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Influenza Molecular Virologist

The purpose of this position is to recruit a Post-doctoral Molecular Virologist within the Avian Influenza Research group at The Pirbright Institute, to carry out investigations to gain insight into the viral factors that contribute to H7N9 virus maintenance in poultry and transmission to humans. This 3-year research project is fully funded by a BBSRC grant.

Training & eLearning Apprentice

The strategy of the Institute’s training team is two-fold:

  • to provide a high level of skills training for postgraduate students, members of staff and visiting scientists
  • to widen the range of materials that we can make available to international clients through e-learning technologies

Working as part of this team, and alongside subject matter experts at the Institute, you will support the development and implementation of training courses, both within house and with a focus on technology-enhanced, distance learning opportunities.

Post-doctoral Research Scientist

This position is funded by the BBSRC through the European Union ANIHWA ERA-Net programme; the project entitled “ARBONET Epidemiological models for control of arboviral disease for Europe” is a consortium of seven European and one Israeli research institutes led by Prof. Ali Mirazimi of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The project focusses on three important arboviral pathogens that are already present in Europe or threaten to invade Europe – tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) and mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) and Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV).


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