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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

The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute delivers world-leading research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks. We study viruses of livestock that are endemic and exotic to the UK, including zoonotic viruses, by using the most advanced tools and technologies to understand host-pathogen interactions in animals and a

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This project is part of a collaboration between The Pirbright Institute and the University of Glasgow to apply innovative genomics technologies for the improved design of vaccines against major avian pathogens such as infectious bronchitis virus (IBV).  Poultry is a critical food source, with about 44 billion chic

Location: The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute delivers world-leading research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks. We study viruses of livestock that are endemic and exotic to the UK, including zoonotic viruses, by using the most advanced tools and technologies to understand host-pathogen interactions in animals and a

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The successful applicant will be employed in the Non-vesicular reference laboratory (NVRL) in close collaboration with the Orbivirus Research Group, funded by a Defra science project. The post will report to the Head of the NVRL and the Head of the Orbivirus research group. The post holder will work daily with two postdo

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The Cell Culture Unit resides within the Research Services department (Capability Directorate) and provides specific scientific support activities. This post is part of the Cell Culture team. The Cell Culture team is part of the Research Services department which sits within the Capability Directorate.

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The Health, Safety & Biosafety (HSBS) team work within the Directorate of Risk & Assurance to enable scientific excellence by ensuring the provision of a healthy, safe, and legally compliant workplace. The team work closely with Science groups to embed safe working practices and develop

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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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 required under supervision.

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The Postdoctoral Research Scientist is a pivotal member of the African swine fever virus research group and will support the group in delivering the objectives of a research project which aims to develop gene-deleted modified live vaccines for African swine fever targeted for use in Africa. The position will

Location: The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute delivers world-leading research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks. We study viruses of livestock that are endemic and exotic to the UK, including zoonotic viruses, by using the most advanced tools and technologies to understand host-pathogen interactions in animals and ar

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