Employment at New England Biolabs (NEB) offers a challenging and creative work environment in a state-of-the-art research and production facility, with a team of exceptional scientists and professional staff. With our world headquarters in Ipswich, MA, and subsidiaries and distributors in 34 countries, NEB leads the industry in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications. Our reagents have a worldwide reputation for setting the highest standards for quality and value.

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The NEB culture emphasizes personal and professional growth through creativity, teamwork, respect and responsibility, while maintaining a casual campus-like working environment. Our diverse and talented team of scientists enjoy a collaborative research environment with much of the freedom and intellectual challenge of academia. Our unique corporate philosophy encourages dialogue and innovation. In addition, NEB has always been an environmentally and socially responsible company.

Set on 143 acres of protected open space just 30 miles north of Boston, our location offers the quiet beauty of Massachusetts’ North Shore with easy access to the city. With quality on-site child care, a state of the art fitness center, an eclectic collection of original art and a community of exceptional scientists, we have something for everyone. This unique environment combined with our comprehensive benefits package provides a variety of programs and services that support each stage of your career.

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NEB values its employees by providing full-time employees with an exceptional benefits package that includes health, dental, disability, life insurance, retirement benefits and paid time off.

Health and Dental Benefits:
Employee health and wellness is our priority.  As such, we provide all full-time employees with Blue Cross Blue Shield’s PPO Plan and Delta Dental’s Premier Plan. In addition to these benefits, NEB offers a traditional Flexible Spending Plan that allows employees to set aside pre-tax money for designated child care and medical expenses.

Vision Benefits:
NEB offers full-time employees a vision plan which provides comprehensive coverage, including exams, frames, lenses, and contact lenses, for themselves and their dependents.

Disability and Life Insurance:
The security of knowing that you and your family are protected during difficult times is important.  As part of our benefits package, NEB provides full-time employees with short and long term disability insurance, as well as life insurance.  NEB also offers a voluntary supplemental life and accidental death and dismemberment plan to full-time employees and their dependents.

Long-Term Care Insurance:
NEB provides full-time employees with a base long-term care insurance benefit, and the ability to purchase additional coverage on themselves and family members.

Retirement Planning:
NEB administers a 401(k) Plan and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  These plans provide employees with a diverse and comprehensive approach to retirement planning.

Paid Time Off:
All full-time employees begin their career at NEB with 15 paid vacation days, 3 paid personal days, 12 paid holidays, 1 paid community service day, and paid sick days.

Professional Development:
NEB values continuing education and professional development.  All employees are encouraged to take advantage of our in-house weekly seminar series and to attend external seminars, conferences or meetings that pertain to their work.  These opportunities, combined with our tuition reimbursement program, provide access to ongoing basic and applied learning.

Wellness Offerings:
NEB values employee health and wellness.  As part of our benefits package, NEB provides all employees and their household members with access to an employee assistance program offering confidential, short-term counseling, consultation, research and referrals for emotional, practical, and work-life balance issues.

Our onsite fitness facility features professional grade equipment and classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning and strength training.  All instructors are certified and personal trainers are available upon request.

Campus Conveniences:
Our on-site café offers a continental breakfast and full lunch at subsidized prices.  The café features healthy meal options as well as an employee appreciation lunch every Thursday. 

NEB provides mothers with a private nursing room as well as on-site daycare for children from three months to five years.     


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Q: Are all New England Biolabs employment opportunities listed on this site?
A: All current opportunities at New England Biolabs can be found on this site. We strongly encourage you to search and apply on-line using our online application system for positions that interest you.

Q: I searched your site but didn’t see the right position for me. Should I submit a resume/CV anyway?
A: While we would like to accommodate each interested applicant, we prefer to receive resumes/CVs only for positions that we are currently recruiting for. We encourage you to check our site frequently as it is updated frequently with newly added positions.

Q: What is the best way to apply for a position at New England Biolabs?
A: We strongly recommend that you apply on-line using our online application system for positions that interest you.

Q: May I mail or fax my resume/CV to New England Biolabs?
A: We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the many benefits of applying on-line. However, if you don’t have access to a computer and would like to send your resume/CV via mail, the address is: Human Resources, New England Biolabs, 240 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.

The Hiring Process

Q: I applied for an available position - what happens next?
A: When you apply on-line for a specific position, you will receive an acknowledgment via email, and your information immediately becomes available to our Human Resources Department. Our hiring managers then review each applicant’s education, skills and qualifications and conduct telephone interviews. Candidates to be interviewed in person are then contacted by Human Resources and invited to meet with the Interview Team.

Q: If I am invited for an interview, what can I expect?
A: New England Biolabs adheres to a collaborative and deliberate interview process. All available positions have an interview team that consists of at least 5 members. This team will assess your technical and scientific achievements as well as those unique benefits you would bring to the position. Candidates applying for Research positions are expected to present a seminar while other candidates may be asked to provide samples of their work. We often conduct two rounds of interviews for each position. After each round, the interview team meets to discuss candidates and assess qualifications.

Contacting New England Biolabs

Q: I’m interested in working at New England Biolabs. Can I speak with or email the appropriate hiring manager or Human Resources?
A: Unfortunately we cannot respond to each applicant individually. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the benefits of applying on-line for positions that interest you.

Q: I have specific questions not answered in this FAQ section. How do I contact New England Biolabs?
A: Please email your questions to [email protected] and we’d be happy to help. Please note: We are not able to process resumes/CVs submitted through this email address. If you would like to submit your resume/CV, please apply online instead.

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