Working at Cellmark

Our employees are our greatest assets.

Our European operations are head quartered at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and we employ over 450 people here in the UK. Our diverse employee population is rich in expertise in a range of genetic related disciplines.

We aim to attract and retain the top talent in the industry.

  • Career Development
  • Our ethos
  • Benefits package
  • Active support for skills development

    Each year Cellmark's managers conduct career development discussions with all of their employees to investigate internal and external development and training opportunities, as well as explore employees' career potential with Cellmark. The annual career development discussion is an integral component of the Company's performance management system.

    • A comprehensive induction
    • Short training courses to develop specific skills
    • Longer term training for professional, academic or vocational qualifications
    • Job rotation to broaden the range of knowledge and expertise
    • Participation in multidisciplinary projects
    • On the job training by our dedicated trainer or the Team Leader
    • On-site internal training programmes
    • Attendance at local, national and global conferences
    • Increased job responsibility within the current job
    • Providing cross-training opportunities
    • Informal mentoring
    • Lateral job moves and promotional opportunities


  • People working to achieve their potential

    We pride ourselves on being an innovative company that appreciates the contributions and individuality of our staff; we value integrity, professionalism and creativity, all the time fostering an atmosphere of teamwork and close working relations.

    Cellmark provides employees with a challenging, high-energy work environment geared towards attainment of results and looks for highly motivated and professional individuals who have a passion for what they do and who desire to make a difference. Cellmark provides an opportunity for people to excel and work to achieve their potential this is done by the employee and the company working in partnership, with people earning rewards for their hard work, innovative approach to problem solving and their positive and enthusiastic attitude.

    If this sounds like the environment you are looking for then Cellmark may be the place for you, we offer a competitive benefits package and opportunities for personal growth and career development in a broad range of areas of the business from the laboratory to the Sales and Marketing team.

    We seek dedicated and talented individuals, who thrive on working in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment to join our team.

  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package

    As you would expect of a leading edge biotech company, Cellmark offers highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

    • Non-contributory pension scheme which can be enhanced with employees contributions
    • Private health care for all employees, (spouse and dependants can be included in the plan at a reduced rate)
    • 25 days holiday per annum
    • Subsidised membership of local Gym/Leisure centre
    • Life assurance equal to 9.5 times salary
    • Permanent health insurance (long term sickness)
    • Employee Assistance Scheme
    • Child Care Vouchers
    • Occupational Health Consultant


Due to the nature of the work we undertake, all applicants must have lived in the UK continuously for the past 3 (three) years.

Formerly part of one of the largest global pharmaceutical and chemical companies, Cellmark was the world's first commercial DNA fingerprinting laboratory and today is one of the most trusted forward thinking DNA analysis companies in Europe.  Known for the quality of our work, we look for experienced, like-minded professionals to join us.

To apply for any of our listed vacancies, please email us at with your CV and Covering Letter indicating which role you are applying for. Advertised vacancies are for full time positions unless denoted otherwise. Please note that due to the nature of the work we undertake, all applicants must have lived in the UK continuously for the past 3 (three) years.


Database Administrator.

To provide administration and support for Oracle and MS SQL Server databases ensuring optimal design and performance. Provide operational support to internal and external customers for ad-hoc queries, data changes and reports.

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Customer Services Administrator.

If working as part of a team targeted at delivering excellent customer service for family lawyers, local authorities and the general public appeals to you then this is the right job – so look no further!

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Laboratory Scientist (ID).

To receive samples, extract and process DNA from samples, analyse subsequent DNA profiles and report confirmed results to customers. All procedures require operating to GLP standards.

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ID Reporting Scientist.

Responsibility for the analysis and reporting of genotyping test results to the customer, from our Police arrestee/elimination (Forensic Subject) and (civil and criminal) Relationship processes..

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Infrastructure Engineer.

To perform day to day infrastructure tasks, lead the implementation of small infrastructure projects, perform some System Administration tasks as required.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, colour, gender,
sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other basis covered by law.

Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit and business need.