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Current vacancies

The Babraham Institute offers a dynamic and diverse place of employment. Our 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. The Babraham Institute is proud to hold a silver Athena SWAN award and is a signatory to the Technician Commitment.


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 early career scientists and Group Leaders
  • 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.

The Babraham Institute abides by the principles of the Government's Disability Confident Employer Scheme 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.

PhD Programme

The aim of our Graduate PhD Programme is to train talented individuals for future roles in science and technology or in the communication and wider application of these disciplines.

Postdoctoral Programme

We ensure that our research environment and opportunities for training and career development serve to attract, develop and retain the very best postdoctoral scientists and Research Fellows

Training & Support

We offer support to all colleagues to achieve their full potential. All Babraham Institute employees benefit from a site induction, personal development plans, access to world class facilities plus an excellent array of training courses.


We welcome expressions of interest in undergraduate research placements to enable students to gain first-hand experience of laboratory research during the summer vacation, including through our Research Access Programme for students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Please visit our Short Term Opportunities page for more information.

Year 12 Placements

We work with In2Science for Year 12 placements. Many of our group leaders have also coordinated independent placements for students of all ages.