Job Reference: 919-BA-1333637-EXT
- Public Health England
- St Philips Place, Birmingham
- £28,082 - £35,434 per annum
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Job Reference Number: 919-BA-1333637-EXT
Job title: Epidemiology & Information Systems Specialist
Employer: Public Health England
Department: NIS – Field Service
Locations: PHE Birmingham
Salary: £28,082 - £35,434 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 12/07/2020
Interview Date: Interviews using video conferencing may be used for this post – dates to be confirmed
Applications are welcomed from interested applicants currently on EO grade looking for a promotion
An opportunity has arisen to join the Field Service Midlands team as an Epidemiology & Information Systems Specialist (HEO) on a permanent basis.
Along with other members of the team, the post-holder would be responsible for the installation, training, maintenance and ongoing support of the Second-Generation Surveillance System (SGSS) at 13 laboratories across the West Midlands region. This system is critical for PHE’s health protection surveillance activity and exceedance alerts. The role will involve supporting outbreaks and epidemiological investigations through the creation and administration of outbreak databases and through providing advice and expertise on data sources and capture.
The post holder will liaise with medical and scientific staff in hospital microbiology laboratories and improve data quality through providing ongoing support and training. They will respond to complex or sensitive data requests, which often requires analysis and interpretation of surveillance data. These activities are crucial to deliver the Field Service core offer of service as agreed with local PHE Centres.
Candidates with strong technical skills in the use of statistical / database / mapping / web tools such as SQL, SharePoint, Stata, R and ArcGIS are desired. Where necessary, additional training will be provided to support the post-holder to deliver their duties.
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