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:

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


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IRC172573Post-doc BBSRC-DBT GrantThe post holder will be a post-doc on a new BBSRC grant entitled “An effective vaccination programme for the eradication of foot-and-mouth disease from India” which will be delivered through a collaboration between The Pirbright Institute, The University of Glasgow, The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale in Brescia, Italy and the FMD Project Directorate in India. Our objectives are to develop new approaches to (a) improve predictions of the need for and value of new vaccine strains; (b) produce more broadly cross-reactive vaccines; (c) monitor viral circulation in vaccinated areas, and (d) evaluate vaccine performance in the field and target vaccine use. The post holder will contribute to the laboratory-based studies at Pirbright which have the following specific objectives: 1. To develop better tools for vaccine strain selection by testing the immunodominance of antigenic sites and the contribution of different constituent amino acid residues by reverse genetics approaches. 2. To investigate whether or not cross-serotype reactive antibodies to the capsid surface can be found and may be protective by investigating the protective value of antibodies to conserved epitopes. Assistance may also be provided to colleagues in India to help establish surveillance testing of milk for the presence of FMDV RNA or FMDV-specific antibodies. PDF02-01-2015

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


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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 Human Resources Department (e-mail: Alternatively telephone 01483 232441 PDF31-12-2014