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UK Health Security Agency

Health Protection Scientist

Job description

These posts form part of Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards Directorate’s (RCE) Chemicals and Poisons team. The post holders will provide support to UKHSA and others on work related to national and global health security, situational awareness and advice in response to chemical threats to public health. 
The post holders will contribute to the programme of work on chemical risk assessment and management, surveillance, capacity building and recovery from chemical incidents. This will involve planning, undertaking, and managing projects, and will include the development of evidence and guidance to manage and improve detection, preparedness and response to chemical incidents 
The post holders will also support projects contributing to international efforts to improve global health security and building capacity to support the public health management of chemical events, including through the provision of overseas training delivery and support. 
The post holder will be required to work closely with colleagues across UKHSA and with a wide range of national and international partners and stakeholders. 
**Travel within the UK and overseas is required. **

Main duties of the job

At the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) our mission is to provide health security for the nation by protecting from infectious disease and external hazards. We are a trusted source of advice to government and to the public, focusing on reducing inequalities in the way different communities experience and are impacted by infectious disease, environmental hazards, and other threats to health.
Our mission is challenging, innovative and in the spotlight. We will work to ensure our people have the diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds we need to thrive, that our employees are representative of the communities we serve and feel valued and enabled to play their part in delivering our work.
Creating our working culture is an ongoing process which we are developing by listening and learning together, hearing and acting upon diverse voices and opinions to develop a common sense of identity and effective ways of working.
The Chemicals and Poisons Group sits within the Chemicals and Environmental Effects Department of the Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards Directorate (RCE) and undertakes translational research and development to improve the understanding and management of the impact of chemical hazards and incidents on public health.
**Details can be found in the job description **

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