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Early careers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

Inspiring future leaders to continue our leading-edge research

When you join the Wellcome Sanger Institute early in your career, we will provide you with guidance from our senior leaders, and give you a voice in helping to shape our future.

Our Institute is an ideas factory that imagines, and delivers, scientific discovery at a scale and boldness that leads the world. Everyone who works at the Sanger Institute is a part of our team, helping to make our science possible. We value the contribution that all our staff make, at every level, and in every area, to make our research a reality.

By nurturing your talent, creativity and skills, we will equip you to make a real contribution to the work of the Sanger Institute and its discoveries that also benefit the world.

A message from our Director

Professor Sir Mike Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute

‘‘It’s an exciting time to join us as we continue to build an international centre for scientific, business, cultural and educational activities emanating from Genomes and BioData.

With a significant expansion of our Wellcome Genome Campus on the horizon, we are now able to shift our horizons to ask and answer even bolder questions.

The Institute invests significantly into early careers schemes and throughout your employment, we will strive to support you to ensure that you are successful.

I look forward to working with you and would like to wish you the very best of luck with your journey.’’

Professor Sir Mike Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute

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❓Ever wondered why small bowel cancer is so rare...so do we...

🔬here we investigate whether somatic mutation rates might explain it...

🧬along the way we came across a fascinating diversity of mutation processes occurring in HEALTHY bowel

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Yichen Wang @_YichenWang_

Our latest work about the landscape of somatic mutations in human small intestine epithelium and APOBEC mutagenesis is online @NatureGenet and it’s open access!