Wellcome isn't just a supporter of great ideas, it's a great place to work.

We offer excellent benefits and help our employees to develop in an open, respectful culture where differences are valued.

We've recently made diversity and inclusion one of our priority areas, and that includes enhancing our recruitment process to make Wellcome more inclusive. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and a member of the Business Disability Forum and Working Families.

If you're interested in working with us, find out how our application process works. Current vacancies, listed below, open in an online application system.

Current vacancies

Investment Services Analyst
We are recruiting for an Investment Services Analyst on a permanent contract.
Closing date: 18 Sep 2019
Associate - Innovations
We are recruiting for an Associate to join our expanding Innovations team.
Closing date: 18 Sep 2019
Vaccines Research Lead
Too many lives are still lost to diseases which vaccines could prevent, mostly in low and middle-income countries. The Vaccines priority area is working to support the development of new and improved vaccines and…
Closing date: 18 Sep 2019
Science Officer
Keen to join the Our Planet, Our Health programme, and work to improve health through a focus on climate change, cities and food systems?
Closing date: 20 Sep 2019
Policy Adviser - Berlin
We are recruiting for a Policy Adviser at our Berlin office on a fixed term contract.
Closing date: 23 Sep 2019
Engagement Manager
Understanding Patient Data (UPD) was established in 2016 to support better conversations about the uses of health information that’s collected as a routine part of care. Working with patients, charities and…
Closing date: 23 Sep 2019
Finance Apprentice
Keen to start a career in Finance? We are looking for an apprentice with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in accountancy and finance to join our team.
Closing date: 25 Sep 2019
Programme Officer - Open Research
We are recruiting for a Programme Officer to join our Open Research team on a 12 month fixed term contract.
Closing date: 25 Sep 2019
Project Manager - Science and Research Entertainment Exchange
We now need an experienced project manager with experience in end to end procurement to join the team on an fixed term contract for 10 months.
Closing date: 25 Sep 2019
Chair to the Wellcome Board of Governors
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Board of one of the world’s leading organisations focused on improving the lives of millions of people across the globe.
The Chair will provide effective…
Closing date: 07 Oct 2019
Programme Manager – Our Planet, Our Health
Keen to take part of our Our Planet, Our Health programme?
Closing date: 11 Oct 2019
Senior Insight Research Analyst
We are recruiting for a Senior Insight Research Analyst on a permanent contract. Reporting into the Insight Research Manager you will derive insight from research and evidence to highlight accomplishments…
Closing date: 13 Oct 2019
Full Stack Engineer (Data Labs)
We are seeking an experienced Full Stack Engineer to join the engineering team in Wellcome Data Labs.
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019
Backend Engineer (Data Labs)
We are seeking an experienced Backend Engineer to join the engineering team in Wellcome Data Labs.
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019
Senior Backend Engineer (Data Labs)
We are seeking an experienced Senior Backend Engineer to join the engineering team in Wellcome Data Labs on a 2-year Fixed Term Contract with the potential of this to go permanent.
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

Working at Wellcome

Wellcome is a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI).

Our central London offices offer good access for those with a disability and we are committed to supporting disabled applicants and members of staff.

We also advertise all our vacancies on the Diversity Jobs website.

We're committed to doing as much as we can to support applicants who have disabilities. Please contact Sonia Matthew on +44 (0)20 7611 8821 or Tracey Wickham on +44 (0)20 7611 8593 to let us know of any adjustments we can make to help you during the application process.

If you're an applicant from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, please be aware that we're bound by legal restrictions that affect our ability to employ non-EEA nationals in the UK.

This legislation requires us to view evidence of the successful candidate's eligibility to work in the UK before confirming any offer of employment.

Currently, we can only apply for work permits to fill a vacancy if:

  • the role is on the shortage occupation list
  • there are no suitable settled candidates
  • there are no candidates from a country in the EEA to fill the role.

In some very specific circumstances, individuals may find they are able to personally apply for a visa that gives them the right to work here.

If you're a non-EEA national without the right to work in the UK and are considering applying for a role at Wellcome, please find out if you will be able to work in the UK.

Embracing diversity and inclusion is fundamental to delivering our mission to improve health, and we are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment for the people work here and those we work with. As we learn more about barriers that disadvantage certain groups from progressing in our workplace, we will remove them.

We are updating our policies and providing training to support the people we employ. We’re also making changes to our recruitment and selection processes to ensure we can continue to attract people from all backgrounds, and achieve our goals.

  • Our application process

    Read about our application process and what you need to do to apply for a role at Wellcome.

  • Benefits

    We offer the following benefits, designed to promote your work-life balance and make your time at Wellcome enjoyable and rewarding.

  • Graduate development programme

    Our two-year graduate programme is for recent undergraduates or Master's graduates to learn new skills by working with teams across Wellcome.

  • Summer internship programme

    Our summer internship programme for undergraduates is designed to inspire, encourage and support a new generation.

  • Developing our people

    The learning, volunteering and social activities available to Wellcome employees.

  • Our principles

    Read about the values that make us Wellcome.

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Recruitment agency policy

We don't accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies and only pay recruitment agency fees when we instruct an agency.

If unsolicited CVs and proposals are submitted by any other means than our recruitment portal:

  • we reserve the right to contact candidates directly without paying agency fees
  • we take this as evidence of full and unlimited acceptance of Wellcome's recruitment agency policy.

We do sometimes work with a list of preferred suppliers to help us source candidates for specific roles. We're reviewing our preferred suppliers list in summer 2019 and we'll then invite selected agencies to submit an RFP as part of a formal tendering process.