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Head of Orbivirus Molecular Research

The purpose of the role is to lead a dynamic and highly collaborative research group in the area of virology with a focus on the molecular biology of orbiviruses. The Pirbright Institute is an internationally renowned centre of expertise in these pathogens, playing a key global role in supporting policy decision making regarding their detection and control and carrying out high quality research.

Mechanical and Electrical Project Manager & Estates Liaison

The Pirbright Institute is delivering a large scale capital development programme over the next 5 years involving the development and construction of government funded laboratories and related infrastructure. The Capability Directorate has developed an internal team to support the projects and act as a liaison between the contracted suppliers and the client body.  This team is made up of full time staff and staff whose time is split between supporting the programme and other Institute roles.

Postdoctoral Scientist (Reverse Genetics)

This successful candidate will conduct studies using reverse genetics to understand the role of bluetongue virus (BTV) genetics in determining spread and infection of vectors. BTV has emerged in a series of epidemics in Europe with a substantial economic impact on farming in this region and Pirbright is at the forefront of responses to these incursions, including in its role as EU reference laboratory for the virus.


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