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Ipsen Oxford

Established in

About us

Ipsen is a global biopharmaceutical group dedicated to improving lives and health outcomes through innovative medicines in Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Disease with a well-established and successful Consumer Healthcare business. We are committed to discovering new treatments in areas with unmet medical needs and improving the quality of life for patients.   Ipsen is entering an exciting new era as a leading global biopharmaceutical company committed to delivering innovation for patient care with a goal of launching at least one new molecular entity or meaningful indication each year.

The Milton Park R&D Hub in Oxford hosts about 100 employees within an environment designed to encourage innovation and foster collaboration. It is home to our technological platform for neurotoxins and is a pioneering research and development organization with unique experience in recombinant neurotoxin technology.

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UK's Best Workplaces 2021
Medium (51-250 employees)
Rank 57
Certified™ Companies

What employees say

"After my degree, I knew I wanted a career that used my science background. Following a number of academic research positions, I moved to a pharmaceutical company because if fulfilled my love for science whilst helping to discover drugs to improve patients’ lives.

At Ipsen, I work in R&D in the neurosciences group, developing cell assays to test new medicines. I find the work challenging, interesting and rewarding and I work with a team of talented scientists."

Sarah Donald
Senior Scientist
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My manager/supervisor treats me with respect.

My manager/supervisor and I have open and honest conversations about work.

People are encouraged to balance their work life and their personal life.

This organisation manages its impact upon society responsibly

This organisation actively promotes mental and physical health among its employees.

People care about each other here.

What defines us


We are dedicated to prolonging and improving patients’ lives and health outcomes.


To be a leading global mid-size biopharmaceutical company with a focus on transformative medicines in oncology, rare disease & neuroscience

OUR EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION lies in fostering the professional development of our employees through continuous dialogue about their needs and motivations, while offering them a wide variety of development opportunities.


We are proud of our unique and strong culture and values, driven by desire to collaborate and excel for the benefits of patients and society. Our Ipsen Way of Being is a crucial success driver for our Group strategy and our colleagues are the hearts, brains and architects of Ipsen’s success, now and in the future.




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What inspires us

Improving the lives of patients is what drives us, with the search for innovative solutions to disabling conditions at the heart of everything we do. We recognize the contribution that our greatest asset, our employees, make to the lives of many patients; In return we encourage them to reach their full potential by providing a stimulating working environment and enhanced benefits to support them. Patient centricity is naturally part of the culture at Milton Park. We attract the top talent, and build a sense of belonging among our employees through our ‘Ipsen Way of Being’. Understanding the importance of a human journey of shared commitments, our Company Social Responsibility harnesses the power of our employees to have a responsible and sustainable impact on patients, communities and the environment. As part of the wider UK & Ireland Hub, we are collaborating to deliver extraordinary outcomes for patients, customers and our community of valued current and future colleagues.






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At a glance

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Action highlights

At Ipsen we know what makes us an employer of choice, we focus on our people staying with us and developing their skills. In July 2019, we created iLearn a defined development tool, which includes a Leadership Pathway. We actively share knowledge with access to scientific seminars, another great opportunity to share and learn each day. 

We aim to make a difference in the lives of our colleagues and commit to showing acts of kindness in our words and actions, or simply by sending a High Five with a thanks! Taking care of our well-being is vital and we knew this during the pandemic, so we began virtual Yoga and Pilates classes, as well as several wellness workshops. Additionally, to help us stay in control of finances we used MyEva, a personal digital financial advisor, including using iBenefits to access discounts and cashback. 

It’s important to us to be a flexible working environment to support our work life balance, whether at home or in the office.

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Word from the top

IPSEN Milton Park is a special place to work. As a key component of IPSEN’s global mission to a future where patients have access to life-changing treatments for cancers, rare diseases and neurological conditions, we work tirelessly to ensure no patient is left behind. Housing a skilled and committed team, our R&D Hub is designed to encourage innovation, foster collaboration, and has openness, sharing and curiosity at its heart. 

We actively listen to employees and apply our learning mindset to continuously improve. Employees are supported and encouraged to develop and grow within the company. We have a strong safety, wellbeing and company social responsibility culture that has a wide-reaching positive impact for employees and society. This truly is a Great Place To Work!

John Chaddock
Vice President, Head of REED Operations & Site Head Milton Park
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Career and jobs

Application tips

We are in the business of fast-moving innovation. From day one we put in place a comprehensive on-boarding program that covers all the basics about how we work. We offer our employees international assignments and smart collaboration across functions and disciplines, and we encourage everyone to act like entrepreneurs, always on the lookout for opportunities.

We believe that anything is possible, and we want every one of our people to believe the same of themselves. Below outlines Ipsen’s strategy and how employees can reach their full potential.

We share and learn everyday – working in a collaborative environment, opportunity to learn from others and share your knowledge and experience

We own the outcome – Achieving results and owning what we do for our patients

We lead with purpose – Everyone has an important role at Ipsen, be inspiring and innovative



Our great workplace

To view a list of our current vacancies, please visit

Nadia Hussain
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Tel: 07825 019 094
0870 608 8780
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