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A Newcastle University research scientist working onsite at The International Centre for Life.

We need people with a range of skills and talents to make this happen. Whether it’s ‘front of house’ in the Science Centre, behind the scenes in finance or marketing or keeping the whole site tip top and sparkling – you will be doing your bit to make a difference.

Our mission is to inspire everyone to explore and enjoy science.

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There's nowhere quite like Life.

Life believes science is for all! We exist to inspire everyone to explore and enjoy science; and provide a science hub where life enhancing research and patient treatment can thrive.

We’re based in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne – right next to the Central Station. Opening in 2000, we are, and remain independent, entrepeneurial and dedicated to enriching lives through science. We care about our team, customers and partners, and are committed to providing a compassionate, welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and valued.

Explainer Delivering A Schools' Workshop To Students At Life Science Centre.

‘We’re not ones for bragging, but we think we are a very special place to work. Not only are we in the heart of an exceptional city, but we also bring together some pretty fabulous people who work together to promote the advancement of life science.’

Linda Conlon
Chief Executive

Linda Conlon MBE DL, International Centre for Life's Chief Executive, pictured in Life Science Centre's Space Zone.

Our values and culture

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Passionate about purpose

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Everything in proportion

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Commercially Savvy

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Current vacancies

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Winter Hosts

We are looking for enthusiastic, customer focused people to join us during our Winter and Christmas season.

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Site Maintenance Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly individual to ensure that the external areas of the centre are maintained to the highest possible standards.

Our selection process

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Step 1: Submit application online

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Step 2: Shortlisting

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Step 3: Invite to interview

Step 4: Feedback

Step 5: Job offer

What is it like working at Life?

Every person’s experience can be a bit different. We promote an inclusive working environment where the most important ingredient is providing a sense of belonging.

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Our team

From our front of house hosts who look after our lovely visitors,  to the technical team who keep all our exhibits in tip-top condition; we’re a diverse bunch who are passionate about what we do.

Staff engagement

With regular social events, team forums, staff newsletters and briefings; we’re a small team with a big voice who recognise the importance of communication and engagement.

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We believe a healthy team is a happy team and recognise the importance of a positive, healthy and inclusive environment. Each quarter, we deliver a wellbeing campaign dedicated to healthy activities supporting physical, mental, financial and social wellbeing.

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Investing in our team

We want our team to flourish in their roles. New starters complete a diverse induction programme which includes Autism Acceptance, Menopause, LGBTQIA+ training and more. We also deliver quarterly check-ins to support training and development opportunities.

Key team benefits

Our team

Meet People Services

Our People Services Team are here to help.

Claire Adams is Centre for Life's Chief Operating Officer.
The Right Honourable Viscount Ridley is a Centre for Life Honorary President


Head of Property Services 

‘Life is a great place to work for. I’ve been here 20 years and love it, can’t get enough of the place.’

Dr Clara Crivellaro is a panelist at Life's Science Speakeasy on Artificial Stupidity.

Lauren / Nichola

School and Communities Lead

‘It’s a super lovely place to work and the people are great. I love that each working day is different.”


IT Assistant

“It’s a small organisation that looks after it’s team. Great working here yeah yeah yeah.”

Louise Hunter MBE is a Centre for Life Trustee



‘It’s a really rewarding place, seeing families and little ones engage with science – I just love it.”

We are proud to display our achievements

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Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health

Having signed the NHS Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health, Life is committed to creating a supportive and open culture in the workplace, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently. Life aspires to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all colleagues.

Better Health at Work Award - Silver

North East Better Health at Work Award

Life has received the Silver level North East Better Health at Work Award for 2021. These awards were developed by workplace health specialists in the NHS with Public Health North East to foster health and wellbeing initiatives in the region’s workplaces.

Equality Standard Gold Award

Equality Standard Gold Award

This nationally-acknowledged award is given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in how they approach equality and diversity with employees, customers and stakeholders.