Epidemiology Data Scientist

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

London, London, United Kingdom

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  • This post will provide scientific support to the epidemiological investigation of incidents and outbreaks of COVID-19, supporting local response in collaboration with other partners.
  • This will include leading and managing the technical and analytical aspects of epidemiological outbreak investigations.
  • The post holder will also take a lead role in public health scientific analyses and writing reports on specific projects, regular and ad hoc commissions and publications.
  • Providing support to situational awareness outputs and contributing to acute / urgent requests.

Essential Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area (in the maintenance, analysis of data)
  • MSc in Epidemiology, public health or allied discipline or equivalent level of experience/education
  • Completion of the Field Epidemiology Training Programme or equivalent training and experience in infectious disease; is desirable but not essential.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of principles and practice of surveillance, including data management, data transmission, data security, data quality, data analysis including descriptive statistics and graphics and data reporting.
  • Experience of interpreting and evaluating epidemiological data, sensitive health data analyses and performing analytical epidemiology in outbreak situations.
  • Demonstrable experience of public health, health protection or epidemiology including epidemiology for outbreak investigations
  • Knowledge of health and social care environment, and roles and responsibilities within it including information flows in the NHS and allied services. Understand of information governance including data protection and confidentiality requirements.

Infectious Disease Modelling and Statistical Analysis

  • Knowledge and experience of common statistical tests, modelling and analyses and interpretation of results
  • Experience of using epidemiological and statistical software packages
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven presentation and scientific report writing skills.
  • Proficient in common statistical/database/mapping tools such as STATA, R, GIS, network analysis, SQL, etc.

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Able to build and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and key stakeholders across government and other departments.
  • Able to work under their own initiative, respond to sudden unexpected demands whilst maintaining a professional calm and efficient manner.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.


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