We are recruiting our next cohort of Faculty – aiming to explore new frontiers of genomics

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The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world-leading genomics research centre, based on the Wellcome Genome Campus, one of the largest single-site communities worldwide of expertise in Genomes and BioData.

We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. We are open and collaborative; our data, results, tools and technologies are shared across the globe to advance science.

Our ambition is vast – we take on projects that are not possible anywhere else.

The high-throughput, large-scale biological research undertaken at the Institute is a central defining characteristic distinguishing our science from that of most research institutes and universities.

​​We are recruiting our next cohort of Faculty – aiming to explore new frontiers of genomics.

Become a research leader at the Sanger Institute and apply cutting-edge cellular, bioinformatic, genomic and imaging techniques at scale to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges in health, disease and conservation.

We are recruiting Faculty members across each of our five transformative scientific Programmes: Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation, Cellular Genetics, Human Genetics, Parasites and Microbes, and Tree of Life to build their future scientific strategy. You will be working collaboratively with 35 Faculty groups across our five Programmes, supported by more than 1,100 staff members and almost 500 visiting workers, to deliver science at scale and drive forward the Institute’s research and impact.

Our global reputation for excellence is strengthened by our commitment to developing and maintaining an organisation where staff from all backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage you to consider the extraordinary opportunities at the Sanger Institute for the next phase of your scientific journey.

For further information about joining the Institute as a member of our faculty including our Faculty model, please visit https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/careers/faculty-recruitment.

Sanger Institute Faculty positions carry a significant core package of salaries and support, which are backed by rewarding and flexible employment terms including excellent benefits and relocation support. Our exceptional core funding combined with our core facilities and long term links into international networks enables Faculty to focus their energy delivering impactful science at scale.

In assessing the best qualified applicants, we will focus on scientific achievement, experience, leadership and personal suitability in line with our core behavioural competencies; collaboration, communication, leadership, integrity, results-driven, and innovation.

For application deadlines and further information, visit our website www.sanger.ac.uk/about/careers/faculty-recruitment

Faculty positions in Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation

The Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation programme is recruiting two exceptional early to mid-career stage scientists to join its Core Faculty to lead a research team, with research interests in any (or a combination) of the following:

Cancer genomics
Somatic mutation analysis
High-throughput model systems
Computational biology
Genome editing
For more information about the programme and its team, visit https://www.sanger.ac.uk/programme/cancer-ageing-and-somatic-mutation/ 

Faculty positions available in Cellular Genetics

Cellular Genetics are seeking an exceptional scientist across any level of the Faculty model to join as a Core Faculty member leading a research team in Cellular Genetics, and contributing to the Institute’s scientific portfolio.

Applicants will have research interests in any (or a combination) of the following for the purpose of deepening our understanding of human cell biology and tissue architecture:

Single cell genomics
Spatial genomics
Computational biology
Non-animal model systems (e.g. iPSC-derived cells, organoids, precision cut
tissue cultures, perfusion systems)
CRISPR editing of ex vivo cells or model systems.
Candidates who want to apply single cell approaches to study specific diseases
For more information about the programme, visit www.sanger.ac.uk/programme/cellular-genetics/

Faculty positions in Human Genetics

Human Genetics is seeking a Group Leader 3 (GL3) Faculty member to join as a Core Faculty member leading a research team in Human Genetics, and contributing to the Institute’s scientific portfolio. GL3 Faculty members embody the long term intellectual foundations of the Institute’s science, run internationally recognized, successful independent research groups and demonstrate significant internal and external leadership.

Applicants will have research interests in any (or a combination) of the following:

Human genetics at the cellular level
Blood and immune-mediated diseases
Developmental disorders (including CNS disorders or other organ systems, e.g. congenital heart defects)
Human genetics at the cellular level could involve natural or engineered genetic variation, primary cells or cell-lines. Examples of relevant research programmes could include:

delineating the genetic determinants of cellular phenotypes,  applying cellular genomic technologies to investigate genetic associations with common diseases, rare disorders or quantitative traits,
using genome editing, or multiplexed assays of variant effect, to determine the functional impact of genetic variation
We strongly encourage potential applicants to interpret this description broadly.

For more information about the programme and its team, visit www.sanger.ac.uk/programme/human-genetics/ 

Faculty positions in Parasites and Microbes

Parasites and Microbes is seeking to recruit two exceptional scientists with research interests in malaria biology and respiratory metagenomics. We are recruiting at any of the level of our Faculty model to build a new research area and team within the programme, and develop the Institute’s scientific portfolio.

To find out more about the programme, visit www.sanger.ac.uk/programme/parasites-and-microbes/ 

Faculty positions in Tree of Life

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is seeking up to four exceptional scientists with research interests in any (or a combination) of the following:

biodiversity genomics requiring large scale data generation
comparative genomics of symbiosis
computational phylogenomics including phylogeny reconstruction across the Tree of Life
We are looking for Faculty leaders who can push the technical and scientific boundaries, building on a sequencing core that is scaling to sequence thousands of new genomes a year.

Candidates will be considered across the three Sanger Institute Faculty levels.

For more information about the programme visit www.sanger.ac.uk/programme/tree-of-life/

Our global reputation for excellence is strengthened by our commitment to developing and maintaining a positive, fair and healthy working environment – our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Programme is about valuing our people and supporting them to be their best. Our leaders play a key role in nurturing a positive and inclusive culture where everyone can thrive and diversity is celebrated.

We provide a range of progressive policies which support everyone to achieve a positive work life balance. Our innovative and flexible approach within our scientific leadership model for Faculty who have taken parental leave, includes extending tenure by up to an additional 18 months to support the transition back to research; access to a flexible returners’ grant scheme when returning from parental leave and access to a carers’ grant that offers financial support. In considering candidates for a Faculty position, if an absence or career break may have impacted on scientific outputs, this will be taken into consideration.

We strive to be an inclusive and dynamic research environment, and encourage applications from those wishing to work flexibly to meet personal responsibilities. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background. Acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented at this level, we are especially interested in receiving applications from women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.sanger.ac.uk.