Career opportunities in research

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Employment offers

If you are interested in working together with us...

This section of our website is a good place to start if you are looking for jobs for researchers, PhD and postdoc opportunities! You can contact the HR Department or the Heads of Departments outside the period of the announced selection procedures. Graduates of PhD study from abroad are welcome.

VRI Major Research Areas

Infectious diseases and preventive medicine

  • Viral Diseases of Cattle
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Viral Infections
  • Emerging Viral Infections
  • Viral Infections of Fish
  • Clinical Immunology and Immunology of Infectious Diseases

Microbiology and antimicrobial resistance

  • Food and Environmental Virology
  • Salmonella Infections in Farm Animals
  • Probiotics and Animal Health
  • Collection of Animal Pathogenic Microorganisms
  • Zoonoses and Antibiotic Resistance

Genetics and reproductive biotechnologies

  • Clinical Genetics and Genotoxicology
  • Mammalian Reproduction

Pharmacology and toxicology

  • Biochemical Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
  • Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology


VRI is a member of the "HR Excellence in Research" Community for our commitment to consistently supporting and managing HR processes in line with European requirements for quality HR management in research according to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. We met the conditions and necessary requirements for certification. We are one of the institutions entitled to use this certificate in recognition of the transparency, openness and quality of HR standards in research.


DOCUMENT (March 2023): VRI Policy for Recruitment and Selection of Employees

This OTM-R public document outlines in detail the steps of our internal recruitment and selection process. The aim is to describe the internal system for recruiting researchers and other VRI employees, which respects the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and which provides more detailed information for all stakeholders in the process. This document is an output of Action 5 of our VRI HRS4R Action Plan 2022-2026.