Scientific Programmer


Remote / Cambridge, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 06/14/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: Charter House, 66-68 Hills Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB21LA, GB

About Healx

Healx is an AI-powered and patient-inspired technology company, accelerating the discovery and development of rare disease treatments.

Our AI drug discovery platform leverages public and proprietary biomedical data and features the world’s leading knowledge graph for rare diseases.

Job Description

Start Date: Negotiable
Salary: Competitive compensation package including share options, subject to experience
Closing Date: 6/5/2021
About Healx
Healx is an AI-powered, patient-inspired tech company, accelerating the discovery and development of treatments for rare diseases. There are 7,000 known rare diseases that affect 400 million people across the globe but only 5% of those conditions have approved treatments. Our mission is to discover and develop novel treatments for rare disease patients at scale through a combination of AI technology, drug discovery expertise and patient insight. Our innovative approach aims to identify existing drugs that may be repurposed and combined to treat rare diseases, meaning treatments can be found more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively than traditional drug discovery methods allow.
Founded in 2014 in Cambridge, UK, by Dr Tim Guilliams, a Biochemical Engineer and tech entrepreneur, and Dr David Brown, co-inventor of Viagra and former Global Head of Drug Discovery at Roche. In 2019, Healx raised $56 million in Series B funding. In 2019, the company was listed in Tech Nation’s Future Fifty cohort and, in 2020, Healx won 5 prizes at the CogX Awards including Grand Jury Prize and Best AI Product and was listed in CB Insights Digital 150. 
You’ll be joining a team of computational biologists, AI data scientists, software engineers and pharmacologists to develop the next generation of AI enabled drug discovery. You should be experienced in software design, algorithm development, and comfortable applying machine learning methods to Big Data, whilst deriving satisfaction from building robust computational workflows.
What you will be doing
Working with computational biologists to deliver robust and scalable workflows using appropriate algorithms to expose relationships between drugs and diseases.
Applying engineering best practices to provision computational pipelines enabling our pharmacologists and data scientists to discover new repurposing candidates
Maintaining our cloud-based translational medicine computational workflows
Essential requirements
An interest in working on numerical problems and experience using source control tools to contribute to shared codebases.
Confident in using Python and another appropriate language (e.g. R, Matlab or C++) to achieve your goals
Enjoy software development, writing maintainable, elegant and efficient code.
Keen to collaborate in cross-functional teams, and participate in code reviews.
Aligned to the company’s mission of progressing treatments for rare diseases to the clinic.
Linux-based development experience
Comfortable working with container technologies such as Docker.
Familiar with cloud computing environments (AWS and GCP)
Familiar with continuous integration systems (CircleCI)
Experience with both functional and object-orientated programming.
Awareness of agile methodologies
Working at Healx
Healx works from a modern accessible office in the centre of Cambridge within easy reach of the train station. We offer a flexible, diverse and inclusive working environment that considers your individual needs and believes in maintaining a sustainable work-life balance. You will be welcomed by a team of colleagues with decades of accumulated experience in their areas of expertise, happy to help you develop your own skills in a highly collaborative environment and who are keen to provide guidance and support in your personal and career development plans.
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.
Please submit your CV and cover letter below. Applying by any other means may not be successful. 
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