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15P-61Head of Risk & Assurance and Biological Safety OfficerThe post holder will take on management through leadership, co-ordination, communication and responsibility for the delivery of Health, Safety, Biosafety and Quality Assurance at the Pirbright Institute. They will ensure that all relevant legislation compliance and accreditation is met to enable the delivery of high quality research. They will actively work to ensure that the Institute remains compliant in all areas of health, safety and biosafety. He/she will hold the position of Biological Safety Officer for the Institute and be the primary point of contact for regulators such as HSE and Defra. PDF26-10-2015
15P-46Diagnostic ScientistThe Pirbright Institute is designated as the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, as a reference laboratory for FMD by the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) and as the European Union Reference Laboratory for FMD by the EU. The Serum Assay Unit is charged with carrying out diagnostic tests for the detection of antibodies against vesicular diseases such as FMD virus, Swine Vesicular Disease Virus (SVDV) and Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) on behalf of Defra, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the European Union. This data is used for export/import of livestock, post vaccination monitoring and vaccine matching. The employee would be hired as a diagnostician to carry out serological assay (ELISAs and neutralisation tests) to fulfil the obligations of the funding bodies. In additional research would be carried out to improve on current assays and validate additional assays that may come on the market.PDF14-10-2015

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