Main site Chilton (with the flexibility to work from other RCE sites)
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) offers hybrid working – this means that whilst the role will be based in our London office, there will be opportunities for an element of working from home.
The balance between home and workplace working is to be agreed with the line manager, determined primarily by business needs and in line with departmental policy.
The post holder is the senior scientific lead forwithin the Centre for Climate and Health Security, as part of the ‘hub and spoke’ model of the centre. The postholder will be line managed under the UKHSA RCE Environmental Epidemiology Unit (EEU) and will be expected to work seamlessly across both areas of UKHSA to achieve the objectives of the CCHS. The postholder will be line managed under the UKHSA RCE Environmental Epidemiology Unit (EEU) and will be expected to work seamlessly across both areas of UKHSA to achieve the objectives of the CCHS.
Main duties of the job
1) To lead the development of existing public health surveillance systems for the metrics workstream within CCHS and enhance the quality of data collected and disseminated.
2) To provide specialist scientific advice to RCE Teams for the planning and development, implementation and monitoring of outbreaks and incidents.
3) To lead the interpretation of routine surveillance reports.
4) To develop processes for streamlining the analysis of surveillance data and production of outputs.
Research and Development
5) To prepare bids for external funding for research projects including international collaborations.
6) To write and publish results of research in peer-review journals and present these papers at national and international meetings.
Operational support including incident and outbreak investigations
7) To participate in the investigation of outbreaks of respiratory viral infections and vaccine preventable diseases in England.
Teaching and training
To contribute to teaching and training programmes for medical, scientific, nursing, pharmacy and other professional groups, in training and qualified, in PHE, the NHS, and other organisations including:
8) Train and supervise scientific and clerical staff within the Department
9) To deputise for the Departmental Consultant staff when appropriate.
10) To represent the CCHS on other national or international Committees by invitation, as agreed with the Head of Department
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