Work for us

XCellR8 is an exciting, challenging and rewarding place to work. Based at the prestigious National Innovation Campus at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire, our team all work towards our shared mission of accelerating the world’s transition to 100% animal-free testing.

The company is structured into the talented lab team, the eagle-eyes in Quality Assurance (QA) and savvy commercial experts covering finance, sales and marketing. That means we’re always keen to hear from scientists with experience in human cell culture techniques, those at the beginning of a career in life sciences who want to gain experience of working in animal-free conditions or business development specialists with a relevant technical background.

We’re often asked if you have to be vegetarian or vegan to work here, and the answer is no. It’s a complex personal decision and not one we’d ever make a prerequisite of joining XCellR8.

Current vacancies

SEPTEMBER 2020. We’re looking for our next Scientist II to join the team conducting in vitro safety tests as well as helping to develop breakthrough new techniques for animal-product-free testing. If you’ve got a minimum of three years’ experience in a regulatory laboratory environment, take a look at the job description below, which includes details of how to apply.

Scientist II job description

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A rewarding place to work

Beyond developing exciting new scientific techniques, working with some of the world’s top cosmetic brands and helping to protect human safety, XCellR8 offers some great employee benefits.

  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Company pension
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Personal development plans and regular appraisals
  • Access to high quality training and development
  • Time devoted to supporting corporate charity efforts
  • Team nights out and celebrations
  • Wellbeing initiatives including free fruit in the office

“If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role where no two days are the same then XCellR8 is the place for you – working with talented people from across the science, quality and support teams. XCellR8 is passionate about the delivery of animal product free testing and the service we provide to clients along with a keenness to ensure staff wellbeing. Plus we have great views from our lovely modern offices!”

Zennie Major, Executive Assistant

Location, location, location

As well as the chance to work alongside many other fast growth science-based businesses, Sci-Tech Daresbury offers us state-of-the-art laboratory and office space, free car parking, an on site canteen and coffee shop and easy access from the motorway network.

Work experience

We occasionally offer ad hoc work experience in our lab or office. If you’d like to apply, please email and tell us how you fit with our values.