Head of Translational Science

at Healx in Cambridge

Healx is hiring!
We are currently looking for a Head of Translational Science to help accelerate therapeutic development for rare diseases.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 5pm.
To apply for this vacancy please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV). Immediate starting date preferred.

Location: Mount Pleasant House, CB3 ORN, Cambridge, UK
Salary: Competitive compensation package including share options, subject to experience

About Healx
Healx is a fast-growing startup located in Cambridge, UK (www.healx.io). Our mission is to transform the lives of rare disease patients by intelligently matching drug treatments. We achieve this by using machine learning and computational biology approaches, while working hand in hand with patient communities.

Healx recently closed a £1.5m Series A funding round, backed by the ‘Blue Chip’ investors of the Cambridge Cluster. The startup was awarded ‘Cambridge Graduate Business of the Year’ 2016, ‘Life Science Business of the Year’ 2015 and was profiled in the Harvard Business Review about ‘Transformative Business Models’.

We are currently looking for an experienced and driven Head of Translational Science. This role will be part of the Senior Team and will work directly with our Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Technology Officer. The successful candidate will apply and improve Healx’s drug-matching technologies to help accelerate effective translation of rare disease therapies into pivotal clinical trials. Projects will involve working closely with patient advocacy groups.

The candidate will thrive in a fast-growing startup environment and will want to play a significant role in growing the business. Contributions to the strategic vision and development will be required. A passionate, hands-on and can-do attitude is crucial.

Job role
● Establish, foster and deliver effective drug-matching projects for patient communities.
● Develop ‘personalised translational roadmaps’ for rare disease groups.
● Understand and communicate the clinical significance of drug disease matching technologies to Healx stakeholders.
● Develop Healx’s portfolio resulting from collaborations and technology development.
● Project management, development of research proposals and client reports.
● Clinical and scientific understanding of disease areas.
● Develop and maintain collaborations with key opinion leaders in academia, industry and patient groups.
● Support strategic vision and contribute to business development.
● Assistance with academic publications, grant writing and submissions.
● Close engagement and communication with patient advocacy groups.

Profile
Required:
● University Degree (with at least a 2:1) and postgraduate degree from a top university in Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology or related discipline.
● Minimum 5 years working experience in a translational role and clinical environment with successful translational track-record.
● Experience in working with human disease and clinical data.
● Exceptional writing and oral communication skills. Peer-reviewed publication track-record.
● Significant experience with working in multi-disciplinary teams and outsourced translational research models.
● Full, clean, UK driver’s licence.

Preferred:
● Experience in working with genomic technologies and omic data sets.
● Knowledge of bioinformatics for drug-matching and biomarker identification.
● Experience in drug discovery and drug repurposing.
● Demonstration of a significant contribution to the development of a clinically relevant agent, for example a diagnostic marker or therapeutic compound.
● Experience with patient engagement.



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Published at 12 Jan 2017
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