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Scientist (Epidemiology)

Job Reference: 918-HX2379

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
NHSBT/PHE Epidemiology Unit
£26,565 to £35,577 pa

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is an integral part of the NHS. We collect 2.5 million units of blood a year from 2 million volunteer donors allowing us to provide and maintain blood supplies to hospitals. We also provide solid organs, tissues and haematopoietic stem cells to the NHS, and have a UK-wide responsibility for the provision of solid organs from deceased donors for transplantation.

The NHSBT/Public Health England (PHE) Epidemiology Unit is a small team of scientists and public health professionals providing epidemiology and surveillance expertise of blood and tissues to both NHSBT and PHE. The team is based in Colindale with office space in both the Clinical Directorate of NHSBT and within the National Infections Service at PHE Colindale.

The primary function of this post is to coordinate and develop the collation and epidemiological analysis of NHSBT/PHE Epidemiology Unit surveillance data-sets. Under the supervision of senior scientific staff, the post holder will regularly extract, collate and validate surveillance data-sets and carry out epidemiological analyses to monitor trends, geographic distribution and risk factors. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of surveillance and policy reports and to peer-reviewed publications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist who will make a significant contribution to the work of the Epidemiology Unit. You’ll have a major responsibility for the management and development of our electronic data systems and the production of our surveillance reports. As well as working closely with Epidemiologists, Clinicians and Microbiologists, you’ll also be expected to support our research into the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Your degree must be supported by additional specialist knowledge either through a post-graduate qualification or relevant experience of working in communicable disease surveillance, public health intelligence or information management. We’re also looking for proven Microsoft Access, and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. Flexibility in your approach to work, a keen eye for detail and a strong focus on meeting deadlines are required.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Ms Katy Davison Senior Scientist (Epidemiology) ( or Dr Su Brailsford, Consultant in Epidemiology and Health Protection, at

Closing date for applications is midnight on 21 February 2018

Interviews will be held during w/c 12 March 2018 (subject to confirmation)

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

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