Epidemiological Scientist - Weybridge

APHA - Animal Plant & Health Agency
30770.00 - 34760.00 GBP Annual
03 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Epidemiological Scientist
GBP30,770 - GBP34,760

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 key role, you'll support a range of research and surveillance projects. Your contributions will make a real difference in the field of veterinary public health, both in the UK and internationally.

As an Epidemiological Scientist, you will lend epidemiological, analytical and management expertise to a host of projects. You'll also inform the design of epidemiological studies and the generation of reports on disease trends from surveillance activities. We'll look to you to develop expertise in the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, with a particular focus on salmonella and bovine tuberculosis. Visiting farms and abattoirs, you will collect samples, carry out surveys and monitor field interventions. As well as engaging farmers in project activities, you'll work closely with a range of APHA colleagues and project teams, and with external customers and stakeholders.

To join us, you'll need a science degree plus qualifications or experience of epidemiology and veterinary public health. Ideally, you will have experience in field-based sampling and the use of MS Access and Stata or similar statistical packages. You will certainly demonstrate experience of working with large datasets and carrying out basic statistical analysis. An interest in zoonotic infections including tuberculosis is essential. Keen to make a positive impact on veterinary public health, you are willing to travel within the UK and abroad as necessary. Crucially, you have the communication skills and collaborative spirit it takes to engage with all kinds of people in this fast-paced field of work.

We are currently recruiting to a number of posts within the Department of Epidemiological Science. 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