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Working here

Our staff benefit from state of the art facilities, our location in one of Europe's youngest and most vibrant capital cities, and our commitment to training and development.


Wales Millenium Centre and the Pierhead Building on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay.
The Pierhead building and Wales Millenium Centre on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay.

Our team are based across two campuses, Maindy Park and Heath Park. Both are within walking distance of Cardiff city centre.

Cardiff has consistently been rated among the best cities in the UK for quality of life, with world-class sporting facilities, award winning shopping, lively nightlife and beautiful parks, along with thriving arts, music and food scenes.

Some of Wales' most breathtaking scenery, including the Brecon Beacons National Park is just a short drive away.

Find out more about living in Cardiff.


Technician at work in the HEB labs

Much of our team is based at Cardiff University's flagship Hadyn Ellis Building on the Maindy Park campus.

It boasts a 12,500 sq/ft laboratory with dedicated rooms for biobanking and pre-PCR work, as well as areas for research on genomics, tissue culture, proteomics, RNA analysis, genetically modified organisms, radioactivity and microscopy.

Our state-of-the-art equipment includes Ion Proton and Ion Torrent next generation sequencing systems, Illumina IScan and BeadXpress genotyping platforms, Life Technologies Open Array technology and Qiagen's Pyromark pyrosequencing system.

The Hadyn Ellis Building also has a dedicated NHS clinic space, with lab-based psycho-physics testing and patient-centred research supported via the National Centre for Mental Health.

Our researchers have access to the latest imaging facilities available through the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).

Staff development

Graduates throw their caps into the air

We have a strong commitment to staff development, and to equality and diversity in the workplace.

All of our staff undertake annual performance development reviews to identify training and career development needs.

We support our early career researchers in preparing grant applications and through 'seed-corn' funding initiatives.