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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

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

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 ar

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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This post will act as administrative support to insectary services and also provide wider support for the core capability grant at the Pirbright Institute, a £65m award from BBSRC that supports science facilities and operations. This involves organizing overseas and UK shipments, liaising with insectary users and

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The CSU team is part of the Research Services department which sits within the Capability Directorate. The Position of Cleaning, Laundry & Autoclave Operator reports to the Cleaning, Laundry & Autoclave Supervisor, and works alongside 6 other Laboratory Cleaners, Laundry & Autoclave Operators.

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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The post-holder will take up a lead role (Technical Manager) within the non-vesicular reference laboratories (NVRL) at the Pirbright Institute. The NVRL comprises six National and OIE reference laboratories and provides diagnostic and confirmatory testing for both national (Defra) and international competent

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

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 ar

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Maintenance Owner to join our team within the Estates Maintenance Services (EMS) Department. You will support the daily operations of our department, delivering the maintenance programme on a high containment site.

The Senior Owners Position will report t

Location: The Pirbright Institute

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African swine fever virus is a high consequence transboundary viral disease of pigs that has resulted in the deaths of millions of pigs and wild boar across Europe and Asia. In order to combat this disease the postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for delivering the scientific objectives of a research project

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