Do you want to help us improve human health and understand life on Earth? Make your mark by shaping the future to enable or deliver life-changing science to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
We are keen to enable Black early career researchers to develop their portfolio of research experience and thrive in the field of UK genomics science. Our Fellowship is designed to attract research excellence and we will provide the Fellows with training, mentorship and support to drive their careers forward and to support a more diverse pipeline of future talent.
Our Fellowship has been developed in close collaboration with internal and external experts, including senior Black academics and Black-led community groups, who have helped shape the overall approach.
Mentorship, training and sponsorship is built into the heart for the programme and all candidates, including those who are unsuccessful, will receive feedback and have the opportunity to be mentored and receive career development support.
For more background on our Fellowship, please visit: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/equality-in-science/sanger-excellence-fellowship/
This Fellowship is aimed at early career researchers and the general requirements are an Undergraduate degree and PhD awarded from institutions from within the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (the common travel area). We pride ourselves in offering a first-class and well-resourced exceptional learning environment and our Postdoctoral Fellowship Development Programme provides a comprehensive training experience designed to equip you with the knowledge, training and skills you require to be successful in your future careers – whatever you may do.
This particular scheme is open to people who self-identify as being from a Black heritage background, including a Mixed heritage background. For example, Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or other Black backgrounds).
You will be part of our Postdoctoral Fellowship programme and will paid in line with this pay scale (£35,707- £44,712 in 2023), dependent on skills and experience. The Sanger Excellence Fellowship also includes research consumables of up to £18,000 per annum, dependent on the nature of the project and a budget of £1,500 per annum for you to attend conferences and training.
There is flexibility with the start date, but you should be able to start by end of December 2023. The Fellowship runs for three years and can be worked full-time, part-time or flexibly.
1-1 Support is available at all stages of the recruitment process, you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
You will be an early career researcher (recently completed your PhD or more established with experience as a postdoctoral fellow) and interested in our science. This opportunity will give you the benefits of our unique learning environment, we welcome applications from you whether you are looking to move into a new research area or build upon your current skills and experience.
You will be part of a vibrant international Postdoctoral Fellow community at the Sanger Institute with a wide programme of transferable skills training and excellent career development opportunities. We are committed to:
For more information about being a Postdoctoral Fellow - please visit: https://youtu.be/1-vxm2nBmFA
Closing Date: 15th March 2023
Working at Wellcome Sanger:
Our flexible-hybrid working environment is designed to support a healthy work-life balance. This means you can work flexibly with a combination of working from home, and working from our Campus to allow you to focus on being productive and part of the team while enjoying the benefits of working flexibly.
We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.
We want our people to be whoever they want to be because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at Sanger Institute. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
We are proud to deliver an awarding campus-wide employee wellbeing strategy and programme. The importance of good health and adopting a healthier lifestyle and the commitment to reduce work-related stress is strongly acknowledged and recognised at Sanger Institute.