About Sano

Sano is the platform that patient-centric personalised medicine research is built on.

We help pharma, biotechs, biobanks, and patient organisations to run digital and at-home personalised medicine research that is faster, and more cost-effective than traditional approaches.

Taking part in research is currently hard to do and a poor experience for the patient. Finding out about opportunities is haphazard, and there is often little meaningful return for those who take the time and care to get involved. The result is that organisations with cutting edge theories and medicines to test, can’t find the right patients to work with. To discover cures for the diseases that affect us and our families, we need to enable people to contribute to medical science, effortlessly and on their own terms. We founded Sano to enable medical research that is data-driven and puts patients at the centre of the experience.

Today, the Sano platform is helping tens of thousands of people connect to relevant research projects including clinical trials which are testing new medicines. By the end of 2022, we expect to be helping hundreds of thousands of people.

We are a team of 25 people today, so this is an exceptional chance to join early in our journey to help define our culture and the company’s mission.

We need a skilled, reliable, and motivated frontend engineer who will largely be responsible for:

  • Improving the user experience of the patient-engagement web platform through user-centric design and rapid iteration of new features with feedback from users.
  • Implementing innovative and user-friendly functionality for visualising genomic and health data, and collecting data for research studies.

Required Skills

  • Experience with the front-end JS frameworks to create dynamic user-experiences (Vue.js).
  • Background in automated end-to-end testing (ideally Cypress), and a standard practice of cross browser testing. Knowledge of WAI accessibility criteria and experience in coding to meet at least level AA.
  • Expert in the fundamentals of HTML, CSS [and variations such as SCSS, Tailwind etc] & JavaScript. 
  • A good understanding of visual design (making things look beautiful for screens of all sizes).
  • Be a good team player with strong communication skills. We love discussing new ideas and concepts so it’s important to be able to explain your thought process.
  • Have a reasonable understanding of source version control (Git)
  • Good understanding of the journey of data from the frontend to the backend (RESTful HTTP methods).

Bonus points for

Having some familiarity with the following would be an added bonus:

  • CSS animations
  • Python on the backend.
  • Experience with SQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL)


  • Generous remote working budget including £1,200 stipend for home working, co-working space access, or hybrid model depending on what works best for you
  • Stock options
  • Pension contribution with Nest
  • Up to 35 days holidays with buy back, 25 days as standard + bank holidays
  • Quarterly two days off-site socials
  • 16 weeks parental leave fully paid (offered to mothers and fathers working at Sano)
  • Learning & Development budget
  • Flexible benefit plan with access to a range of benefits of your choice
  • Community and social groups

Please note: We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor visas for this position.

Sano Genetics welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

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