Epidemiologist - Weybridge

APHA - Animal Plant & Health Agency
36870.00 - 42760.00 GBP Annual
03 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

GBP36,870 - GBP42,760


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 Sciences in this vital role, you'll lead and manage epidemiological research and surveillance projects. You'll make a real difference in the fields of national and international veterinary and public health.

As an Epidemiologist, you'll be responsible for project design, progress, management, information reports and data analysis. In this varied post, you could focus on areas of work as diverse as animal and zoonotic viral diseases, bovine TB, bacterial diseases and food safety portfolios. Securing research funding in collaboration with partners such as the Royal Veterinary College, you'll drive projects that deliver results with a real impact on animal health policy. We will look to you to produce and disseminate reports, as well as scientific publications. What's more, you will help to shape our future and ways of working - from developing and evaluating surveillance methods, to informing policy development, and supporting the development of epidemiology capabilities across the agency. Keen to make a positive impact on veterinary public health, you are willing to travel within the UK and abroad as necessary.

To join us, you'll need postgraduate qualifications in epidemiology or a PhD on a relevant topic. You'll bring to the role an excellent understanding of the principles of veterinary epidemiology and British livestock production systems. Your track record includes the application of epidemiology to animal disease surveillance and control, as well as the design and implementation of epidemiological studies. The ability to conduct multivariable analysis using a programme such as R, Stata or SAS is also vital. In this fast-paced field of work, it is your flair for leadership, communication and collaboration that really set you apart.

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