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

UX Designer
We’re looking for a User Experience designer, who has an obsession for crafting engaging experiences, to join our evolving and ambitious team at Wellcome.
Closing date: 18 Jul 2019
Governance Manager
Keen to help shaping the Corporate Governance at Wellcome?
Closing date: 18 Jul 2019
Finance Analyst (Part Qualified)
Do you enjoy being a business partner in Finance and looking to expand your knowledge?
Closing date: 19 Jul 2019
Committee Coordinator and Administrator
Wellcome Trust are recruiting for an an organised and diligent administrator to provide full support to our Board of Governors and Executive leadership team.
Closing date: 21 Jul 2019
Software developer (Frontend)
Wellcome is looking to develop digital products that make a difference.
We are developing products that makes the lives of our researchers easier while promoting what they care about
and advancing our…
Closing date: 21 Jul 2019
Senior Software Developer (PHP/Drupal)
We’re looking for a Senior software developer with solid Drupal experience to help us develop our web platforms.
Closing date: 21 Jul 2019
Tech Lead (PHP/Drupal)
We’re looking for a tech lead to lead the architecture and development of our web platforms.
Closing date: 21 Jul 2019
Research Programme Lead
Wellcome Trust are recruiting for an Education Research Programme Lead on a 12 month fixed term contract.
Closing date: 21 Jul 2019
Collection Storage Officer
We are looking for a Collection Storage Officer who is responsible for shaping the strategic aims and delivering the day to day management and security of Wellcome Collection’s storage facilities (on-site and…
Closing date: 21 Jul 2019
Project Officer
AI and data technologies will transform research and healthcare. Recognising this opportunity, Wellcome has approved a new priority area on Data for Science and Health, to ensure that everyone can benefit from…
Closing date: 22 Jul 2019
Learning and Leadership Development Manager
We use our talents, energy and resources in Wellcome’s best interests, to accomplish our mission of improving health.
Closing date: 24 Jul 2019
Global Policy and Advocacy Adviser
We’re looking for a Global Policy & Advocacy Adviser to join our team. If you’re interested in global health, and want to use your skills to develop policy and influence policy-makers, then this could be the…
Closing date: 24 Jul 2019
Lived Experience and Public Engagement Lead
Looking for a role where you can be part of our Mental Health global programme? This programme is looking to improve outcomes for young people with anxiety and depression through research.
Closing date: 25 Jul 2019
Evidence Lead
Looking for a role where you can be part of our Mental Health global programme? This programme is looking to improve outcomes for young people with anxiety and depression through research.
Closing date: 25 Jul 2019
Policy & Advocacy Lead
Looking for a role where you can be part of our Mental Health global programme? This programme is looking to improve outcomes for young people with anxiety and depression through research.
Closing date: 25 Jul 2019
Vaccines Research Lead
The goal of the Vaccines priority area is to deliver a global programme of change that will lead to 1) new and improved vaccines and 2) the better use of vaccines.
The programme is underpinned by five…
Closing date: 31 Jul 2019
Head of Data for Science and Health Priority Area
We have a wonderful opportunity for a Leader of Wellcome’s new £75m Data for Science & Health Priority Area.
The purpose of the role is to lead the successful mobilisation and implementation of a…
Closing date: 02 Aug 2019
Senior Developer
We believe great ideas can change the world and improve health for everyone. At Wellcome, we help great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and researchers, taking on big problems, fuelling imaginations and…
Closing date: 31 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
Senior Backend Engineer (Data Labs)
We are seeking an experienced Senior Backend 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

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.

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

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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.