Submitting Your Application

Applying on-line

All recruitment at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is handled through an on-line application process. You can register an interest in working at the Institute by clicking on current jobs and registering online. Once you have registered you will have access to a host of features through our on-line career management system allowing you to manage your profile and track the progress of your job applications. You can also view all current vacancies on this site. Applications for specific vacancies normally require the completion of an application form and submission of a CV.

Writing your CV

Your CV is the opportunity for you to inform the recruiting manager of your knowledge, skills and experience and why you are the best person for the job. Writing your CV to fit the job that you are applying for is very important. You are less likely to succeed if you provide the same CV for each job.

Preparing for your interview

The interview is your opportunity to persuade the recruiting manager that you are the right person for the job. Although interviews for different types of job will have different formats the principle behind the recruitment interview is to gain, in a very short time, as much information as possible about the fit between the candidate and the job. More information.

Booking your travel and interview expenses

When booking rail, bus travel or flights we will reimburse costs for economy class tickets only. The nearest rail station is Whittlesford Parkway, the nearest airport is Stansted, please use these where possible.

Reimbursment for overnight accommodation will only be considered where it is not possible to travel on the day of the interview, please clarify your arrangements with the Recruitment team before you make your booking by contacting

If you travel by car and the journey is in excess of 40 miles each way we will reimburse your costs at 10 pence per mile. If you require a taxi from a local station telephone 01223 494788 (Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm) to arrange.

If you are incurring the above mentioned interview costs please fill in the Interviewees' Expense Claim Form and bring it with you when attending your interview to have your costs reimbursed. We cannot guarantee reimbursement of expenses outside of this practice.

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