Faculty positions at the Sanger Institute

[Wellcome Library, London]

Our research is built upon our Faculty of approximately 40 research leaders. Each develops his or her own hypothesis-driven research, seeking answers to important biomedical questions, and leads a team of postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and support staff.

We look to our Faculty to provide the vision to establish and lead internationally influential science while giving them access to unparalleled facilities to support the delivery of projects and the generation of data and biological resources on a vast scale. The research projects of each Faculty member are aligned to and strengthen our overarching areas of human genetics, mouse and zebrafish genetics, pathogen genetics and bioinformatics.

There are three levels of seniority:

  • Career Development Fellow (CDF) Group Leader
  • Group Leader
  • Senior Group Leader

Faculty recruitment takes place in one of two ways:

  1. By applying in competition for advertised core-funded positions in strategically aligned areas;
  2. With the sponsorship of a Board of Management member, applying for and securing an external career development award [or clinical equivalent] from a major funding body in the biomedical research sector for example MRC, CR-UK. Note: Fellowships from the Wellcome Trust may only be held at the Institute if they come under one of the Trust's clinical schemes.

For current openings see Current Faculty Opportunities or visit Current jobs.

Computational Genomics Faculty Position

Faculty Position at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is seeking an exceptional early to middle career stage scientist to join its Core Faculty to lead a research team in Computational Genomics and contribute to the Institute’s scientific portfolio.

The Institute is an internationally outstanding genomic research centre with approximately 40 core faculty teams and 1,100 employees based south of Cambridge. Our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of the biology of humans and pathogens in order to improve human health. With core funding and state-of-the-art platforms in sequencing, model organisms, cellular genetics and IT, we enable our researchers to concentrate on biological questions across a diverse range of genomic and genetic science, in both independent studies and large-scale collaborations. The result is a unique, vibrant and interactive research environment with synergies and cross-fertilisation of ideas across and between programmes.  Alongside primary strengths in computational genomics, including potentially statistical and population genetics, the successful applicant will have research interests in at least one of the other programme areas: Human Genetics, Cancer Genetics & Genomics, Pathogen Variation, Malaria, and Cellular Genetics. 

The Institute is co-located on the 100 acre Genome Campus with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, the Genomics England sequencing centre, as well as a forthcoming Biodata Innovation Centre.  Positions carry a significant core package of salaries and support backed by competitive employment terms including excellent benefits and relocation support.

The Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. Applications from women, who are under-represented in our Faculty, are particularly encouraged, although we welcome approaches from any scientists with relevant research interests and leadership experience. We seek to provide a supportive family friendly environment to enable scientists at all levels to balance their professional and home lives. This includes options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site nursery and childcare voucher scheme.

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Computational Genomics
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