Research Partnerships Lead



Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the links between science, medicine, life and art.

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.

These challenges need the bold science we support, but they won’t be solved by science alone.

We are looking for a Research Partnership Lead, to join our team on a permanent bases.

Where in Wellcome will I be working?

You will be part of the Research Development Team which is part of the wider Collection and Research department at Wellcome Collection. In the Collection and Research department, we are responsible for building our collections for the future, making them accessible to our audiences, conserving and caring for them and promoting new research into our collection and beyond. As a part of the Research Development Team, you will play a vital role in engaging with our priority research audiences* as we begin to implement a new strategic vision.

  • Example of Priority Audiences- including but not limited to communities with connections to the Collections, people from low socioeconomic status backgrounds and those outlined in our Strategic Direction for Access, Diversity& Inclusion

What will I be doing?

As Research Partnership Lead you will work closely with staff and our priority audience to embed participatory research into the heart of our practice. You will have the opportunity to work across Wellcome Collection and Wellcome exploring the potential of existing research activities and along with colleagues in Collection Research. You will also play a key role in developing the research agenda for a new gallery that will explore the complex history of our collection due to open in 2027.

As Research Partnership Lead you will be:

  • Exploring the potential of existing research activities already taking place in Wellcome Collection that enable us to address the ableist and racist history of our collection.
  • Working in partnership with our priority audiences to design a framework to embed participatory research practice.
  • Along with colleagues from Collections & Research, work with the Lead Curator of a new gallery that aims to engage with the complex history of our collection.
  • Working with the lead curator to ensure participatory research plays a central role in curation of this space.
  • Contributing towards a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, working across departments.

Organization Wellcome Trust
Industry Management Jobs
Occupational Category Research Partnerships Lead
Job Location London,UK
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 2 Years
Posted at 2023-05-26 3:13 pm
Expires on 2024-06-17