The Pirbright Institute receives strategic funding from BBSRC

Recruitment for vacancies within The Pirbright Institute is managed on our behalf of the Institute by the RCUK Shared Services Ltd. To view or apply for this vacancy please visit the RCUK careers website, where an application form and further details can be found: http://www.topcareer.jobs/ www.topcareer.jobs/.

The vacancies listed below are still being recruited directly by The Pirbright Institute. For further information or application details on any of these particular vacancies please contact the institute directly via pirbright.hr@pirbright.ac.uk.

Jobs


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14P-61Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Arbovirus Pathogenesis GroupThe successful candidate will be part of the Arbovirus Pathogenesis Group. The work of the group includes studies on virus infections of arthropods, arthropod cell cultures and pathogenesis of arboviral encephalitis and arthralgia in mammals. Research focuses on mosquito- and tick-transmitted viruses; in particular, the mosquito-borne alphaviruses Semliki Forest virus (SFV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV), mosquito-borne bunyaviruses including Rift Valley fever virus (RVF), and tick-borne flaviviruses including tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) and Langat virus (LGTV). The group works closely with the Tick Cell Biobank managed by Dr Lesley Bell-Sakyi. The aim of the project is to investigate the antiviral RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism in ticks and mosquitoes. For this purpose well-established cell lines will be used. The necessary techniques as well as the specialist equipment required for this project are available within the Arbovirus Pathogenesis Group. PDF08-08-2014
IRC148514Quality AdvisorThe Institute laboratory staff are due to occupy a brand new multi million pound high bio-containment laboratory complex this year, as part of an ambitious plan to redevelop our Surrey site to additionally provide commercial space, a conference centre, accommodation and social facilities (further details can be found at: http://www.research.pirbright.ac.uk/redevelopment/). The Institute Quality Assurance Team will play a key role in enabling this campus vision to become a reality. This position is within the Institute Quality Assurance Team, and is based at the Pirbright campus. It offers the opportunity to develop and provide an innovative service to all members of the Institute staff, ensuring that the Quality Management System and The Pirbright Institute activities are managed effectively, maintained to the highest Standard(s) and are continuously improved. The position requires a self-motivated individual, with excellent inter-personal and communication skills, working autonomously but mainly working as part of a team liaising with the Head of Quality. This is an exciting time to join the Pirbright Quality Assurance Team as we look to reinvigorate the Institutes Quality Management System with significant resource allocation, and roll out of the Q pulse software solution. Working closely with the Head of Quality / Risk Manager and other QA staff within the Institute, the primary function of this post will be support to and maintenance of the Institute ISO/IEC 17025 scope of accreditation through active support to accredited groups and internal audit activity. PDF31-07-2014
IRC148515Quality AdvisorThe Institute laboratory staff are due to occupy a brand new multi million pound high bio-containment laboratory complex this year, as part of an ambitious plan to redevelop our Surrey site to additionally provide commercial space, a conference centre, accommodation and social facilities (further details can be found at: http://www.research.pirbright.ac.uk/redevelopment/). The Institute Quality Assurance Team will play a key role in enabling this campus vision to become a reality. This position is within the Institute Quality Assurance Team, and is based at the Pirbright campus. It offers the opportunity to develop and provide an innovative service to all members of the Institute staff, ensuring that the Quality Management System and The Pirbright Institute activities are managed effectively, maintained to the highest Standard(s) and are continuously improved. The position requires a self-motivated individual, with excellent inter-personal and communication skills, working autonomously but mainly working as part of a team liaising with the Head of Quality. This is an exciting time to join the Pirbright Quality Assurance Team as we look to reinvigorate the Institutes Quality Management System with significant resource allocation, and roll out of the Q pulse software solution. The primary function of this post will be to provide support to the Head of Quality / Risk Manager in the day to day activities that ensure the proper functioning of the Institute Quality Management System. PDF31-07-2014
IRC148513Head of Quality Assurance/Institute Risk ManagerThe Head of Quality Assurance and Institute Risk Manager is responsible for delivery of the quality assurance function within the Institute and implementation and maintenance of the Institute risk register. Additional responsibilities include the provision of support to the Institute business continuity agenda. This role is essential in creating and developing a quality assurance and risk management strategy which effectively supports the compliance and governance functions of the Institute. The quality assurance position has a key role in determining the following five activities: 1. Development and deployment of comprehensive organisational purpose 2. Adequacy of the organisational management system 3. Effectiveness of implementation of the organisational management system 4. Delivery of required outcomes from the organisational management system 5. Support and promote an effective culture of continual improvement PDF31-07-2014
IRC149733Cleaner (Pirbright, Surrey)The Central Services Unit (CSU) resides as part of the Engineering and Estates function and services specific scientific support activities. In this post, the Cleaner (Pirbright) reports to the Cleaning and Autoclave Supervisor and will be part of a team focused on cleaning and waste management within the institute. The Pirbright Institute Engineering and Estates department consists of 50+ multidisciplinary staff employing skills and expertise to support some 400 scientific and operations staff across two sites (Compton near Newbury and Pirbright near Woking). The post holder will be expected to work to an organised cleaning schedule and will be responsible for the quality of the cleaning in their allocated areas. These areas could contain a combination of laboratories, offices, bathrooms, canteens and/or mess rooms. The post holder will also be required to operate autoclaves and move laundry, which involves light lifting, and could be required to deliver internal mail. Training and equipment is supplied, and the post holder will be responsible for maintaining the equipment in a good working condition. The Institute is currently commissioning a laboratory to service 100 scientists and building an additional facility to service 90 scientific and support staff at the Pirbright site. PDF31-07-2014

Further particulars on the Fellowships and how to apply can be found here.

Fellowships


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2013/2014FellowshipsThe Pirbright Institute is a world-leading centre for research and surveillance to prevent virus diseases of livestock and virus transmission from animals to humans. We wish to attract and encourage the best scientists to join the Institute to help take forward this important and exciting area of science. In order to help achieve this aim, the Institute has introduced its own Fellowships Scheme to enable outstanding early-stage, post-doctoral scientists to develop their own research programme, within the remit of the Institute. The Institute is also open to discussions with prospective employees who wish to apply for externally funded fellowships based at the Pirbright Institute. If you would like to discuss how your own scientific ideas might fit with these possible openings, informal enquiries can be made to the Institute Director of Science, Professor David Paton (e-mail: david.paton@pirbright.ac.uk). Alternatively telephone 01483 232441 or e-mail pirbright.hr@pirbright.ac.uk.PDF31-12-2014