Epidemiological Support Scientist - Weybridge

APHA - Animal Plant & Health Agency
26090.00 - 29210.00 GBP Annual
03 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Epidemiological Support Scientist
GBP26,090 - GBP29,210

At the Animal and Plant Health Agency we protect animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. Joining our Department of Epidemiological Science in this core role, your work will help us to raise the profile of epidemiological research and surveillance projects in the field of veterinary public health, both in the UK and internationally.

As an Epidemiological Support Scientist, you'll take responsibility for specific epidemiological tasks within research and surveillance projects. You'll enjoy a varied range of duties, including conducting descriptive analysis on large animal health data sets. We will rely on you to design project documents, ranging from protocols and questionnaires through to data collection forms and schedules. Crucially, you'll produce both progress and final reports for diverse research projects and disease surveillance activities - and you could contribute to the publication of scientific findings.

To join us, you'll need a science degree plus a keen interest in epidemiology and veterinary public health. We'll expect you to demonstrate technical ability in handling quantitative data - from data cleaning, to validation, to results reporting. The ability to conduct descriptive analysis is vital. Ideally, you'll also have basic statistics skills. Experience of project documents, field-based sampling, British livestock industries and statistical software would all be advantage. You'll certainly be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. In our fast-paced environment, you will also need good communication skills and the ability to make sound, evidence-based decisions.

We are currently recruiting to a number of posts within the Department of Epidemiological Sciences. If you're not sure which role or grade to apply for, please feel free to apply for all that match your skills and interests. We will consider and assess each application independently.

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Closing date: Sunday 23 rd July 2017