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Jobs at the Royal Society

Carlton House Terrace

All interviews will be in person in our Piccadilly premises for the foreseeable future, however a virtual interview will be available in exceptional circumstances.

Who we are

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK. Our aim is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society’s Fellows have played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research ideas. You can find out more about our interesting past by reading about our history.

You can find out more about the Society’s Fellowship by visiting our Fellowship Directory.

What we do

Our motto is Nullius in verba (“take nobody’s word for it”) and academic rigour is at the heart of everything we do. We are always seeking diverse and enquiring minds who can join us on our mission and help us in shaping tomorrow’s society. Work with us and you will play a central role in promoting science and its benefits, recognising excellence in scientific thinking, providing policy advice, fostering international and global co-operation and engaging the general public.

What we want to achieve

Read more about our priorities in our Strategic Plan for 2022-2027 (PDF)

Our values

Royal Society values

What we offer

In return we offer flexible working arrangements, extensive scope for career development and a comprehensive package of benefits including:

  • 30 days’ holiday (plus three nominated days)
  • Generous pension provision (defined contribution scheme)
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Subsidised medical and dental insurance
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Learning and Development Programme
  • Social and sporting groups
  • Retail discounts portal
  • Equal pay family leave policy 

We would like you to be aware of the Society’s position on the use of animals in research before applying for a role at the Royal Society.

How we work

All Royal Society roles are office based at our Piccadilly premises, although some hybrid working is available depending on the role. No fully remote contracts are offered. Please ensure you are able to come to our central London offices on a regular basis, whenever you are needed, and at your own expense before applying. We do not offer any relocation allowance or travel subsidy. 

Find us

Find out where we are by visiting the contact us page.

If you would like to discuss one of our opportunities please contact

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