Vacancies and Training

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.

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.


​The Babraham Institute welcomes expressions of interest in undergraduate research placements to enable students to gain first-hand experience of laboratory research during the summer vacation.


The Babraham Institute is pleased to provide opportunities for students across Europe to work in its research laboratories through the Erasmus+ programme promoting knowledge exchange and research opportunities.

Nuffield Placements

We work with the Nuffield Foundation to support summer placements for students in the first year of a post-16 STEM course. Many of our group leaders have also coordinated independent placements for students of all ages.

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 is a Disability Confident Employer 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.

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