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

MAY 2021. Could you be our next GLP Study Director? In this key role, you will oversee the delivery of in vitro studies for clients from a range of sectors, including cosmetics, household products and industrial chemicals. You will be responsible for the scientific and technical conduct, integrity and validity of in vitro contract and sub-contract testing, ensuring all activities comply with SOPs, GLP principles, Test Guidelines and regulatory requirements.

If you have at least two years’ experience of directing in vitro OECD Test Guidelines, please read the job description below and apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to

GLP Study Director job description

Want to find out more about what it’s like to be a Study Director at XCellR8? Read our blog ‘A day in the life of a Study Director

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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.