Working At Barinthus Bio

Our Offices

UK, Harwell

Experience the Ideal Workplace Setting at Barinthus Biotherapeutics, Harwell Campus.

Situated within the esteemed Zeus Building at Harwell Campus, Barinthus Bio offers more than just a job—it’s an opportunity to be part of something truly transformative. Since 2022, we’ve called this vibrant scientific hub our home, leveraging the unparalleled resources and collaborative spirit that Harwell Campus embodies.

Conveniently located on Rutherford Avenue in Harwell, Didcot, our state-of-the-art facilities are easily accessible from Oxford City Centre and Heathrow Airport, ensuring a seamless commute for our employees. With the Zeus Building as our base, we’re proud to be at the forefront of innovation and discovery in the heart of one of the UK’s most dynamic science parks.

Transportation options abound, making it easy for our team to travel to and from work. Whether you prefer the convenience of driving or the eco-friendly option of public transport, our location offers the best of both worlds. With direct bus routes connecting us to Oxford City Centre, Didcot, and beyond, as well as swift rail connections from Didcot Parkway station, getting to Barinthus Bio has never been easier.

Life at Barinthus Bio is defined by collaboration, creativity, and community. From cutting-edge research facilities to engaging networking events, our campus fosters an environment where innovation thrives. Join one of our sports teams, explore the scenic trails along the Ridgeway, or connect with like-minded professionals in our bustling community.

Escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Harwell Campus. Our landscaped green spaces and re-wilding zones provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. Take a leisurely stroll around campus or enjoy a scenic bike ride, soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds us.

At Barinthus Biotherapeutics, we’re more than just a workplace—we’re a family united by a shared passion for scientific advancement and making a difference. Join us on our journey as we push the boundaries of innovation and redefine what’s possible in the world of biotherapeutics.

US, Germantown, Maryland

Experience Seamless Connectivity at Barinthus Bio, Germantown Office
Nestled within the vibrant community of Germantown, Maryland, our North America office at 20400 Century Blvd., is more than just a workplace—it’s a hub of innovation in the field of biotherapeutics. Our state-of-the-art facility, which we proudly moved into in 2023, is situated in Montgomery County, a suburban area just outside the Washington, DC metro area. This location sets the stage for groundbreaking discoveries and transformative research endeavours.

Our Germantown office boasts excellent transportation connectivity, offering seamless access to major transit links and ensuring a smooth commute for our team members. Nearby transit options include:

  • Shady Grove Transit Stop: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail Red Line – just a 17-minute drive away.
  • Germantown Commuter Rail (Brunswick Line): Maryland Area Regional Commuter Trains Brunswick Line, located a mere 6-minute drive from our office.

Life at Barinthus Bio in Germantown is characterized by collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to excellence. Our team thrives in an environment that fosters creativity and encourages professional growth. From cutting-edge research facilities to engaging networking events, our Germantown office provides ample opportunities for personal and career development.
For those new to the area or visiting, Germantown offers a wealth of local resources, including a robust public school system, top-notch healthcare facilities like Holy Cross Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and a variety of gyms and fitness centres. Employees also enjoy gym privileges provided by our landlord in nearby Gaithersburg.

Join us in Germantown and become part of a dynamic team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of biotherapeutics. Together, let’s embark on a journey of discovery and innovation that transforms lives. Be part of something extraordinary at Barinthus Biotherapeutics North America.

Barinthus Bio Life

Barinthus Bio thrives on a vibrant and inclusive culture that embraces diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. As a welcoming community, we prioritize creating an environment where every team member feels valued and supported. Here’s a glimpse into the unique aspects of our company culture:

Welcoming Community:

At Barinthus Bio, we consider ourselves more than just colleagues; we’re a close-knit community. Employees consistently express that our workplace is not just a job but a friendly and welcoming place to collaborate and grow.

Diverse Culture:

Embracing a rich tapestry of cultures, our workforce represents a diversity that enhances creativity and innovation. We believe that the strength of our team lies in the unique perspectives each individual brings to the table.

Open Door Policy and Flat Structure:

Our commitment to transparency is reflected in our open-door policy. At Barinthus Bio, communication flows freely, and our flat structure ensures that every team member’s voice is heard and valued.

Growth and Promotion:

We actively encourage professional growth and development within our organization. The opportunity to progress in your career is not just a possibility; it’s a part of our culture. We believe in promoting from within whenever possible.

Social Committee and Team Events:

Our Social Committees are is dedicated to creating a vibrant work-life balance. They organize events, including group fitness sessions, quizzes, board game days, pool, bocce games, competitions, nights out, and even friendly competitions like baking contests. We understand the importance of bonding beyond work.

Community Involvement:

Giving back is fundamental to our values. Our employees actively volunteer for causes in the local area, contributing to the well-being of our community.

Mental Well-being and On-site Activities:

The HR team regularly organizes activities focused on mental well-being. On-site, our offices are equipped with recreational areas, including pool tables, communal jigsaw puzzles, board games and table football. Communal snacks are available to fuel creativity and camaraderie.

Themed Events and Running Club:

We love celebrating together! Themed events coincide with holidays, fostering a festive atmosphere. Additionally, our UK office boasts an active running club, fitness challenges and weekly walks promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

At Barinthus Bio, our culture is not just about the work we do; it’s about the shared experiences, support, and camaraderie that make our workplace exceptional.


At Barinthus Biotherapeutics, we’re not just a company; we’re a community that values and rewards your talent. Here’s why joining us means unlocking a world of benefits:

Global Benefits

Cutting Edge Science:
Barinthus Bio is at the forefront of drug development. Experience and learn from scientists working with groundbreaking science in state-of-the-art modern laboratories.

Real World Impact:
Joining Barinthus Bio means more than just a career—it’s an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of millions worldwide. Conditions such as HPV, HBV, Prostate Cancer, and Coeliac disease affect countless individuals, impacting their quality of life and well-being on a global scale. By developing innovative immunotherapies aimed at combating these diseases, our team plays a crucial role in advancing medical science and improving patient outcomes. As a member of our team, you’ll have the chance to contribute directly to groundbreaking research and development efforts, knowing that your work has the potential to positively impact patients across the world.

Dynamic Growth Opportunities:
As part of our high-growth business, you’ll stretch your skills and embark on diverse challenges, ensuring personal growth every step of the way.

Exceptional Company Culture:
Discover why our employees consistently rate Barinthus Bio as an amazing place to work. Our vibrant company culture is where you’ll thrive and truly enjoy your professional journey.

Flexibility Beyond Boundaries:
We understand the importance of balance. Enjoy hybrid working models and flexible hours, accommodating both personal and professional commitments.

Career Development Focus:
Your success matters. Benefit from regular development check-ins, mid-year, and end-of-year performance reviews, ensuring you’re always on the path to greatness.

Shared Success with Annual Bonus:
Join us in celebrating the triumphs! Every year, all employees enjoy a discretionary bonus, reaping the rewards of our collective success.

Stock Options for Everyone:
Participate in our growth story with stock options, granted to all employees on a 3-year vesting schedule, tied to the NASDAQ price per share.

Refer and Earn:
Boost your earnings by referring talented friends to join our team. You’ll receive £1,000 or $1,000 for every successful recommendation.

Parental Leave Perfection:
Cherish family moments with a generous 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave per child.


In addition to our global benefits, our UK-based employees enjoy the following perks:

Generous Annual Leave:
Kickstart your holidays with 25 days of annual leave, growing with your dedication, plus the option to carry over 5 days each year.

Holistic Healthcare:
Access the AXA Healthcare plan, ensuring comprehensive medical coverage for you and your loved ones.

Financial Security:
Rest easy with life insurance coverage, providing security and peace of mind.

Future-Focused Pension:
Invest in your future with up to 6% pension contributions matched by the company.

Sustainable Commuting:
Join the Cycle to Work scheme and explore eco-friendly transportation with the Electric Car scheme through Octopus Electric Vehicle.

Investing in Your Growth:
Utilize your annual L&D budget of £1,500 for self-development opportunities.


For our US-based colleagues, the benefits are equally enticing:

Comprehensive Medical Coverage:
Enjoy the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Platinum POS plan, with Barinthus Bio covering 100% of the premium for employees and dependents.

Dental and Vision Perfection:
Smile with confidence as we cover 100% of the premium for dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents.

Retirement Confidence:
Secure your future with the 401(k) Retirement Plan, automatic enrollment at 5%, and a 5% matching contribution from Barinthus Bio.

Leave and Care:
Start with 25 days of paid time off, and benefit from 10 days of sick leave annually for personal health needs.

Financial Security and Wellness:
Embrace financial peace with life insurance/AD&D, retirement/401k plant, EAP, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage.

Paid Holidays and More:
Celebrate 11 paid holidays annually, including all US federal holidays. Access The Guardian’s Employee Assistance Program for additional support.

Fitness at Your Fingertips:
Maryland-based employees enjoy access to FitLab fitness centre, promoting a healthy work-life balance.

Invest in Yourself:
Propel your career with an annual L&D budget of $2,000 dedicated to professional-development.

Join Barinthus Bio, where your professional journey is not just a career but a rewarding adventure! Apply now and unlock your potential with us.

Hear from our employees

“My name is Raisha Kennerley, and I am a Clinical Trial Manager for the HPV001 APOLLO trial which is part of the HPVID programme. I am responsible for driving the trial forward by managing and leading cross-functional study teams, including vendors. I also liaise with other functional areas to coordinate clinical study activities. I joined Barinthus Biotherapeutics as a senior clinical trial administrator in August 2020. During my time at Barinthus Bio, I’ve had the opportunity to become involved in all stages of the clinical trial process, from trial setup through to closeout. The mentorship I’ve received over the years has been a key part of my progression, helping me to build on my strengths as a CTA and grow into the role of CTM. Barinthus Bio provides me with opportunities for continued growth in my career and the work is always challenging and engaging. I find it motivating to contribute to the development of Barinthus Bio’s new and exciting healthcare technologies.”

– Raisha Kennerley, Clinical Trial Manager, UK

“Hi, I’m Sarah. I joined Barinthus Bio in 2018 (then Avidea Technologies) as a Chemistry Tech and have progressed through the company to a Chemist II role. While with the company, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide range of activities as our programs progressed, including early-stage R&D projects, tech transfers to CDMOs, performing internal manufacturing for key pre-clinical studies, assisting in preparing documents required for patent and regulatory filings, and helping establish a new R&D quality system. I enjoy working here because of the constant opportunities to learn and grow. I’ve learned so much about the process of bringing a product from early-stage R&D to clinical filing. Each day is also a chance to work alongside and collaborate with my wonderful colleagues!”

– Sarah Nichols, Chemist II, US

“I’m Louise Bussey, I’ve been at Barinthus Bio for over 6 years and I’m the Clinical Lead on the HBV programme. Day to day I help to look after the development, execution and strategy of the clinical aspects of our HBV trials and how we move the programme forwards towards success. I joined Barinthus Bio in 2018 when we were less than 10 people, I loved the small team and the supportive nurturing environment it came with. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people over my time at Barinthus Bio, people who have taken the time to help me develop from a project manager all the way through to Clinical Lead in a Director position. It’s one thing I’ve valued while in this role and one of the reasons I’ve stayed so long, people here make the company. I’ve had the support, encouragement and belief from mentors throughout the last 6 years and this has helped my development and career progression.”

– Louise Bussey, Clinical Lead, UK

Glassdoor Reviews

“Science team is spectacular and projects are really cool”

“Great environment, other members of staff are great and really enjoyed being around them and working with them; in sum, great community.”

“Great fun place to work”

“Great diversity, friendly culture, generally good place to work with good people. Programs are interesting and the science is good quality.”

“Friendly and easy going working atmosphere, an option to work from home, knowledgeable colleagues.”

“Great work environment and amazing co-workers.”

“The teams are highly collaborative and supportive. Everyone is very kind and helpful.”

“I have a sense of identity here, there is a healthy work-life balance and an opportunity for growth. I mainly work in the lab doing cell based assays, however; In the short time that I have been an employee, I have had the opportunity for cross functional activities and my input was valued. We are expanding at a fast rate which is why I feel secure in my job paired with room for growth in the company. Also, they value personal development. As a benefit we are given allowance for personal development like attending conferences, certifications or anything to help your personal development.”

“Although I’ve only been here a short time, the on-boarding time has been the best I’ve ever experienced. The training plan was robust and the genuine friendliness and enthusiasm of all I’ve met has been infectious. If you want to work for a good solid company, who want to work together to achieve great things, rather than being weighed down with office politics, this is the company for you!”

“The company actively tries to create a pleasant place to work, from the physical office space (snacks, drinks, social events) to the individuals that they employ. Individuals are encouraged to actively pursue their professional development and plan for career advancement. Freedom is given to work flexibly which is really great for working parents.”

“Great technology, collaborative teammates, flexible work environment”

“Good leadership and great culture.”

“There is a good culture of bringing employees together, which makes everyone in the company recognize each other as belonging to a single mission. There is also a lot of diversity in the company, which is great to see.”

“Fabulous working environment/office Freedom and autonomy to do your role.. Flat structure allowing you easy access to senior members of the team. You have a voice and are encouraged to use to it. Real team focus on getting things done. Great support from our C Suite. Very much value each individual as a person and not just a number”

“Great people. Nice benefits package. Every employee gets stock options. New offices and labs. Exciting pipeline with near term milestones. Never a dull moment”

“Welcoming environment. Open door policy. Lovely new working environment in Harwell. Growing company”

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