Mathematical Modeller

Public Health England

PHE is bringing together its national scientific laboratories and headquarters to create one of the world’s leading centres for public health science in Harlow, Essex, in the heart of the London and Cambridge life sciences corridor. This post will move to PHE Harlow between 2021 and 2024 as part of this major development. For more information please search ‘PHE Harlow collection’.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and organised individual to work on modelling the impact of measles-rubella vaccination in over 70 countries on the burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS), which is a preventable cause of mortality and significant lifelong disability. The work is funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which, as part of a major initiative to reduce the burden of CRS, has supported eligible countries to introduce measles-rubella vaccine since 2013. The work contributes to that carried out in the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium, of which Public Health England is a member. The Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and comprises several national and international research groups.

The aim of the work is to calculate the numbers of cases and deaths associated with CRS in GAVI-eligible and other low and middle-income countries and the uncertainty associated with these estimates. The post involves a broad range of complex and original scientific work, which is computationally-demanding and requires a high degree of personal initiative. The successful applicant will have previous experience of mathematical modelling. The work is collaborative including colleagues in the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA and Imperial College, London. The post-holder will be based in the Statistics Modelling and Economics Department at Public Health England.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

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