Lead Scientist in Epidemiology

Animal and Plant Health Agency

At the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) we safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. Our Department of Epidemiological Science is at the heart of some of our most important work. As a Lead Scientist, you’ll provide vital scientific and strategic leadership for the discipline.

Taking the lead on Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) epidemiology, you will analyse the epidemic on an ongoing basis. The excellent reports and advice you deliver will make a real difference to bTB control in Britain. We will expect you to drive the continual improvement of data analysis and to generate more focused farm and area-level advice on interventions to tackle the epidemic. By embedding analytical epidemiology across APHA you will influence everything from policy through to surveillance, research and outbreak support. Working closely with other epidemiology leads and Lead Scientists, you’ll champion the development of epidemiologists across the agency.

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need an MSc or PhD in veterinary epidemiology or epidemiology. You will certainly bring to the role proven experience of applying analytical epidemiology in the field of animal health. Your track record ranges from designing processes and managing projects, through to providing epidemiological advice to policy makers. Together with experience of leading and developing a team, you demonstrate excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills.

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