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For undergraduates who are thinking of a research career.
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For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.
We support thousands of curious, passionate researchers all over the world. Besides our funding schemes, we work in many ways to support careers in research. For example, we promote good research practice, work towards a more diverse research culture and provide flexible career opportunities. Find out more about how we support research careers.
Read about the career journeys of some of our researchers. Find out what makes research a rewarding career for them and the challenges they met along the way.
If you’re a new group leader, A career in research [PDF 914KB] has useful resources about everything from negotiating a start-up package to building an international reputation. If you’re a postdoctoral researcher, this guide might help you decide if research is the right career for you. The guide has been jointly produced by Institut Pasteur and Wellcome, with input from over 100 researchers and Wellcome interview panel members.