Applying for a role
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a hybrid research organisation with large scientific infrastructures sitting alongside world-leading Faculty and leading edge scientific projects.
We employ around 1000 people and, due to the unique nature and scale of our science, we provide opportunities across a broad spectrum of occupational and career groups. We recruit locally, nationally and internationally and welcome applications and expressions of interest at every level. These range from junior technical roles requiring no formal scientific qualifications to pure 'research' roles where a PhD is essential; from having responsibility for an independent project or a piece of software, to managing large numbers of projects and people. We also have many roles that do not require scientific qualifications - our staff who support our science in roles such as informatics, finance and administration are equally as important to our success.
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 offer many opportunities which are advertised on the Sanger Institute Jobsite. 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 aim to provide candidates, particularly those from overseas, with all the information they might need about working for the Wellcome Sanger Institute. This includes working at the thriving Wellcome Genome Campus which is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, as well as living in or around Cambridge.