Job: Web Developer - Cambridge, UK
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2.5 years ago by
Richard Smith400
Cambridge, UK
Richard Smith400 wrote:

Hi all, We're looking for a web developer to work on internal tools for our teams of literature curators and pharmacologists. We integrate large amounts of data on rare diseases and drugs from many sources you'll be familiar with, we need another developer to help build curation, query and visualistion tools.

Please get in touch if you have any questions: richard.smith [at]


Front End / Full Stack Software Developer

Location: Cambridge, UK

Start Date: Immediate

Salary: A competitive package including share options

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.

The role

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

We’re looking for a full stack developer with a focus on the front end and user interfaces. We use JavaScript and React on the front end, Python and PostreSQL on the back end and GraphQL to connect them together.

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • Experience with a modern JavaScript framework
  • 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.

About Healx

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.

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How to apply

To apply, please email with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re interested in the role.

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