Work & Study

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The Babraham Institute offers a welcoming and stimulating place of employment. We believe that the best science comes from a diverse and inclusive community of people that work together, support each other and have a healthy work-life balance.

The Institute is committed to:

  • Promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity, innovation commitment and respect that supports the Institute’s ambitions and attracts highly motivated and talented individuals
  • Improving performance management throughout the Institute and developing managers to engage their staff; providing constructive feedback and coaching that will enable staff to develop and effectively undertake their roles
  • Developing the senior leadership team to enable them to work cohesively to lead the Institute, creating high performing research teams and an environment that attracts and develops the next generation of scientists
  • Promoting women's careers in science and advancing equality and diversity through the Athena SWAN Charter and our own equality4success programme.

The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people. The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The Babraham Institute will consider job-share applications where possible.

Our community in numbers

We’re committed to supporting all our staff to do their best work and to advance their careers in ways that work for them. Our supportive community and excellent training activities allow us to attract and retain the best PhD students, postdoctoral scientists, research fellows and staff across all parts of the Institute.

Research staff working within our three research programmes

Technical specialists working in the Institute’s eight facilities

Operational staff


Our PhD Programme

Exciting research, cutting-edge facilities and a commitment to support and training to ensure the best start in your scientific career

Our Post Doctoral programme

How we provide the environment for you and your research to flourish

Working in one of our facilities

Innovation drives both our research and our facilities meaning that they’re constantly breaking new ground

Core & support teams

Highlighting the teams that play a vital role in supporting the Institute’s research and success


We offer a variety of opportunities across the Institute’s support teams

Short-term opportunities

Details of our summer placement programme and other opportunities for undergraduate students

Institute Life

Information on facilities and initiatives to support Institute staff and what you can expect as a member of our community

Valuing our technical specialists

Our technical specialists provide valued expertise in a diverse set of roles


Creating a fair and inclusive environment

Disability Confident Employer
Athena Swan
Technician Commitment