Careers with us

Make a real contribution to how research is shaping the future of healthcare, social care, public health and global health.

In the NIHR BioResource, our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

Do you want to be a part of work that makes a daily difference to people’s health and wellbeing?

Does the idea of working with volunteers excite you?

Is a life at the bench your dream?

We work with many thousands of participants who have agreed to contribute samples to help medical researchers understand disease and develop better diagnostics and treatments.

In our team we have a wide range of skills to meet our remit to nurture health research and to help take research from bench to bedside.

Life at the BioResource

Each one of us is unique and has their own particular set of skills which they are keen to develop.  Combined we are a positive, motivated and creative team focused on improving healthcare.  On a personal level we are friendly, supportive, helpful, keen to learn and inspire. Work–life balance matters to us.

Come and join us to influence research and develop your career! 

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The NIHR BioResource

We provide the major, nationally accessible resource to improve healthcare and the long-term prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

We have over 150,000 consented volunteers, from the general population and patients with common and rare diseases. Having provided their samples, BioResource volunteers are willing to be recalled to participate in academic and industry-led experimental medicine and clinical research studies. We aim to have 300,000 volunteers by the end of March 2022.

Our participants don’t take part in clinical trials but provide lifestyle, health and genetic information that speeds medical research.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease; enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Our principal funding body is the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the nation’s largest funder of health and care research

Current Vacancies

If there isn’t a job for you here at the moment you can still be involved.  Please join our thousands of volunteers.  See here for further details.