2x Permanent mathematical/statistical modeller posts working in HCAI/AMR at UKHSA

We are recruiting two permanent researchers to develop mathematical and statistical models of healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections in hospitals and the community. The post holders will analyse epidemiological and healthcare data to inform such models; and use these models to gain insight for public health decision-making and evaluate the potential impact of interventions and control strategies. The post-holders should contribute to advancement of knowledge of HCAI and AMR control. The post-holders will be expected to develop and maintain effective collaborations and co-ordinate the research in order to meet objectives. Research undertaken by the post holder will respond to policy needs and is expected to provide practical insight for policy makers, epidemiologists and clinicians.

Main duties of the job
Key responsibilities will include:

  • To lead development of mathematical and statistical models of the transmission, control and burden of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistant infections
  • To take the lead in the parameterisation of the models by analysis of appropriate data and literature review
  • To identify, use and analyse complex datasets, synthesizing multiple evidence sources, and using a range of software including data-base and statistical packages
  • To develop and use mathematical and/or statistical models to further our understanding of HCAI and AMR infections
  • To develop models used to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of infection prevention and control measures and other intervention strategies
  • To adapt and extend existing models (written in, for e.g., R) where necessary
  • To develop and implement protocols for managing development of models
  • To work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team and coordinate research accordingly
  • To liaise and collaborate effectively with UK and international colleagues
  • To manage own programme of work and to use considerable initiative and independence
  • To give presentations at national and international meetings as appropriate
  • To prepare papers for peer-reviewed scientific journals
Non academic
Closing date
February 1st, 2023
Posted on
January 18th, 2023 20:41
Last updated
January 18th, 2023 20:41