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Technology Lead

Wellcome Trust


Posted 4 weeks ago

Join the forefront of global health innovation as a Technology Lead at the Wellcome Trust and shape the future of mental health and discovery research


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London, UK - Hybrid

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

The Wellcome Trust is not just a charity but a powerful catalyst for change in global health. With an ambitious plan to invest £16bn over the next decade, Wellcome tackles critical challenges like mental health, infectious diseases, and climate impact. At this pivotal moment, the organization leverages science and advocacy to foster a healthier world for all.

  • Lead pivotal technology projects within the Data for Science and Health team.
  • Drive advancements in digital technology for mental health and discovery research.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to inform strategic digital technology initiatives.
  • Expertise in data and digital technologies within the science and health sectors.
  • Background in developing/funding digital tools in life sciences or bioinformatics.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, with flexible working options available.

To apply, submit your CV and fill out a short application form by the week commencing 15 April. For more information about the role and the benefits Wellcome Trust offers, please visit our website.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy, and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

The Data for Science and Health (DSH) team is looking for a Technology Lead to develop, shape and execute projects related to digital technology which advance the strategies of Wellcome’s Mental Health and / or Discovery Research strategies. Science and health are increasingly computational disciplines: from new tools and methods in artificial intelligence, computational modelling and analysis, to policies and standards for data collection and sharing - the effective use of data and data science is central to the success of Wellcome’s strategy.

In this role you will develop, evaluate and execute projects related to digital tools which advance the objectives of Wellcome’s Mental Health and Discovery Research strategies. You will draw on appropriate expertise and data from across physical, biological and social sciences, humanities, industry and other funders to develop a strategic view of the digital technology landscape relevant to Wellcome.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent knowledge of the current state of and trends in data & digital technologies in science and health. You will have technical knowledge or training relevant to our Mental Health and/or Discovery Research programs. In particular we are interested to hear from candidates with a background in developing or funding digital tools for a field of life sciences (for example, tools for bioimaging analysis or social sciences data analysis), and / or in bioinformatics.

We offer excellent benefits and help our employees to develop in an open, respectful culture where differences are valued. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days working either remotely or in the office. From 1st September 2024 we will move to 3 days in the office (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) with the remaining 2 days working either remotely or in the office.

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application. Interview dates: w/ c 15 April. You can view the full job description on our website. You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees on our website.


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