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Wellcome Sanger Institute

Join a community of world-class thinkers and professionals. We specialise in growing the next generation of genomics scientists, technicians, IT and support services. Explore career opportunities across our campus. Through our cutting-edge infrastructure, scientific independence and innovative ideas we engage in long-term exploratory projects that drive forward science on a big scale.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has been at the forefront of pioneering scientific research in genomics for the last 25 years. Our commitment to delivering big, bold exploratory research that pushes the boundaries of what is known and what is possible in genomics remains central to who we are and what we do.

Life at Sanger Institute is unique. Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, our people are shaping the future by delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges. We have over 1,200 people, from 70+ nationalities. We know that the success of our institute depends on our people. We embrace everything that is unique about individuals and draw on their different perspectives.

We recruit locally, nationally and internationally and welcome applications and expressions of interest at every level. Sanger Institute is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We take great pride in our Campus and currently have many green initiatives to sustain our environment and surroundings, including our Energy Campaign, Award winning Green Travel Plan and Wetlands Nature Reserve, please click here to find out more.

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Key Facts for 2019

Sequencing Centre

  • The Sequencing Centre outputted an average of 31,000 billion DNA bases a day
  • We read the equivalent of one gold-standard (30x) human genome every 3.5 minutes
  • We read the genomes of 313 species
  • The Sequencing Centre provided the equivalent of 2,880 gold-standard human genomes a week

Research Papers published in 2019

  • 568 research articles were published in 2019
  • 8 research articles in Cell
  • 1 research articles in The Lancet
  • 20 research articles in Nature
  • 21 research articles in Nature Genetics
  • 10 research articles in Science

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