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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

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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 WOAH reference laboratories and provides diagnostic and confirmatory testing for both national (Defra...

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The BACS (Building Automation and Control System) Shift Assistant works as part of a 24/7 continental shift pattern providing site monitoring and system management of a highly automated high...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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This is a new opportunity for a passionate  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead to inform and lead the delivery of our continual EDI improvement plans across the Institute. Pirbright is committed to being a fully inclusive organisation and ensuring that EDI is at the centre of...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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As part of the Pirbright Development Programme Client Team (DP Team), the Senior Project Manager reports to the EMS Senior Capability Leader and is a central part of EMS operations.

The Senior PM will provide project management leadership to the DP Team acting as the...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The Institute uses a variety of communications channels, including social media. These channels are vital to communicate the impact of work effectively with our staff, stakeholders and members of the public and the Digital Communications Officer...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Administrator with a passion for Learning and Development (L&D) to join our HR team and to help deliver day-to-day L&D requirements. Our team ethos is one of supporting each other to develop...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The Pirbright Institute is delivering a large-scale government funded development programme for laboratories and related infrastructure. Within the Capability directorate, there is a dedicated internal team (DP team) which supports this programme...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The successful candidate will report to the Head of Quality and Organisation in the day-to-day activities and is accountable for ensuring the proper functioning of the the Pirbright Institute Quality Management System (QMS) – ensuring conformity,...

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 automation & controls management,...

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to execute and continue to develop bioinformatics pipelines to analyse transcriptomic data and antibody single cell sequencing data in livestock. This post is funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant aiming to defining the fine...

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