Recruiting for UKRI and UK SBS

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Working for UKRI

The UK has a world class research and innovation system. Our expertise spans all fields of knowledge, from the discovery of penicillin and monoclonal antibodies, to the jet engine and the world-wide web. Our inspirational creative industries are strong in art, design and the innovative use of new materials and technologies. This is why it is vital for us to have the best people at all levels throughout UK Research and Innovation.

We want to continue to attract a mix of talented professionals, scientists and engineers across a variety of disciplines and in return we offer genuine career development opportunities.

We have vacancies across UKRI, Seven Research Councils, Research England and Innovate UK in a range of roles. These span arts and humanities, the physical, biological and social sciences, innovation, engineering, medicine and the environment. New opportunities are added regularly as we continue to grow our talented teams. 

Use the search below to find a list of UKRI vacancies (includes vacancies from all Research Councils) or use the links below to search Research Council specific vacancies.

Further Information:

How we support EDI in the workforce – UKRI 

UKRI environmental sustainability strategy 

Equal opportunities 

Benefits of working for UKRI 

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Working in Our Councils

UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)


STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation. Their research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale.



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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)


AHRC funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects. Their research provides social and cultural benefits and contributes to the economic success of the UK but also to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.


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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


EPSRC invests in world-leading research and postgraduate training across the engineering and physical sciences. Their research builds the knowledge and skills base needed to address scientific and technological challenges and provides a platform for future UK prosperity by contributing to a healthy, connected, resilient, productive nation. 


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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training. Their research is helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives and underpinning important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

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Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

ESRC is the UK's largest funder of research on the social and economic questions facing us today. Their research shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st century society.

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Research England

Research England is responsible for taking forward the England-only responsibilities of HEFCE in relation to research and knowledge exchange, Research England will create and sustain the conditions for healthy and dynamic research and knowledge exchange in English universities.

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Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science. Their leading research, skills and infrastructure help solve major issues and bring benefits to the UK, such as affordable clean energy, air pollution, and resilience of our infrastructure.


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Innovate UK


Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. They drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation.


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Medical Research Council (MRC)


MRC is at the forefront of scientific discovery to improve human health. Their scientists tackle some of the greatest health problems facing humanity in the 21st century, from the rising tide of chronic diseases associated with ageing to the threats posed by rapidly mutating micro-organisms.


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