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The MRC offers an extensive range of career opportunities for scientists, research support staff, and management and admin professionals. We employ more than 3,500 people in 32 research units throughout the UK, two research units in Africa and our administrative centres in London, Cambridge, Oxford and Swindon. Our scientists' achievements not only enhance people's quality of life - in the UK and overseas - but also strengthen the UK's scientific skills base and economic competitiveness. We aim to advance career development and train the research leaders of tomorrow.

Here at MRC Harwell, we have a wide spread of opportunities for career progression. We advertise a diverse mix of jobs and offer PhD studentships and clinical fellowships with our research programmes. Those starting out in science can undertake work experience or apply for one of our placements or summer studentships. In addition, we offer non-scientific roles in areas such as administration and business, communications, estates and engineering, technical support and health and safety.

MRC Harwell is based at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, amongst some of the most prestigious science and health organisations in the UK. Employees can enjoy benefits such as a generous holiday allowance, lunchtime exercise classes, healthcare and dental packages and the campus nursery. A bus service operates to Didcot Parkway station with fast trains to London, and there are scenic off-road cycle routes to the campus. We have a fully-stocked library and run a series of lunchtime seminars on Tuesdays, for which eminent researchers are invited to speak, many of whom are experts in their field.

Please see our Jobs page to view and apply for our current positions, or browse other pages to see our opportunities for students.