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Current vacancies

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.

How to apply

Applications for our vacancies listed below 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 jobs@pirbright.ac.uk.

Current vacancies

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Maintenance Owner to join our team within the Estates Maintenance Services (EMS) Department. You will support the daily operations of our department, delivering the maintenance programme on a high containment site.

The Senior Owners Position will report t

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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African swine fever virus is a high consequence transboundary viral disease of pigs that has resulted in the deaths of millions of pigs and wild boar across Europe and Asia. In order to combat this disease the postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for delivering the scientific objectives of a research project

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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Based on the Pirbright site carrying out planned preventative and reactive maintenance activities, including operation and maintenance (to competency level) we are looking for an Electrical Engineer of mechanical building services and process plant, including high containment HEPA filtered HVAC systems, high containment

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and resourceful individual to be involved in the knowledge exchange and commercialisation team. The team provides the Institute with the necessary support and continuity for existing technology transfer and commercialisation activities and develops new initiatives

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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This is a critical role to direct, coordinate and monitor the physical and people security of Pirbright as a Major Hazard Site that must comply with requirements defined by the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office.  The role must effectively identify, assess and mitigate physical and people security

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The successful candidate will undertake a recognised apprenticeship in Mechanical building services/process engineering maintenance within the Institutes Estates and Facilities Department and assisting with planned and reactive responses to our high containment facilities as and

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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One of the main research of the Viral Immunology group is in the field of Foot and Mouth Disease vaccinology by developing novel FMD vaccines as well as assays for quality control of such vaccines. A research scientist/postdoctoral position is available for 2 years to work in a project funded by the Bill and Melin

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Organisation position and purpose:      

The successful candidate will undertake a recognised apprenticeship in Electrical building services/process engineering maintenance within the Institutes Estates and Facilities Department and assisting with planned and reactive responses to our high containment facilities as and when

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