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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IRC163473Cleaner (Pirbright)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. PDF07-11-2014

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 Institute Director of Science, Professor David Paton (e-mail: Alternatively telephone 01483 232441 or e-mail