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OXGENE develops pioneering technologies that streamline biopharmaceutical design, discovery and development. We recruit only the best from across the globe to join us on our mission. We are focused on providing our employees with a rich and rewarding work life, developing their skill sets and supporting their own personal aspirations.

Quality and Laboratory Opportunities

Our people work, think, solve, and design at the edge of impossible for the ultimate purpose of saving and improving lives.

As a leading synthetic biology company, we employ people to help us in our vision of creating innovative technologies for drug discovery and development. In return, we offer the following key benefits:

  • Social committee organised outings and activities
  • Endless amount of tea and freshly ground coffee
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Company corporate employee discounts
  • Cash rewards for blogs and articles
  • Employee referral scheme bonus opportunities
  • Health and wellness scheme activities
  • Long service benefits


When we receive your application, we will look at it carefully to see if you are right for the role. We aim to contact all successful candidates within 2-3 weeks of application: should you not have received a telephone call or an e-mail during this time, it means you have not been selected on this occasion.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback for candidates who are not selected for interview. We thank you for your application and interest in OXGENE. If you would like to receive the latest career opportunity alerts then please sign up here.

Internships and Work Experience Placements

We do offer a limited number of Internship Placement opportunities each year.  Our internship placements are usually for 12 months for those who successfully obtain Erasmus or similar alternative funding. However, we have already filled our positions for September 2019 to September 2020.

For European Union passport holders, should you be interested in a 12 month Internship Placement for September 2020 to September 2021, please send your application, together with your funding information, as a direct application to the European Student Placement Agency Ltd, Unit 12, Brassmill Enterprise Centre, Brassmill Lane, Bath, BA1 3JN

For Non-European Union passport holders, should you be interested in a 12 month Intern Placement for September 2020 to September 2021, please send your application    together with your funding information    directly (clearly stating ‘Internship Application’ in the subject heading of your application e-mail)    to  between 25 February and 28 February 2020.  Your application should include information including your skills and experience gained in education and employment that demonstrate your suitability for an internship with us, details of your visa and why you have chosen OXGENE.

Our work experience placements depend on individual need: however    we have already filled our positions for 2019-2020 and are unable to hold details on file.  Thank you for your interest and we wish you luck in your future career.

Recruitment Agencies

Thank you for your interest in OXGENE.  We recruit the majority of our roles ‘in-house’ and have a ‘promote from within culture’ but occasionally require assistance for our very niche scientific positions and for these we operate a scientific partnership agency scheme, sharing access to an insightful level of company information and hiring cycles to provide the best overall experience for our partnership recruitment agencies and our future employees.

We only review our partnership agency panel when we need further assistance.  When shortlisting, we take a number of considerations into account, some of which are detailed below:

  • Understanding the needs of working with a small business and having the ability to work with a lean human resources team
  • Having attention to detail and being able to follow instructions
  • Having clear terms and conditions that are easy to understand, preferably in plain English, with clear fee levels and no hidden additions
  • Recruiter website and ease of communication with main recruiters
  • Recruiter knowledge, skills and experience in or related to the biotech industry
  • Service levels from all recruitment agency employees
  • Breadth and methods of searching for candidates

Recruitment agencies who work only on an ‘exclusive’ or ‘retained’ basis are considered to be unsuitable for our Partnership Scheme.

Whilst we would love to have lots  of time to communicate with every recruitment agency that contacts us with detailed telephone discussions, onsite meetings and laboratory tours, until there is a requirement to shortlist and select a new partnership recruitment agency, we are no longer able to respond to emails and/or telephone calls on more than 1 occasion, and thank you for your understanding of this important business need.

Unsolicited CV’s will not be taken into consideration. Adding us to marketing e-mail and telephone lists or approaching company employees directly with persistent requests for telephone call discussions and meetings will result in your agency being removed for consideration from our scheme.

Simply by concentrating on one quality contact with details about your agency with your terms and conditions by signing up below will demonstrate that you meet our first two selection criteria:

  • Understanding the needs of working with a small business and having the ability to work with a lean human resources team
  • Having attention to detail and being able to follow instructions

Should you meet the above criteria and wish to be considered in the future, please  sign up here.  We will contact you should we need to if you are shortlisted.  When you have signed up, there is no need to contact us again by telephone and/or email.  By sending us your company details, you are asking us to hold your data on file and understand that we will only keep it for as long as we need it to ensure it is up-to-date and to comply with the Data Protection Act.

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