Contact details, application process and how to find us

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We’re here to help. We hope you will find the answer to your question on this page. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please email: recruit@sanger.ac.uk

Application process

We recruit locally, nationally and internationally and welcome applications and expressions of interest at every level.Our job application process has been designed to ensure that your recruitment journey is as smooth as possible.

On Friday 20 March 2020, the Wellcome Genome Campus closed all but essential functions and facilities.

People remain at the centre of everything that we do, and that includes our response to COVID-19. The majority of our staff are now working remotely to ensure continuity of operations, making use of remote communication and collaboration tools.

We are otherwise operating as “business as usual” and still need you to help strengthen our world leading genomics research centre. For more information about how we will be conducting recruitment including interviews, and implementing start dates please contact recruit@sanger.ac.uk.

All recruitment is handled online through the Sanger Jobsite where you can register your interest in working at the Institute. Once you have registered, you will have access to a host of features which will allow you to manage your personal profile and track the progress of your job applications.

Applications for specific vacancies normally require the completion of an application form and submission of a CV.

Your CV is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experience and illustrate why you are the best person for the job. Writing your CV to fit the job that you are applying for is very important and you are more likely to be successful if you take time to tailor your CV to the role you are applying for.

Interview process

Under the current circumstances, interviews will be virtual if you have been successfully shortlisted.

This is your opportunity to explain why you are the right person for the job and our opportunity to explain more about the role and the benefits of working at the Institute. Our interview format varies depending on the role we are recruiting for.

Before your interview, please think about how you best fit the role you are applying and how you can demonstrate this to your interviewers.

  • Consider the attributes, skills and experience required for role and be ready to give practical examples which illustrate what you can bring to the role.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about what is your CV in relation to previous roles or study you have undertaken.
  • Remember this is not only an opportunity for us to determine if you are the right person for the job, but also for you to decide whether or not the role is the best fit for you.
  • Prepare questions that will help you to understand more about the job, the people you will be working with, what is expected of you in the role, and what it’s like working at the Sanger Institute.

Getting here

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is easily accessible by road and public transport. Please note that the Wellcome Genome Campus closed all but essential functions and facilities on 20 March 2020. Our recruitment team will share details about how your interview will proceed.

The Institute is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, next to Hinxton village, and just nine miles from the famous university city of Cambridge.

Our address is: Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK

Nearest rail station: Whittlesford Parkway

Nearest airport: Stansted

Interview expenses

Under some circumstances, the Institute will reimburse your travel and accommodation costs to attend an interview. We strongly advise that you contact us before making any bookings.

To make sure that your qualify for reimbursement, you will need to agree the costs with the Recruitment Team in advance.

If your travel costs are approved, please contact expenses@sanger.ac.uk to request a SAP Concur account is set up for you to submit your expense claim. Please advise them of the location of the bank account and currency you would like to be paid in. If you are based outside of the UK, US, Canada or Eurozone countries, please also send them this completed bank details form: Bank details form non-GBP-UK.

Please note: The Institute will only reimburse the cost of economy class travel tickets for rail, bus or air travel. We only consider reimbursing the cost of overnight accommodation if it is not possible to travel on the day of the interview.

If you travel by car, and the journey is in excess of 40 miles each way, we will reimburse your fuel costs at the rate of 25 pence per mile.

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