Wellcome isn't just a supporter of great ideas, it's also one of the best employers in the UK, according to Great Place to Work.

We offer excellent benefits and help our employees to develop in an open, respectful culture that celebrates difference.

If you're interested in working with us, see our current vacancies below and find out how to apply. To see how we help our grantholders develop, read about flexible research careers at Wellcome.

Current vacancies

Backend developer

We're looking for a backend developer to help transform Wellcome Collection and Library into the world's most user-centric digital collection.

Closing date: 25 January 2017

Technical services manager

We're looking for a technical services manager to take responsibility for the efficient and effective delivery of maintenance services in our operational buildings.

Closing date: 27 January 2017

Internal meetings administrator (fixed 1 year contract)

We're looking for an administrator to join our meeting services team to administer and monitor our room booking system and help plan a wide range of on-site events.

Closing date: 27 January 2017


We’re looking for a Paralegal to support our legal work across Wellcome’s wide-ranging charitable, operational and investment activities and help us manage our systems and processes.

Closing date: 27 January 2017

Public engagement development manager (fixed term)

We're looking for someone to lead the Inspiring Science Fund, working strategically with science and discovery centres to ensure a range of high-quality applications.

Closing date: 29 January 2017

Artworker - 9-month fixed contract

We're looking for an artworker to work on some of the world's biggest health challenges. This is a fixed-term contract but with a view to extend it.

Closing date: 10 February 2017

Senior graphic designer

We’re looking for a senior graphic designer to work on some of the world’s biggest health challenges.

Closing date: 10 February 2017

Design traffic manager – 9-month fixed contract

We’re looking for a design traffic manager to join our inhouse creative team on a fixed contract, with a view to extend it.

Closing date: 10 February 2017

Working at Wellcome

Information for applicants with disabilities

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.

If you have a disability and would like help or support with the application process, please contact either Sonia Matthew on +44 (0)20 7611 8821 or Tracey Wickham on +44 (0)20 7611 8593.

Information for applicants from outside the UK

We recognise the value of diversity within the workplace and we're committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and equality.

But 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 the role if:

  • the role is on the shortage occupation list
  • there are no suitable settled candidates
  • there are no candidates of 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.