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Brooks Facility in Manchester

Discover our Facility in Irlam, Manchester!

Brooks has applied its automation and cryogenics expertise to meet the sample storage needs of customers in the life sciences industry, through Brooks Life Sciences. Brooks Life Sciences offerings include a broad range of products and services for on-site infrastructure for sample management at temperatures of 20°C to -190°C, as well as comprehensive outsource service solutions across the complete life cycle of biological samples including collection, transporta-tion, processing, storage, protection, retrieval and disposal.

Manchester based RTS Life Science was acquired by Brooks Automation Inc in 2011. This was closely followed by the acquisition of Nexus Biosystems, incorporating Remp Sample Management and Aurora Biotechnologies, also in 2011. Since then Brooks Life Sciences has grown both organically and through further acquisitions of: Matrical Bioscience in 2013, FluidX Limited in 2014, Biostorage Technologies Inc. in 2015, Cool Lab LLC. in 2016, Pacific Biomaterial Management Inc. and 4titude Limited in 2017 and The GENEWIZ Group in 2018, and RURO Inc. in 2020.

Perks & Features

 Convenient location:
Car: Manchester site is strategically located in the centre of the North West motorway network: accessible via M60 and the M6 motorway.

Train: Brooks is only a 5-minute walk from Irlam railway station, which is on the Manchester- Liverpool line. Train times can be checked on

Flight: Manchester Airport is located approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Brooks. There are daily direct flights to/from most major airports in Europe and the US. There are also frequent flights to London Heathrow for direct flights to most parts of the world.

Free Car Parking and Cycle storage facilities are available for all employees.

  Explore Manchester:
Manchester is a vibrant city full of culture and adventure, with the many bars, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums, Manchester really does have something for everyone. Manchester is home to world class football clubs so maybe a visit to the stadiums, or the National Football Museum.

In a recent survey compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Manchester was voted the best UK city to live in. Clearly, it’s not grim up north! Manchester is a great place to live and work, enjoy exploring!

  Social Events
All Manchester employees are invited to join the Brooks Sports and Social club, which gives employees the chance to relax and get to know colleagues, in a social setting. Recent events have seen employees dining and drinking in the vibrant city centre, to trips to the local bowling alley and golf range. 


Q: What is the culture like at the office?
A: Our culture is inclusive, where hard work is celebrated and rewarded. With an incredible culture that embraces innovation, challenges the status quo and encourages novel thinking and collaboration, our success incorporates the core value of customer focus, achievement, accountability, teamwork, integrity and valuing employees.

Q: How many employees are there in Manchester?
A: We are growing fast, currently there are 230 employees based at the Manchester site.

Q: Does Brooks offer benefits to all its employees?
A: Yes, there is a comprehensive Benefits package for employees that work 25 hours, or more. In addition to Health benefits, we’re proud to offer Employee Stock Purchase Plans.

Career Opportunities In Manchester, UK
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    Brooks Facility in Manchester


    Northbank, Irlam,
    Manchester M44 5AY UK

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      "I have been blessed with excellent managers at Brooks that have helped me develop professionally and personally. Every day here at Brooks I have an opportunity to make a difference. It is very rewarding working at a company that is committed to excellence for our customers and truly cares about its employees and the community."

      I’ve been working at GENEWIZ, a Brooks Life Sciences Company, for over 10 years across 4 different departments, and this has been a great place to grow my career and develop new skills. The environment is highly collaborative and team-oriented, with a strong focus on customer service. I would strongly recommend GENEWIZ to any prospective employee as an excellent place to work!

      "I am grateful to be a part of such a wonderful company that strives to make the world a better place. My main career goal was to positively contribute to the world around me and, by working at GENEWIZ, I have the chance to make a difference in the field of science and technology. GENEWIZ’s friendly environment and positive atmosphere has allowed me to grow as an individual, learn new things in the field of genomics, and to strive to always find ways to improve. I look forward to my continued growth at GENEWIZ and to contributing to positively making a difference in the world."

      "Working as an associate scientist in technical support for GENEWIZ, a Brooks Life Sciences Company, has provided me with an opportunity to apply my passion for science and helping others to the real world. I am humbled that my skillsets and expertise can play a part in helping research scientists around the world achieve the end goal of their experiments. GENEWIZ has provided me with opportunities to develop my skillsets in the fields of my own personal interests and allows me to practice them with experienced scientists. Every day is a new and exciting challenge and I am eager to see what the rest of my career with the Company has to offer."

      “Working at Brooks has been an amazing experience. I have great mentors and supervisors who provide consistent training, guidance, and support, and give me the opportunity to develop my talents in sales and knowledge in genomics. Overall, Brooks has made me a more well-rounded professional. I am given the opportunity to pursue exciting new projects and am exposed to the most cutting-edge life sciences technologies.”

      “Working at Brooks has empowered me to take on new roles and responsibilities which has allowed me to broaden my career and increase my confidence in my abilities. The technology I work on is novel and the prospect of follow on projects is exciting. I appreciate the team environment in which I work and feel I am a valued employee.”

      “Working at Brooks, I consider myself a technologist working mostly in Software. At Brooks, we work on the latest technologies including robotics, control, machine vision, and machine learning. Through our solutions we are bringing value to customers allowing them to solve their most complex issues. During my 10 years with Brooks, I’ve found hard work is rewarded while seeing how our bleeding edge technology captures market share while working with a fun and dedicated team.”

      “I like working at Brooks because they value their employees and how they work toward a common goal. I get to work both individually and with my team on a variety of challenging projects, which helps me grow both personally and professionally.”

      "Working at Brooks, you are surrounded by a great group of people. They are experienced, have positive energy, and are willing to pull together as a team to go the extra mile. Also, the work we do at Brooks is in a diverse and dynamic market where we are continually coming up with new solutions. The combination of this makes coming to work each day very enjoyable."

      “Working at Brooks has helped me to grow as an engineering leader and innovator. As a research and development engineer, I have the opportunity to work on improving existing technology as well as tackling the next generation of challenges. I can only accomplish these goals due to the exceptional community that has been built at Brooks. Every day I wake up and I am excited to get to work and be a part of that Brooks community.”

      “My one goal after graduating was to begin a career in a company that loved robots as much as I did. As a Mechanical Engineer in the rotational program at Brooks Automation, I look forward to facing new and interesting challenges every day that let me continue to expand my knowledge base. I not only get to work in a wide variety of robotics subfields, but also have the opportunity to work alongside top-tier engineers who are inspiring models for the type of engineer I would want to be like in the future.”

      “It has been fun to be a part of an organization which is growing and adding new products which are truly novel and support an unmet market need. It is a dynamic culture with a lot of opportunity to contribute and grow professionally.”

      STEPHANIE LOEHR, Scientist, SynSeq-Indy
      Scientist, SynSeq-Indy
      MATTHEW HALLER, Scientist I, Project Management
      Scientist I, Project Management
      BRITTANY NUNES, Associate Customer Support Scientist
      Associate Customer Support Scientist
      ERIC ORTOLANO, Associate Customer Support Scientist
      Associate Customer Support Scientist
      CASEY DECESARI, Sales Associate II
      Sales Associate II
      TIFFANY HOLMES, Systems and Project Engineering Manager
      Systems and Project Engineering Manager
      ROY WANG, Sr Director, Software Eng.
      ROY WANG
      Sr Director, Software Eng.
      KRISTEN FORSCHER, Technical Writer
      Technical Writer
      GRANT IMPER, Director, Product Line Manager
      Director, Product Line Manager
      BRIAN MAXWELL, Engineer
      STEPHANE MOISE, Engineer
      DAVID LEWANDOWSKI, Product Marketing Manager
      Product Marketing Manager
      Brooks is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more


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      We welcome and value diversity, to ensure that our work benefits from a broad range of viewpoints and perspectives. Our growing global reach gives us the opportunity to bring to our business an even richer diversity of experiences and capabilities. For assistance in the application process, please reach out to or call (978) 262-2400. Review EEO Law & EEO Statement Here.

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