We have a 1-year post available, working on a project to develop a user-friendly modelling tool for chlamydia, based at Public Health England in north-west London, in the HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Department and Modelling and Economics Unit.
The project is funded by the Technology Strategy Board and is led by Public Health England (PHE), with a strong group of inter-disciplinary collaborators (including Johns Hopkins University, University of Oxford, St George's University of London, University College London, and industrial partners).
This project will improve our understanding of fundamental chlamydia epidemiology as well as developing an important tool. The post-holder will gain valuable experience working closely with epidemiologists, statisticians, modellers and health economists at PHE and experts in collaborating institutions to analyse the extensive data-sets that PHE holds (National Chlamydia Screening Programme; Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic Activity Dataset; and Chlamydia Testing Activity Dataset) and help develop the model at the heart of the decision-makers' tool. Other data that will inform the work come from the recently-completed MSTIC (Maximising STI Control) study, and new data collected from clinic patients as part of this study.
The post-holder will lead on the statistical and epidemiological analysis required for this project. He/She will analyse chlamydia epidemiology at the local level to ensure that the model can represent the patterns observed, and will undertake statistical analyses of data from multiple sources and investigate the effect of a wide range of parameter values on model outcomes to ensure the model outcomes are robust. The post-holder will also be required to coordinate empirical data collection.
Job reference J84-HPS-11608091; application deadline 22 April 2013.
Salary range £37,175-£39,196 pa
Further details can be found here, and there is more information on the NHS jobs website (search using the job reference J84-HPS-11608091). Further information is also available from Dr Peter White (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Tony Nardone (email@example.com).
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