Full Stack Software Developer

Full Stack Software Developer

Full Stack Software Developer

Healx is an award-winning Cambridge, UK startup using cutting edge biological data analysis to repurpose existing drugs to treat rare diseases. We’re looking for a Full Stack Developer with strong web development experience to join our small but growing team.

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What you’ll work on

You will build interfaces for our internal databases and tools to provide query, display and visualisation capabilities for complex biological data. You’ll also work on a web application we’re making publicly available to help patient groups, charities and researchers track and understand new rare disease literature and data.

While we’re looking for web development experience, as an early startup employee you’ll be involved with many aspects of our software and help define our technical direction. You will work alongside other software developers, scientists and bioinformaticians, using your skills to help solve problems that really matter.

Technology we currently use includes Python, Flask, SQLAlchemy, JavaScript, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Natural Language Processing and Amazon Web Services.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a talented programmer with strong web development experience who can contribute to all parts of our technology stack.

The ideal candidate would:

  • have solid experience in web application development
  • be comfortable using a modern JavaScript framework (Angular or similar)
  • be able to design and implement a clean, simple user experience
  • also have experience with server side development, ideally but not necessarily in Python
  • understand good API and RESTful web service design
  • have worked with relational or NoSQL databases
  • be flexible, proactive and willing to contribute to all areas of our technology development

We don’t expect you to be an expert in everything and will consider someone early in their career. Any previous experience working with life science data would be a benefit, you must have an interest in working in a scientific environment.

About Healx

Healx is an award-winning Cambridge UK start-up focussed on predictive drug repurposing for rare diseases. There are over 7,000 rare diseases that affect an estimated 350 million people worldwide, most of which lack effective treatment. Drug repurposing can radically reduce the time to develop treatments by finding existing drugs that can be used to treat another disease.

At Healx we combine in-depth drug repurposing expertise with biological data analysis, data mining and machine learning. As a social enterprise we work closely with patient groups and charities to find therapies for rare diseases that may not otherwise receive sufficient research investment.


We can offer a competitive compensation package including share options. At present we can only consider candidates with permission to work in the UK.

To apply for this vacancy please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@healx.io. If possible please include links to your previous web development work.