Join us – we are morethan just a CRO!

XenoGesis is a fast-growing contract research organisation (CRO) based in state-of-the-art laboratories in BioCity Nottingham’s Discovery Building.

Established in 2011, the company has grown from three to over thirty staff, increased its lab space and continued to invest in the latest cutting-edge technology, ensuring the best possible service for our global client base.

XenoGesis is an award-winning team, and in 2020, the company received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition for export growth.

Our ethos – the right chemistry

Having the right chemistry means a lot to XenoGesis. Chemistry is about interactions. Being able to support clients on their drug discovery projects, providing scientific rigour, influence and expertise, requires the best people. Our people, and partners, have to share our passion for scientific excellence, challenge and doing the right thing.

This is also true of our team, and together we share the same vision and values.

A great place to work

We pride ourselves on our supportive working environment and team ethic, which we think makes XenoGesis a great place to work, and don’t just take our word for it, here are some comments from members across the team:

“XenoGesis is a brilliant place to work. The team are all very friendly and have a real breadth and depth of knowledge which they are happy to share. I have learnt so much since I have been here.”
“XenoGesis is a great place to work. There is a nice friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone works hard but we have fun too. I feel like I am part of a great team.”
“In all my working life I can honestly say this is the best place I have ever worked. I am made to feel like a valued member of the team. I am treated with respect. I love the way everyone works hard but plays hard. Team nights out are always great fun.”

Health and wellbeing

We know that joining a new company in current times can be worrying. XenoGesis has been quick to respond to guidance and implemented safe working practices to allow social distancing giving our team peace of mind that they are in a safe environment. We keep this under careful review and continue to adapt and improve the office and laboratory space, listening to our team.

Looking after the wellbeing of our team has never been more important and we subscribe to a service called Validium that offers support, advice and tips on a whole range of matters.

Outside of work, we enjoy an active social calendar of events for those who want to join in, past events have included nights out, charity events, quiz nights, our annual Christmas party, and we also enjoyed a summer trip to the seaside. We look forward to being able to get those events running soon – for now though, we are enjoying virtual drinks and coffee breaks to keep the team spirit going.

Start your journey today

We are always interested to hear from ambitious, talented scientists looking to develop their career with us, irrespective of whether or not we are looking to fill specific roles. If you think you have what it takes to join our team, then send your CV and covering letter to


We respectfully ask for no recruitment agencies.

XenoGesis offers a great range of benefits to include 25 days annual leave plus eight bank holidays, company sick pay, annual bonus based on targets, work place pension scheme, life assurance, cycle to work scheme, modern laboratories and offices in the heart of Nottingham.

No recruitment agencies please!

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our growing team and welcome applications even if we are not advertising a specific role.