Outposted Behavioural Scientist
Grade: Civil Service: Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Salary Scale: £36,329 - £42,481
Location: Bristol or Totnes
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months) may be extended subject to resource and business requirement.
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Applications are sought for a full-time behavioural scientist for the PHE South West Region Health Protection Team. Working as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team and with external collaborators within and outside PHE, the successful candidate will provide behavioural and social science expertise embedded within the Health Protection team with strong links to the Behavioural Science Team at the Emergency Response Division (ERD).
The post will be fixed term for 12 months and the successful applicant will be currently based working from home. The posts will be based in the South West PHE Region. There will be occasions when off-site working and training will be required. In the event of an incident situation the appointee will be required to work outside of usual office hours which may include weekends and evenings. The post holder will be expected to travel occasionally within the area and nationally as required.
The post will suit a PhD qualified (or MSc and substantial related experience) behavioural scientist with good interpersonal skills, team player and collaborative experience. Proficiency in the application of quantitative (and preferably qualitative) research methods in a health research context. As well as experience in creating formal reports and scientific publications, experience of creating and giving presentations to a varied group of internal and external stakeholders. Postgraduate research experience (or equivalent) in one or more of the following areas: operational and/or psychological research applied to public health and/or health protection; coordination of (qualitative and/or quantitative) data collection programmes for health research; participant recruitment and study management; specific knowledge of psychological theory and/or approaches in behavioural science; experience and understanding of evaluating and measuring the performance of health services. Plus experience in the following areas: organizing meetings and workshops; presenting at national / international conferences is desirable.
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