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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2021.

Epidemiological Data Scientist (Advanced)

Job Reference: 028-PST002-0421

Employer:
Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Department:
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC)
Location:
To be Confirmed on appointment
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Welcome to Public Health Wales the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our purpose is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales.

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We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.


Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC) provides field epidemiology support to the Health Protection Division of Public Health Wales. It assists the Division in protecting the population of Wales from infectious diseases and environmental hazards through public health surveillance, epidemiological support for field investigation, and applied research.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within CDSC for a senior data scientist. This is a senior role that will develop the use of data science techniques to support the work of CDSC, with a focus on statistical methods.

You will take a lead role in applying the use of data science techniques, such as data linkage, and machine learning, and also have a good understanding and practical experience of applying statistical methods. These skills will be applied to develop public health surveillance the understanding of infectious disease epidemiology in Wales. The post holder will develop new tools, methods and processes to maintain and improve existing surveillance systems, as well as supporting epidemiologists in setting up new surveillance systems. The post holder will also work closely with other relevant colleagues to develop new surveillance methods using a variety of new datasets, including very large datasets, and develop new ways working and presenting the data. This post provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to make a difference to the health of the population of Wales.

You will already be an experienced data scientist with excellent technical skills that you can readily adapt to help solve complex public health problems. You will have good communication skills and be keen to deliver training in your area of expertise. You will also be keen to work with epidemiologists in better understanding the epidemiology of infectious diseases in Wales.

Your base will be within a Public Health Wales office site, subject to discussion.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Heidi Dobbs

Senior Project Manager

heidi.dobbs@wales.nhs.uk




Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. Priority is given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care Worker visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting the UK Visas and Immigrations website (please see the Further Links section). If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

In general, anyone joining our Trust who has not previously worked in the NHS will, by default, start on the first point of the advertised pay band. Pay progression will then be determined by annual Performance and Development Reviews in accordance with the NHS Wales Pay Progression Policy. An application for Incremental Credit may be considered, but can only be awarded based on evidenced reckonable service and/or equivalent, relevant experience.


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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