Jobs

To apply for one of the positions listed below, please send a copy of your CV with an optional cover letter to pirbright.hr@pirbright.ac.uk.

Laboratory cleaner (flexible hours)

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of not only our laboratories onsite, but various other operational buildings as part of a team of eight social laboratory cleaners. The postholder will also learn and use our specialist autoclave equipment to safely dispose of used chemicals. The role sits as part of the research services department which sits within the capability directorate.

Research group leader (x2)

The purpose of the roles are to lead a dynamic and highly collaborative research group aligned to the Institute strategic priorities. The Pirbright Institute is an internationally renowned centre of expertise, playing a key global role in supporting policy decision making regarding their detection and control and carrying out high quality research.

Bioinformatician (x2)

The successful applications will help manage the production and analysis of host and pathogen data obtained from long and short read sequencing machines operating inside its containment facility. In addition to developing its own research lines, the Integrative Biology and Bioinformatics group administers a state of the art computer cluster (which has about 500 cores, 4TB of RAM and 0.5 PB of disk space) and takes general oversight of sequencing capabilities.

Research scientist

This position is an important role as part of a multi-institution project funded by the DARPA safe genes programme, entitled “daisy chain systems for the precise alteration of local populations”. The primary purpose is to realise in practice the “daisy drive” concept for locally-acting, safe, reversible gene drive systems in several species including nematodes and mosquitoes, currently no daisy drive has been developed.

Mosquito research technician

This position is an important role as part of a multi-institution project funded by the DARPA safe genes programme, entitled “daisy chain systems for the precise alteration of local populations”. The primary purpose is to realise in practice the “daisy drive” concept for locally-acting, safe, reversible gene drive systems in several species including nematodes and mosquitoes, currently no daisy drive has been developed.

Senior postdoctoral research scientist - postdoctoral research scientist (x2)

The successful applicant will be offered either Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Research Scientist. These two positions are important roles as part of a multi-institution project funded by the DARPA Safe Genes programme, entitled “Daisy Chain Systems for the Precise Alteration of Local Populations”. The primary purpose is to realise in practice the “daisy drive” concept for locally-acting, safe, reversible gene drive systems in several species including nematodes and mosquitoes, currently no daisy drive has been developed.

Electrical engineer (x2)

Based on the Pirbright site carrying out planned preventative and reactive maintenance activities, including operation and maintenance (to competency level) we are looking for two Electrical Engineers of mechanical building services and process plant, including high containment HEPA filtered HVAC systems, high containment drainage and effluent treatment plants/equipment, standard building services including gases, water, compressed air, steam/condense and refrigerated systems.

Stores and dangerous goods operative

The stores and dangerous goods operative is a key role in supporting science and delivering a first class service to our internal and external customers. As part of the research services department and reporting directly to the inventory and supply chain manager, you will be responsible for ensuring all Institute deliveries are accurately checked, receipted and recorded in a timely manner. This will include the receipting of diagnostic samples and the occasional use of the forklift truck (training will be given if required).

Senior laboratory technician

The Senior Laboratory Technician is a pivotal member of the team who supports the day to day activities of the Non-Vesicular Reference Laboratories at the Pirbright Institute in delivering an excellent diagnostic service and characterise outbreaks of certain viral diseases that have a strong predisposition for trans-boundary spread.

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