Job:Metabolomics Informatician, Healx, Cambridge UK
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Hi all, We're hiring for several positions at Healx, we use in-silico analysis (machine learning, computational biology and pharmacology) to repurpose existing drugs for rare diseases. Please see Let me know if you have any questions: richard.smith [at]


Metabolomics Informatician

Location: Castle Park, Cambridge UK

Start date: Immediate start preferred

Salary: A competitive compensation package including share options, subject to experience

Closing date: 18th February 2018

About Healx

Healx is an award winning Cambridge based biotechnology company committed to radically reducing the time it takes to deliver novel drug treatments into clinical practice. Healx is implementing disruptive drug repurposing technologies to improve therapeutic choice for patients with rare diseases. There are over 7,000 rare diseases that affect over 350 million people worldwide, most of which lack effective treatments. Healx works closely with patient groups and biotech companies to help those patients in need.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a motivated computational biologist or data scientist to join the bioinformatics team and extend Healx’s portfolio of metabolomics based personalised medicine and drug repositioning capabilities.


You will support our patient group clients by developing and applying Healx’s in silico drug prediction solutions, using a variety of compound and disease metabolic data types.

Skills and experience

You will be an experienced metabolomics data scientist, computational biologist, or molecular informatician with a proven track record of developing bioinformatic workflows, and have a strong data analytics background. You will share a passion for translational research and a desire to improve human health.

Essential requirements

  • Experience in metabolic modelling, for example COBRA toolbox and Flux Balance Analysis-based techniques
  • Accomplished user of mathematical and statistical programming languages: Matlab, R and Python
  • Proven record of applying metabolomic modelling to the elucidation of novel pharmacological or disease insight

Additional requirements

  • Experience working with ‘omics data types, including gene expression, protein, and metabolite quantification
  • Experience working with clinical and pharmacological data types, for example therapeutic compound data, medical disorders, patient histories and outcomes
  • Biochemical pathways analysis
  • Excellent communicator of scientific ideas

We are looking for enthusiastic informaticians and biomedical scientists who are keen to contribute novel ideas and help us rapidly expand.

Healx will provide you with support and guidance to help you do your best work and make an impact. We offer flexible working and believe in maintaining a sustainable work-life balance.

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email with a covering letter and CV to Further information is available at The closing date for applications is 18th February 2018.

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