UK Biobank Careers

Join the team

We are a diverse team of over 200 people, with a wide range of skills and backgrounds, working to enable scientific discovery to improve public health. We provide health data to thousands of scientists worldwide - whether it's helping to fight coronavirus, dementia, heart disease, diabetes, or lots of other illnesses that strike in mid to late life. 

By joining, you will work alongside some of the world's leading health researchers from industry and academia, working together to make significant improvements in global health and disease. 
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A note from our CEO

“UK Biobank is scientifically unparalleled and arguably the UK’s most significant scientific asset. With its unique combination of scale, depth, maturity and accessibility...UK Biobank has become the world’s most important health resource. None of this would be possible without the altruism of the 500,000 British citizens who agreed to join the study some decades ago and the many tens of thousands of scientists around the world, together with our diverse, committed and engaged people who work for UK Biobank”
Professor Sir Rory Collins, CEO and Principal Investor, UK Biobank

The UK Biobank journey

In the below video, you’ll be given an overview of the UK Biobank journey, as well as hear some testimonials about the impact that UK Biobank is having on health research.

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Whilst we’re passionate about enabling scientific discoveries, we also know you have a family, friends, hobbies, and a life outside the office. That’s why we offer a great benefits package, not just a competitive salary.

*Site specific benefit

Work-Life Balance

Enjoy a balance between your work and personal life with:

Annual Leave

26 days + bank holidays, rising to 30 days' with length of service

Holiday Buy

Buy up to 1 week of additional annual leave

Birthday Leave

An additional day off for your birthday 

Work-Life Balance

Policies that promote a healthy work-life balance

Family Policies

Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay

Financial Security

Peace of mind with the following financial benefits:

Life Assurance

Financial support for your family, should the worst happen

Sick Pay

Up to 6 months full sick pay

USS Pension

A hybrid defined benefit and defined contribution scheme

Discount Platform

Access a range of discounts through our Perkbox platform


Look after your physical and mental health with the following benefits:


Free vaccinations against Flu and Hepatitis B

On-Site Gym*

Free use of the Park Square gym

Mini Golf*

Free use of the Park Square mini golf course

Wellbeing Support

Access to a variety of support services and resources

Other Perks

Take advantage of all the other perks of working for UK Biobank


Every team has a budget set aside for training and development

Social Events

An active social committee with regular social events

Free Lunch*

Free lunch whilst working on-site

Free Parking*

Free on-site parking
“UK Biobank has a supportive, progressive culture that has enabled me to further both my education and career. There’s a great team spirit and the working hours give me plenty of flexibility to pursue my interests outside of work. It’s fantastic to be part of such a ground breaking project. ”
Sue Jeffcock, Superintendent Radiographer

Working at UK Biobank

Hear about what it's like to work at UK Biobank from some of our valued employees.

Current Opportunities

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