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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

This is a very exciting opportunity at the University of Surrey underpinned by a substantial philanthropic contribution and a partnership between the University and The Pirbright Institute.  The position will be within the Section of Immunology in the Department of Biochemical Sciences, part of the School of Biosciences and Medicine at the University.

Fri, 14/02/2020

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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A vacancy has arisen in our busy Human Resources team for a Payroll Officer. You will be a pivotal member of the team, which consists of 8 team members. You will be responsible for processing the delivery of payroll and benefit services to our employees, totaling c360 emplo

Wed, 12/02/2020

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The post holder will work within the non-vesicular reference laboratories (NVRL) at the Pirbright Institute within a large multi-disciplinary team. The NVRL comprises six National and OIE reference laboratories and provides diagnostic and confirmatory testing for both national (Defra) and international competent a

Wed, 05/02/2020

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The post holder will support the day to day activities of the non-vesicular reference laboratories (NVRL) at the Pirbright Institute within a large multi-disciplinary team. The post-holder will be working in our high-containment facilities with SAPO-4 viruses and must comply with all

Wed, 05/02/2020

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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In the Transmission Biology group we study the transmission of viral diseases of livestock using a combination of transmission experiments, field studies and mathematical modelling. A major focus is to understand the transmission of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), particularly via environmen

Tue, 04/02/2020

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Organisation position and purpose

This 4-year Postdoctoral Scientist position is one of several available within the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Pirbright Livestock Antibody Hub. This hub will exploit the recent advances in our understanding of B-cell responses to better understand the protective immune r

Mon, 03/02/2020

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