The Earlham Institute building outside

Life at the Earlham Institute

Discover a modern life science research institute where we're shaping the future, together.

The Earlham Institute is a hub of life science research, training, and innovation focused on understanding the natural world through the lens of genomics.

We work hard to nurture an engaged and positive workplace, centred on core values that include openness, technical excellence, and collaboration. We attract staff from around the world who contribute to - and benefit from - an environment that enables them to deliver world-class science alongside a supportive and social community.

People and Culture

Our success relies on each individual achieving their potential. We do this by striving to create an environment where everyone feels meaningfully connected to their work, colleagues, and the wider mission of the Institute.

Through a diverse programme of training and support, regular feedback and reflection, committees and working groups, and a commitment to learning and improving, we constantly strengthen our work culture and identify opportunities for improvement.

Colleagues from the Neil Hall Group sitting around a meeting table as part of their weekly group meeting.

Championing Equality

We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that treats every individual with dignity and respect. By taking an active approach to fostering inclusivity, diversity, equality and accessibility, we will empower our community to achieve more.

The Earlham Institute’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee brings together people from all levels and areas of the organisation to advise on, and assist with, the development and implementation of the IDEA strategy at EI.

PhD Students sitting outside

Family Life

The Earlham Institute offers a supportive working environment for parents and carers,  with policies, initiatives, and facilities to help you manage both your career and caring commitments.

From priority places at an on-site nursery to flexible working patterns, we work with each individual to try and help them achieve the right work/life balance.

Student Life

Our students are part of a collaborative and supportive research faculty, guided by supervisors with international reputations in their fields. 

The Earlham Institute has an active and engaged Student Body, who foster a friendly and encouraging network in which to study and socialise, including organising regular catch-ups, events, and talks.

Colleagues from the Patron Group gathered around a table during their weekly lab meetings.

Pay and Benefits

Come to work in a beautiful part of the UK, where you can enjoy the vibrant and historic city of Norwich while benefiting from having the Norfolk broads and picturesque coastline on your doorstep. 

We’ll offer a competitive salary, attractive pension, and a range of benefits, including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, along with public holidays and privilege days
  • Voluntary Employee Benefits Scheme
  • Discounts and special offers for staff
  • On-site sports and leisure facilities, including the Rec Centre and swimming pool
  • Priority places at the on-site nursery
  • Mentorship, training and development opportunities
  • A busy social calendar and a range of clubs and societies

Research Environment

We are home to state-of-the-art technology platforms, creating a unique combination of expertise and infrastructure. We have dedicated laboratories for genome sequencing, single-cell analysis, engineering biology, and large-scale automation; as well as one of the largest supercomputing facilities for life science research in Europe. 

The Earlham Institute champions ‘team science’. Our collegiate and innovative research environment comes with significant support, including a commitment to your professional development, research and administrative assistance, and opportunities to build collaborations with scientists and industry on the Norwich Research Park, across the UK, and internationally.




Dr Edyta Wojtowicz in the single-cell labs at the Earlham Institute

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