The Pirbright Institute receives strategic funding from BBSRC

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14P-103 Postdoctoral Scientist The Pirbright Institute, an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is a unique national centre that works through its highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience to enhance the UK capability to contain, control, and eliminate viral diseases of animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. We thereby support the competitiveness of UK livestock and poultry producers, and improve the health and quality of life of both animals and people. The Pirbright Institute is currently situated on two campuses, Pirbright Laboratory in Surrey and Compton Laboratory in Berkshire. The process of transferring Compton Laboratory activities to Pirbright is underway. LOCATION This post is based at Pirbright. PURPOSE The Pirbright Institute (TPI) is a world leader in research on infectious diseases of livestock with a strong track record in translating this research into more effective disease control. An indefinite postdoctoral position with initial funding for 3 years is available within the Immunogenetics Group led by Dr John Hammond. This group studies the impact of livestock genetic variation on the immune responses to viral infection. The ultimate aim is to increase vaccine efficacy and improve disease resistance. This position is for a bioinformatician with experience in sequence assembly. As part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes other bioinformaticians at the United States Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research Service in Maryland, they will be the UK lead in the sequencing, assembly, annotation and analysis of variable genomic regions in cattle using Pacific Biosystems and Illumina technology. This data will then be used to develop and validate SNP panels for genotyping and genome wide association studies for disease traits. Previous experience in this or a closely aligned discipline is desired and the ability to communicate and collaborate at a high level will be essential from the start of the project. PDF10-02-2015
14P-90Junior Science Support TechnicianThe Pirbright Institute is designated as the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and acts as a reference laboratory for FMD on behalf of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE). Work within the WRLFMD includes applying new technologies for the detection and characterisation of important livestock disease agents such as FMD. These methods underpin the diagnostic work also carried out by the WRLFMD. The successful candidate will work alongside members of the Vesicular Disease Reference and non-Vesicular Reference Laboratories and will be supervised by senior team members. PDF06-02-2015

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