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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

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

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Organisation position and purpose:

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

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Organisation position and purpose     

A post-doctoral scientist or equivalent with practical experience of virology is required to work on Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in an UKRI GCRF funded research project within the Non-Vesicular Reference Laboratories (NVRL) in conjunction with the Vaccine Differentiation Group at The Pi

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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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 Luke Alphey, the Head of Arthr

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Organisation position and purpose      

Working in the Viral Glycoproteins research group the successful candidate will conduct detailed molecular research on the inclusion bodies of bovine RSV. Using an exciting range of state-of-the-art techniques including correlative light electron microscopy, live cell imaging, proteom

Location: The Pirbright Institute

 

Organisation position and purpose:

The BMS/Controls / Shift Engineer works as part of a 24 hour /7 day continental shift pattern providing site monitoring and system management of a highly automated high containment site. Including HVAC and process plant, high containment drainage and effluent treatment plants and equipment, standard 

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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