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.
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.
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
*Site specific benefit
Enjoy a balance between your work and personal life with:
26 days + bank holidays, rising to 30 days' with length of service
Buy up to 1 week of additional annual leave
An additional day off for your birthday
Policies that promote a healthy work-life balance
Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay
Peace of mind with the following financial benefits:
Financial support for your family, should the worst happen
Up to 6 months full sick pay
A hybrid defined benefit and defined contribution scheme
Access a range of discounts through our Perkbox platform
Enhanced bereavement leave and pay
Look after your physical and mental health with the following benefits:
Free vaccinations against Flu and Hepatitis B
Free use of the Park Square gym
Free use of the Park Square mini golf course
Access to a variety of support services and resources
Take advantage of all the other perks of working for UK Biobank
Every team has a budget set aside for training and development
An active social committee with regular social events
Free lunch whilst working on-site
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.