Cambridge, United Kingdom
Healx is a Cambridge, UK startup combining machine learning and scientific expertise to identify existing drugs that could treat rare diseases. We’re hiring a Front End / Full Stack Developer to build amazing internal tools to help our scientists in their research. This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills to have a real impact on patients’ lives .
You will join a small team of software engineers to work on our internal web-based tools that enable scientific data analysis and curation. In particular you will build intuitive interfaces to help navigate and visualise large amounts of complex data on drugs, diseases and the relationships between them.
You’ll work closely with other members of Healx, including bioinformaticians, pharmacologists and scientific curators to understand their role and how our internal tools can help in their day-to-day work. Since our users are internal, you will get rapid feedback on changes, and see first-hand the impact of your work.
We believe in working sustainably, meaning taking care of yourself and getting things done without working long hours. We care about the quality of our work, its impact on patients, and each other.
Who we’re looking for
Our ideal candidate would have:
An interest in building intuitive user interfaces
Worked with Python and relational databases
Ideally some previous experience with data visualisation
A strong interest or experience in working with scientific data.
We don’t expect you to be an expert in all of these. We’d like to find someone who will thrive in the dynamic environment of a startup company and is excited by the company’s mission.
Healx is a Cambridge, UK startup using computational methods to identify existing drugs that may treat rare diseases, enabling treatments to be found at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional drug discovery. There are over 7,000 rare diseases that affect an estimated 350 million people worldwide, most of which lack effective treatment. We work closely with patient groups and charities to find therapies for rare diseases that may not otherwise receive sufficient research investment.
How to apply
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re interested in the role.