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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

Organisation position and purpose:      

The Pirbright Institute hosts the National Reference Laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and is designated as the World Reference Laboratory for FMD (WRLFMD) by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and acts as a reference laboratory for FMD on be

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Organisation position and purpose:

This fixed term 1-year Postdoctoral Scientist position will work within a newly established research group that strengthens the Institute’s cellular immunology research, with a focus on T and B cell immunity in pigs and cattle. This will include helping to establish a new research portfolio, including building collaborat

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Purpose of role

  • To provide leadership supporting the highly complex buildings and biocontainment facilities, including laboratories, animal facilities and insectaries, and specialist engineering systems. Ensuring training, development and management of staff in all relevant areas of capability management.
  • To cooperate and coordinate with

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