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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

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The Antibody Production Specialist is a key position within the Pirbright Institute, and is responsible for the production of Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for research. This position has a pivotal role within the Immunological Toolbox project and is responsible for much of the lab work relating to the sequencing,

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The morbilliviruses (measles, canine distemper etc.) are an important group of viral pathogens that infect humans and animals; however, the genetic factors that influence host-range and antibody-mediated immunity have not been fully characterized. This gap in our understanding could lead to vaccine failure and the emerge

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We seek an experienced project manager for the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme DEFEND. DEFEND is a 5 year research project (www.defend2020.eu) which began in June 2018. The DEFEND consortium involves 32 partners from 21 countries

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The post-holder will be a pivotal member of the PRRS Immunology Group and will be responsible for delivery of two new collaborative industry-funded projects aimed at developing novel porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) vaccines. PRRSV is responsible for one of the most economically importan

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Cleaners at The Pirbright Institute provide an essential service maintaining the Institute in a clean and hygienic condition, and completing vital domestic services such as laundry and waste management. The Pirbright Institute is looking for valuable member of the Ce

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The successful candidate will lead experimental work on a new BBSRC-funded project to explore the possibility of developing stress-tolerant honey bees, in particular bees less affected by exposure to viral pathogens. The post-holder will report to the senior postdoc on the grant and

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The Institute’s use of a variety of communications channels, including online media, is vital to maintain and enhance the reputation of the Institute and the work that it does. The quality of content reflects directly on the values of the Institute and this role will have a key part to play in developing and imple

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The Estates Management Services (EMS) department is part of the Capability directorate and plays a key role at the institute through management and implementation of essential planned and reactive engineering maintenance in order to maintain robust high biocontainment systems and services to facilitate new and ongoing s

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About The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute is a world leading centre of excellence in research and surveillance of virus diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. It receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and other bodies including the Bill & M

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The post-holder will be a pivotal member of an international research team funded by an award from the Innovate UK SBRI Vaccines for Global Epidemics – Clinical competition. The project titled ‘A Nipah vaccine to eliminate porcine reservoirs and safeguard human health’ will develop an inexpensive, safe

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