Jobs

To apply for one of the positions listed below, please send a copy of your CV with an optional cover letter to jobs@pirbright.ac.uk.

Electrical technician

An electrical technician opening has arisen at The Pirbright Institute. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in playing a part in the institute, supporting scientific research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks.

Mechanical technician

An mechanical technician opening has arisen at The Pirbright Institute. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in playing a part in the institute, supporting scientific research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks. The post will involve carrying out planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive maintenance duties at the institute to assist and enable scientists to study viruses of livestock that are endemic and exotic to the UK, including zoonotic viruses, to protect animal and human health.

IT 1st line service desk analyst - part-time

The IT 1st line service desk analyst will provide first line technical support to internal staff.  The role will be 2 days per week, these can be flexible, working as part of a job share.  The successful candidate will require an aptitude for working with applications/systems to undertake analysis, diagnosis and resolution of staff problems, which may range from straightforward to more complicated technical issues. There is also a range of administration duties within this role.

Network administrator

This post will act as administrative support to a research network designed to improve collaboration between scientists that study diseases spread by biting flies (https://www.gnatwork.ac.uk/).

IT 2nd line service desk analyst

The IT 2nd line service desk analyst will provide second line technical support to internal staff. The successful candidate will require an aptitude for working with applications/systems to undertake analysis, diagnosis and resolution of staff problems, which may range from straightforward to more complicated technical issues. There is also a range of administration duties within this role.

Head of cell culture

The head of cell culture is responsible for strategic management of the cell culture service at The Pirbright Institute. This involves line management of a dedicated team producing cells for research and diagnostic tests, both internal and external customers, and management of the antibody production and purification service. The head of cell culture reports to the head of research services and is part of the capability directorate responsible for maintaining operational capability at the Pirbright Institute. The head of cell culture will also deputise for the head of research services.

Postdoctoral research scientist

Within this project the immune responses towards Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and nairobi sheep disease (NSD) virus will be mapped. These nairoviruses are transmitted via ticks and cause viral haemorrhagic fever in humans (CCHFV) and sheep and goats (NSDV). The successful candidate will use the NSDV challenge model to study cell-mediated and humoral immune responses to nairoviruses in their natural host (sheep), identifying antigenic targets that correlate with protection.

Fellow or group leader in arbovirology

The purpose of the role is to lead a dynamic and highly collaborative research group in the area of arbovirology with a focus on the molecular biology of host and arthropod infection. The Pirbright Institute is an internationally renowned centre of expertise in these pathogens, playing a key global role in supporting policy decision making regarding their detection and control and carrying out high quality research.

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