Rosalind Franklin Institute

Job Opportunities

At the Franklin we are all about the science, but we can’t do great science without great people. Creating opportunities for our people to fulfil their potential and feel proud of their work is important to us. This goes for all our teams so whether you are a technician, scientist or one of the professionals which make up our operations team, everyone at the Franklin has a part to play in making us a success.

There are many different opportunities to work & study at the Franklin, catering for many different career stages.

We provide a beautiful campus and an inclusive and collaborative working environment where everything can thrive. We encourage you to develop your research niche and support you in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a leader in your future career.

Below you will be able to find all current vacancies.


We are a partner organisation in the HDRUK Black Internship Programme, in association with the 10,000 Black Interns initiative. We host interns from this scheme on an annual basis.

We also host PhD students in multiple doctoral training programmes in universities around the UK who are interested in using our Franklin technologies to benefit their own research.

Meet Our Team

Laura Shemilt

Dr Laura Shemilt – Head of Research Software Engineering

Laura’s team focus on data management, scientific computing and scientific software. Laura has a background in physician and completed a PhD in X-ray Imaging at UCL. She has worked between academia and industry in various data science and engineering roles in various exciting companies and fields.

Here is what Laura had to say about the Franklin: “The Franklin is a truly collaborative place to work – and from a data engineer’s point of view it’s a real privilege to work with so many interesting data problems.”