will gain exposure to every functional part of the organization, including growth, operations, policy, marketing and development, in addition to the industries we intersect with as a health tech + social enterprise, including pharmacies, health facilities like nursing homes, community health centers, free clinics, government, and tech.

Our future teammate will focus their impact on:

Growing our medicine donor base. Medicine surplus exists all over the supply chain from retail to niche closed door pharmacies to thousands of health facilities like nursing homes. You will project manage exploration into new industries and enterprise-level groups to find new sources of surplus, conducting market research, owning scheduling, making calls, and managing follow-up to keep relationships on track.

Supporting our existing medicine donor community. We support hundreds of organizations actively donating their surplus medicine every day. You will support the amazing community of nurses, technicians, pharmacists, administrators and directors that ship these donations, answering questions and troubleshooting issues via emails, texts and calls. In addition, you will conceptualize and lead new initiatives to highlight the impact they’re having on families’ lives and share that with the donor community.

Leading special projects. You will be our go-to for high value research and operations projects. It might be managing a large donation of emergency contraceptive to help 30,000 women get access, setting up calls, leading the charge coordinating to our clinics and working out logistics like shipping and manifests. It might also be managing the launch of a pilot program to collect surplus chemotherapeutic and other oncology medications, coordinating with oncology centers across the country. ← Real projects from this past year.

Our future teammate will be: