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Reference number
Grade 7
Role type
Closing date
22 Jul 2020
£47,995 to £61,976
London, York
Open to
Public Health England

Job description

The post holder will be part of the modelling team within Public Health England’s Health Economics and Modelling team. They will lead on the development and management of the epidemiological components of the team’s non-communicable disease modelling work programme. This will include identifying and evaluating risk factor and disease evidence along with other defined duties attached to this post.

The post holder should ensure the team uses appropriate data sources and methods in its analytical and modelling work. They should be familiar with both administrative data and survey data analysis, causal inference, epidemiological methods and evidence synthesis. They also need to be capable of explaining these to other analysts and people without analytical expertise.

They should be confident in analysing and managing large datasets and should have some previous experience in public health, either through their training or previous employment.

They should be capable of working well independently, working in teams and leading project teams.

They will have the opportunity to work in an Agile software development environment, currently being used within the modelling team.


The post holder will manage the team’s knowledge translation work programme, including managing a multi-year contract with an external provider.

They will play a key role in shaping the work and culture of the non-communicable disease modelling team and developing ideas for future projects.

The post holder will be responsible for engaging with colleagues across Public Health England (PHE) to support the team’s work. This will include epidemiologists, data scientists and policy professionals.

The post holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining links with other epidemiologists within and outside PHE, to support their own professional development and to ensure the team is aware of developments in the field.

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