Healx

Current opportunities:

We always like to hear from talented people who are highly motivated by our mission.

Get in touch at jobs@healx.io and let us know what interests you about Healx and how you can contribute.

 

Make a difference

Each rare disease may be uncommon, but having a rare disease isn’t. 1 in 17 people will have a rare disease at some point in their lives: that’s 3.5 million people in the UK alone. 75% of rare diseases affect children, and are often chronic or fatal: 30% of patients with rare diseases will die before their fifth birthday. There are 7,000 rare diseases, of which less than 5% have an approved treatment.

By repurposing existing drugs our approach can find potential treatments for these patients at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional drug discovery. We work directly with rare disease communities to understand patients’ needs and accelerate the translation of research into effective treatments.

At Healx you’ll have the chance to apply your skills and ideas to make a real difference to patients in need.

Make a difference

Working at Healx

Our work combines expertise in many disciplines, from disease biology and pharmacology to computer science and software engineering. Nobody has all the answers, so we rely on each other to give advice, whether this is solving a particularly complex problem or explaining an unfamiliar concept. As well as taking a multidisciplinary approach, we review and implement recent advances in each field, meaning plenty of opportunities for learning something new.

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.

Our office is in Cambridge, just ten minutes walk from the centre of town.

Working at Healx

About Healx

Healx is a fast-growing technology startup located in Cambridge, UK. Our mission is to transform the lives of rare disease patients by intelligently matching drug treatments. We work closely with rare disease patient communities to ensure our work has a positive impact on patients’ quality of life.

Healx was selected in the global ‘Disrupt 100’ list 2017, covered in the Harvard Business Review, and awarded ‘Cambridge Graduate Business of the Year’ 2016 by Business Weekly and ‘Life Science Business of the Year’ 2015 by Cambridge University Entrepreneurs. Healx has also spun out the Cambridge Rare Disease Network, a charity which aims to link key influencers through a series of events and initiatives, and to promote best practice in the specialist field of medical technology.