Wellcome Sanger Institute
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About the company

  • CEO
    Mike Stratton
  • Founded
    1993
  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £100m to £500m
  • Industry
    Non-profit & NGO
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Principal Bioinformatician

Hinxton

£45,516 - £54,524 a year

1 day ago

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BioResource Services Assistant

Hinxton

£20,315 - £24,580 a year

3 days ago

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BioResource Transition Assistant

Hinxton

£20,315 - £24,580 a year

3 days ago

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BioResource Change Transition Manager

Hinxton

£35,359 - £42,783 a year

3 days ago

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BioResource Services Manager

Hinxton

£35,359 - £42,783 a year

3 days ago

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Senior Bioinformatician

Hinxton

£45,000 a year

4 days ago

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DevOps Software Developer

Hinxton

£50,900 a year

4 days ago

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Senior Software Developer

Hinxton

£50,900 a year

4 days ago

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Research Administrator - Open Targets

Hinxton

£37,104 - £44,448 a year

5 days ago

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Research Administrator

Hinxton

£37,104 - £44,448 a year

5 days ago

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Senior Staff Scientist in Vento-Tormo Group

Hinxton

£45,516 - £54,524 a year

5 days ago

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Sample Management and Portering Assistant

Hinxton

£20,000 - £24,000 a year

6 days ago

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Senior Data Engineer

Hinxton

£45,000 a year

6 days ago

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Scientific Manager

Hinxton

£35,359 - £42,356 a year

10 days ago

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Communications Officer - Tree of Life

Hinxton

£27,856 - £31,850 a year

7 days ago

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Head of Sequencing Services

Hinxton

11 days ago

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Product Manager - Bioinformatics

Hinxton

£45,000 - £53,000 a year

7 days ago

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HR Apprenticeship

Hinxton

£18,506 a year

18 days ago

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Project Buyer - Procurement

Hinxton

£38,000 a year

18 days ago

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Data Manager - Genomics

Hinxton

£37,865 - £45,359 a year

19 days ago

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Curator
£40,307 per year
Software Developer
£44,882 per year
Senior Staff Scientist
£48,716 per year
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 17 reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Advanced Research Assistant in DNA Pipelines
on 13 April 2021
Great Campus, great benefits/pension, pay could be better for Cambs expenses
The area is stunning, especially in the summer. Huge back fields and wetlands to wonder/ jog around and escape the lab for an hour. There's an onsite gym and sports hall and huge canteen that serves international food at "reasonable" prices, (can become quite expensive if you buy food every day at work). Three onsite coffee shops (cheap coffee) and an Amazon Locker onsite. There can be a university campus vibe to the site sometimes, with regular research presentations and a Sanger Day each year where there's lots of activities and many labs stop work. There is world leading tech in most labs, but especially in downstream applications labs such as DNA pipelines, which house row after row of cutting-edge short and long read sequencers. I have worked in two teams during my time here and had radically different experiences in both. My first line manager was a great scientist, but never present, so I felt like there was nobody to guide me in my first team as they were the expert in my field, which was frustrating. When I transferred to downstream applications, my manager is honestly one of the best I have ever experienced in my work career. Very caring, supportive and encouraging and there is a brilliant team dynamic where I am; in no short part because of my line manager. There is an unusually large number of employees here that have been at Sanger for 20+ years, which I have never seen in any other place I've worked. So take from that what you will.The benefits at Sanger are just about as good as they get and with a 15% contribution from sanger to match your pension contribution is unbeatable. However, the pay could be better for the important work we do here. It is not the most competitive on salaries, especially for RA and ARAs. It is becoming the trend that ARAs are educated to PhD level or at a minimum MSc, although these are not essential, I am noticing more and more RAs/ARAs with research degrees. I think this makes it more difficult for those applying with lesser quals and means you have a workforce that are overqualified for their positions. Cambridge is one of the most expensive cities to live in (more so than London) and property here is horrendously pricey, meaning it is hard to save any meaningful amount of money on a Sanger salary while living something resembling a life outside work.
Research Assistant in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
on 10 April 2021
Incompetent management
Good place to learn technologies, though treated like a student in primary school at times. Appraisal reflects this and resembles more like a school report rather than being conducted in the correct way.
Research Assistant in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
on 10 April 2020
Good place to gain experience
Working for Sanger as a whole was a enjoyable experience. New skills are taught rigorously and the management is supportive of developing skills in line with the role.
Research Assistant in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
on 16 December 2019
Relaxed and positive work environment
Workplace was very relaxed. My line manager was very understanding in helping me learn the daily flow of experiments and getting used to lab work. Excellent place to work (on-site gym & good social activities).
Research Assistant in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
on 12 November 2019
Good company benefits, terrible pay, management is not the best.
Nice environment, beautiful grounds, good pension and beneifits at work such as paid holidays. However, the pay is low compared to other institutes, lack of ability to voice opinion to managment, managment seem to 'work' from home often or rock in half way through the day and chat instead of do any productive work.
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