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Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Employer type
To be confirmed on appointment
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
20/04/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Epidemiological Scientist (Advanced)

Band 7

Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales.

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Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.


Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC) provides field epidemiology support to the Health Protection Division of Public Health Wales. It assists the Division in protecting the population of Wales from infectious diseases and environmental hazards through public health surveillance, epidemiological support for field investigation, and applied research.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within CDSC for a number of Epidemiological Scientists, one of which is designed to largely focus on horizon scanning and risk assessment, as part of the broader surveillance and epidemiology role.

These posts will contribute to the development of surveillance systems, epidemiological studies and research. The post holders will work with analysts, epidemiologists, clinicians and scientists providing epidemiology and support for the development and maintenance of public health surveillance schemes run by the Health Protection Division.

Applicants must have a good honours degree in a scientific or numerate subject and a master’s qualification in public health or epidemiology or equivalent relevant experience. We are looking for team players with good organisational and communication skills, who can demonstrate a flexible attitude and the temperament to work under pressure.

The posts are primarily based at Public Health Wales’ headquarters at Number 2 Capital Quarter in central Cardiff, but other bases within Public Health Wales offices could be considered upon discussion with the successful candidates.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Heidi Dobbs

Senior Project Manager

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