Jobs

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

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.

  • Our application process

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

  • Benefits

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package, designed to promote your work-life balance.

  • 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.

Contact us

Phishing scams

We don’t charge a fee or ask for your bank details at any point during the recruitment process.
If you get an email that uses Wellcome’s logo or name and asks for payment, please forward it to jobs@wellcome.ac.uk.

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.