Opportunity to work with PHE
We have an urgent need for some support immediately in the contact tracing element of the Public Health England (PHE) response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are seeking to get support for our existing teams in teams in surveillance, data analysis, contact tracing and rapid response for outbreak investigations whilst more formal recruitment takes place. The range of support required include: data analysts, scientists and senior scientists as well as consultant roles (medical and non-medical). We are looking for academic colleagues with immediate availability for 4-8 weeks initially, with potential for longer-term if desired/suitable, and expertise in the following –
The key skills required for consultant posts include:
- Significant strategic experience of leadership for public health
- Experience of communicable disease control in a wide variety of settings
- Experience in the application of epidemiological methods such as case-control and cohort studies to investigate public health problems
- Ability to apply epidemiological methods and statistics
- Proven excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proven and effective interpersonal, motivational and influencing skills
The key skills for data analysts and scientists include:
- Analytical skills and experience of statistical tests including performing descriptive and trend analysis
- Experience of maintaining, analysing and interpreting data using common software packages such as Microsoft Office
- Experience of common statistical/database/mapping tool such as Stata, R, GIS, network analysis, SQL, etc.
- Training or experience in validating data including automated routines
- Understand information governance issues including an awareness of data protection and confidentiality requirements
- Good oral and written communication (including presentation) skills
For more senior scientist posts the following are also required:
- Experience of interpreting and evaluating epidemiological data, sensitive health data analyses and performing analytical epidemiology using epidemiological software
- Knowledge and experience of common statistical tests, modelling and analyses and interpret results appropriately
- Lead and manage the technical and analytical aspects of epidemiological investigations
- Knowledge and experience of common statistical tests and modelling, including time trend analysis, survival analysis, regression, logistic regression, and perform multivariable analysis
Applications are welcomed from individuals with diverse experience, though health protection, contact tracing and outbreak investigation skills are needed for some posts. This is however not an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities/task that a post holder might be required to undertake.
Some remuneration for your time is available and could be reimbursed to the university via your existing honorary contract. Please also feel free to share this with other colleagues who have the relevant skills and experience and a contract can be arranged for them.
Responses as soon as possible to this will be extremely helpful!
Thank you and kind regards,
Head of Academic Public Health Support
Research, Translation and Innovation
Public Health England