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Working at Pirbright

Working at Pirbright

The Pirbright Institute employs a dynamic and vibrant community of around 350 staff covering a diverse set of chosen fields, backgrounds and experience. We all play a crucial role in furthering the Institute’s aspirations, advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through our excellent scientific research, knowledge sharing and contribution; with a real focus in improving the world in which we live. Our outlook is always balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one Institute’ approach.

Pirbright is a proud holder of the Athena SWAN Bronze Award. The award recognises the advancement of gender equality at the Institute. 

The Institute also offers a range of benefits including childcare vouchers, onsite gym, and social club at its site in Surrey.

What we offer

  • Generous Group Personal Pension Scheme and life cover (subject to age and earnings)
  • 25 days' annual leave per annum, pro rata, plus 10.5 public and privilege days
  • Option to buy and sell annual leave
  • Option to carry over up to two weeks' annual leave
  • Pirbright gym with subsidised membership
  • Pirbright social club
  • Pirbright Lifestyle Hub (employee discount site)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised staff restaurant
  • Childcare allowance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Electric car charging facilities

Current vacancies

We are commited to training and career development, as well as equality and diversity, creating a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, for example individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, and people with disabilities (visible and hidden).  We are committed to taking steps to increase the diversity of our employee and student community and removing any barriers to opportunities and success.

We recognise the need for flexibility in our working and personal lives and we have a range of flexible working arrangements in practice.  Where the role allows, arrangements can also be agreed for some informal home-working and we are open to candidate questions about this.  If you wish to find out more, or have any questions, please contact

View our latest vacancies

How to apply

Applications for our vacancies must be made via our recruitment portal. For further information about completing your application, see our guidance notes.

If you have any queries about recruitment at Pirbright, please email

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