Project Manager

Salary range £34,003 to £41,144 pro rata, per annum plus benefits package 

Part time, 29.5 hours per week

As we approach our next five-year funding review period, we are seeking a project manager to join us and manage the planning, development and delivery of the Institute’s 2021 – 2026 core funding submission to Wellcome. You will advise on and draft relevant review documents, oversee the preparations for the critical Site Visit and assist the Director in all aspects of the compilation and production of the submission. In addition, we are establishing a new research programme in the Tree of Life and this exciting new initiative will need your support and attention. 

As an established Project Manager you will have excellent organisational and project management skills, together with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to understand and synthesise complex information. Strong personal engagement skills are vital, as is the ability to gain trust and credibility with colleagues across the Institute. 


Essential Skills


  • Degree in a relevant science discipline 
  • Detailed working knowledge of the principles of project management 
  • A track record in advising and influencing at senior level, working across an organisation 
  • Demonstrable record of success in delivering projects through others on time, in budget and to agreed quality standards 
  • Experience of successfully developing, maintaining and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Experience of writing and presenting scientific information and strategy 


Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent planning, time management and personal organisational skills 
  • Ability to work with complexity; to analyse situations and problems, develop and propose solutions, and follow through actions 
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and communicate relevant scientific and technical details at different levels 
  • A proactive approach and ability to work on own initiative, with creativity and flexibility 
  • Excellent drafting skills and demonstrable experience of writing and presenting complex information 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Confident and accomplished communicator, oral and written, with experience of successfully influencing and negotiating with people at all levels 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with team and project/programme members 
  • Extensive skills in Microsoft Office (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint and MS Project) 


Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Application Instructions: 

For any informal enquiries or to discuss this opportunity please contact Sonia Virdee at

Application Closing Date: 
11 November