Job Reference: 919-BA-18950116-EXT
- Public Health England
- Colindale, London
- £31,759 - £39,493 per annum (pro rata)
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Job Reference Number: 919-BA-18950116-EXT
Job title: Scientist (Epidemiology)
Employer: Public Health England
Department: HCAI & AMR Division, National Infection Service
Locations: Colindale, NW London
Salary: HEO Inner London pay range: £31,759-£39,493
Hours: 37.5 hours
Job Type Maternity cover for 12 months (12/10/2020 to 11/10/2021)
Public Health England will provide strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health, which started on 1 April 2013. We are a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.
The mission of the Healthcare Associated Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance Division (HCAI & AMR) within the National Infection Service is to protect people from healthcare-associated and antimicrobial resistant infections, through world-leading public health microbiology, outbreak response, surveillance, research and interventions.
The primary function of this post is to coordinate and develop the collation and epidemiological analysis of HCAI & AMR surveillance data-sets, in particular surveillance of Infections in Critical Care Units. Under the supervision of senior scientific staff, the post holder will regularly extract, collate and validate surveillance data-sets and carry out epidemiological analyses to monitor trends, geographic distribution and risk factors. They will contribute to the delivery of surveillance and policy reports and to peer-reviewed publications.
The post-holder will adopt a variety of public health and surveillance portfolios, develop and implement standardised data collection and analysis protocols, will identify data quality issues and will facilitate their resolution. They will ensure that data are collected and processed in accordance with relevant policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) and will undertake regular assessments of data quality and completeness. We are looking for candidates with a degree in a suitable science subject with experience of scientific research, data management and interpreting and evaluating epidemiological data
Enquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Sarah Gerver, Sarah.Gerver@phe.gov.uk
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