Summer Placement - Data Services Architecture

Grade: 5 Salary per annum: £19,048 Full Time/Flexible working considered Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Length: 3 months Job Reference: 84895

A new and exciting opportunity for a 3 month summer placement in the Data Services Architecture (DSA) Group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

About the role:

You will be supporting experienced colleagues managing critical databases and applications and will gain hands-on operational experience as well as the opportunity to develop your knowledge of relational database technologies including MySQL, PostGRES, Oracle and SQLServer and diverse third party applications.

About us:

Our DSA Team are part of the larger Informatics and Digital Solutions (IDS) department, and are primarily responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of a variety of databases and applications in support of the leading scientific research projects and enterprise solutions within the Sanger Institute.  

Find out more:

You will join a supportive team who operate in a collaborative way, sharing ideas and knowledge. Enthusiastic and with a thirst for learning, you will have the ability to absorb ideas and put them into practice while being mentored by more senior colleagues.

Essential Skills


  • Interest in Database operations, applications and IT systems, ideally with some practical experience
  • Willingness to learn new IT technologies and operational practices
  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn
  • Able to work closely with senior colleagues
  • Able to communicate ideas and results effectively
  • Ability to prioritise own workload effectively

Other information

We have adopted a hybrid working model to allow for flexibility between office and remote working. 

Application Process:

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place on an ongoing basis, the role may close early when a successful appointment has been made.

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