Working for lifearc ​​We’re here to translate promising science into life-changing medical breakthroughs that change people’s lives.

Our talented people include scientists, technology transfer experts and other specialists in early medical translation – together, we’re advancing scientific discoveries beyond the lab into the next generation of diagnostics, treatments and cures. We believe in fostering innovation, collaboration and commitment, and always put the patient at the heart of what we do.

Two LifeArc employees in a meeting

How you fit in

It’s the kind of working environment that can really help you translate your potential as you learn, grow, develop, and build a rewarding career with us.

Much of what we do is in the early stages of drug discovery, so many projects fail. We don’t let this hold us back though, because we see failure as an opportunity to learn and we challenge ourselves to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Above all, working at LifeArc means you’re working somewhere that offers more than a job and a salary – you’ll be part of something really special that could ultimately change patients’ lives.

LifeArc staff in a break-out area

Hybrid working and being part of a team

We adopted an agile model of working after asking our employees how and where they wanted to work.  People can work in the environment that best suits their needs, balancing home, sites and partner location as required.

Everyone spends some time at home and time on site, but some roles are difficult to do from home. The balance varies for each person and depends on:

  • Your individual circumstances
  • The nature of your role
  • What is happening with your work and team at any one time
  • The space available at our sites
LifeAc employees at a desk

Our commitment to your wellbeing

When you work for LifeArc, your wellbeing matters just as much to us as the work that you produce. We believe that everyone’s physical and mental health and wellbeing is a priority – and we’re committed to helping our people maintain it.

Our managers continually encourage their teams to make their individual wellbeing a priority, and there are people throughout the organisation who are available to offer support, advice, or point our people in the right direction to get the help they need.

From Bupa Babylon to our Wellbeing hub, the apps Thrive and Unmind to our Occupational Health service, there’s no shortage of schemes and services that you can access to help you through whatever difficulties you might be facing. We know that when people are feeling their best, they’re also doing their best work.

When you join, we’ll help you form strong relationships with your colleagues. There are regular events you can take part in too, including charity events.

Hayley Saunders, LifeArc, smiling at the camera

“I have worked at LifeArc for over 13 years now. That time has gone very quickly as there are always new challenges to embark on which keep my work feeling very current. LifeArc moves with the times and focuses where we - as translational scientists - are needed most. Being a charity enables us to work in the areas of most unmet need, and we’re perfectly positioned between academia and big pharma.”

Hayley, Principal Scientist in Therapeutics