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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 Compliance Administrator role is pivotal to provide support and smooth running of the Compliance team. This role involves communicating with internal and external stakeholders and ensuring continuous tracking, review, and updating of the...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The role is to provide support in all areas of management accounts. This will invoice providing a full service to all internal managers covering budgetary control, monthly reports, costings and other financial reporting requirements. It will also...

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DEFEND (https://defend2020.eu/) is a 5 year project funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, running from 2018 to 2023. DEFEND focuses on the control of two viruses of livestock which are...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The CLA team sits within the Central Services Unit which is part of the Research Services department sitting within the Capability Directorate. The Position of Cleaning, Laundry & Autoclave Operator reports to the Cleaning, Laundry &...

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The Institute has a vibrant and thriving student community comprised of more than 60 PhD students, MSc research project students, BSc year-in-industry students and undergraduate veterinary students.

The Education Officer is a pivotal member...

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SARS-CoV-2 has caused >6.5 million deaths, can establish long-term morbidity, and has devastated economies worldwide. The institute is involved in various collaborations monitoring the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, nationally and...

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 works to enhance the capability to contain, control and eliminate these economically and medically important...

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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 works to enhance the capability to contain, control and eliminate these economically and medically important...

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Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The Impact Manager will play a key role in maximising Pirbright’s impacts with internal and external stakeholders, by identifying and developing impact activities within the Institute and driving a targeted strategy to communicate our impacts...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The Pirbright Institute Estates Management Services team (EMS) provide a large in-house operational management function across the Pirbright campus that comprises many critical functions including, organisational programme management, buildings...

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