Careers 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.


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

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 topjobs@cellmark.co.uk 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.

Stores Assistant

Provide support for the full range of warehousing activities, a company-wide service for the delivery of supplies to point of use and to provide general assistance around the business.


Marketing Manager

We have an exciting opportunity to work within our commercial team and contribute to our continuing success. If you would like to investigate bringing your marketing expertise to a leading forensic and DNA testing company, then we may have the job for you.


Reporting Scientist (Hair Toxicology)

Primarily reporting of Hair Toxicology cases for drugs and alcohol, with some potential for court appearance as an expert witness. Potential to include sample preparation and extraction, analysis by GCQQQ and LCQQQ, processing and checking of analytical data as required.


ITSS Administrator

To provide excellent IT support services to internal and external customers and global operations. Reporting to the IT Support Services Manager.


Infrastructure Engineer

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


Database Administrator

To provide administration and support to the growing range and scale of 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.


ID Laboratory Scientist

To receive samples, extract and process DNA from samples, analyse subsequent DNA profiles and report confirmed results to customers.


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..


positive about disabled peopleWe 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.