The Earlham Institute (EI) is a research institute focused on exploring living systems by applying computational science and biotechnology to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling resources.
We have access to cutting-edge, diverse genomics and computational technologies which allow us to tailor our approach to each specific question, coupled with a unique provision to produce and process biological data at a large-scale efficiently. We also host one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe.
"The past two decades have laid the foundations for a new era of genome-based understanding of genetics and the biology of complex systems. Technological advances in DNA sequencing have resulted in multiple step change increases in the rate of data acquisition at reduced costs to a point that sequence technologies can now affordably and effectively be applied to research questions across the biological sciences.
Sequencing has become a totally enabling technology for life science research making previously unfeasible dreams of access to numerous genomes a reality. This opportunity to exploit the potential of high throughput sequence generation combined with a well-established model for data sharing places genomics at the forefront of the data-driven science revolution. EI was established as a national facility to promote the use of genomics to advance bioscience research and innovation in the UK, supporting academic and industrial investigators."
-Professor Neil Hall, Director
Our science faculty and research
We are proud to attract talented scientists from all over the world, who bring with them vast experience in genomics, bioinformatics and scientific computing. Led by expert group leaders, our ever-expanding research groups are at the forefront in modern life sciences.
Services for science and industry
We combine cutting-edge technologies with world-class expertise to deliver the next frontier in scientific research. We host a UK National Capability in Genomics, strategically funded by BBSRC, to promote the application of genomics and bioinformatics to advance bioscience research and innovation. Partnering with industry, we look to share our knowledge, develop new intellectual property and create new technologies.
All our activities are supported by professionals with expertise in communications, knowledge exchange, administration, estates, HR and finance. We have teams dedicated to these areas which, along with our Platforms & Pipelines Group and Scientific Computing Group, make up our Operations Division
Learning events and training
We are passionate about skills development across our sector and are proud to offer high-quality training in a variety of subjects for the life sciences, supported by expert trainers and our partners at the Norwich Research Park. Our Public Engagement & Society group look to engage with the general public across our research areas and our wider education programme focuses on learning exchanges around the world.
We can’t do what we do without our people, so we like to make sure they are looked after. We’ll give you a competitive salary and generous pension, health benefits such as on-site sports facilities and cycle schemes, and all the latest technology you need to get your work done.
We also believe strongly in personal development, so we’ll make sure you get the training and development opportunities you need to advance your career with us.
It takes a team to make the next breakthrough, and we're looking for the best and brightest minds to join us in tackling some of the biggest challenges in life science.
Before considering joining us, you might want to take a look at our culture, our building and our people. Afterall, enjoying your job is what really makes it shine. We have all the technology, the resources and the hard problems that make working with us exciting - but it's our people that make it special. We work together as a team and everyone shares in the success together, whether a researcher, support specialist or student.
Whether you are coming to join us through a new job, or are just visiting, Norfolk is a great place to be. Living here is even better.
Norwich is a city of culture, with its rich history of art and writing, as well as a city of science - hosting some of the leading centres for life science research in the world. You'll find an exciting blend of the old and the new, with plenty of things to do for all ages, all year round.
Taking on a studentship can be challenging, but also hugely rewarding. They are often your first step into a new career and can open up a world of opportunities for you to develop as a researcher - perhaps one day you'll be a leader in your field. Our job is to get you there.
Come and do your best work with us. Fellowships the environment and resources you need to build a team and deliver cutting-edge research.
Find out more
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