Infectious disease modeller

We have a post available until 31 August 2014, working on a project to develop a user-friendly modelling tool for chlamydia, based at the Public Health England (PHE) Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control (CIDSC) in north-west London, in the HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Department and the 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 contribute to the development of the transmission-dynamic model required for this project and will be based in the Modelling and Economics Unit. Whilst experience in health economics is desirable it is not essential.

  • Job reference J84-HP-MK-11608090
  • Application deadline 10 November 2013
  • Salary range £37,175-£45,769 pa
  • Duration: available immediately, until 31 August 2014

There is more information on the NHS jobs website (job reference J84-HP-MK-11608090).

Applicants are very strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Interviews are expected to be approximately 2 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants who are invited for interview will be asked to give a 5-minute presentation explaining how they meet the selection criteria.

Further information is also available from Dr Peter White (peter.white@phe.gov.uk) or Dr Kathy Lowndes(catherine.lowndes@phe.gov.uk).

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