Work and study

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute employs around 900 people across a broad spectrum of activities and in many different types of role.

Opportunities are available across all areas of the Institute's research portfolio. We have a thriving graduate programme, offer a wide range of opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and provide short-term placements for students at all levels. We also host visiting scientists from around the world.

We recruit locally, nationally and internationally and welcome applications and expressions of interest at every level. Not all roles require scientific qualifications. So, whether you are interested in a training position, a longer term career or simply wish to contribute to the exciting work going on here and gain valuable experience, we can probably offer the sort of opportunity you are looking for.

For current vacancies or to register your details for future openings, visit Current Jobs. For more general information on career opportunities at the Sanger, visit Careers.

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Current jobs

Current jobsSearch and browse current employment opportunities at the Sanger Institute or register your details for future openings


Information for applicants

Information for applicantsThis section provides information on the application process and on living and working in Cambridge and the UK



PhDsWe have a thriving graduate programme. Learn more about our clinical and 4-year PhD programmes


Starting work

Starting workAll the information you need about your first day, moving to the area, finding accommodation and making the most of campus life



CareersLook here for an overview of the many and varied opportunities that we offer at the Sanger Institute


Working life

Working lifeThis section introduces the benefits that we provide, information about the campus and Sanger life in general


Student placements

Student placementsWe run a number of placement schemes for students at various stages of their education


Sex in Science

Sex in ScienceThe Sex in Science programme actively explores, addresses and challenges factors affecting career progression and gender imbalance in science


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