Research Fellow - Behavioural Science

Job Title: Research Fellow - Behavioural Science
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £34,636 - £42,269 per annum
Reference: 919-AP-8638116-EXT
Contact Name: Dr Richard Amlôt
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 06, 2017 12:02

Job Description

Research Fellow - Behavioural Science

£34,636 - £42,269 per annum

Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Location: Porton

Ref: 919-AP-8638116-EXT

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

This vacancy exists within the Emergency Response Department of Public Health England (PHE), working in the Behavioural Science Team of the Emergency Response Department Science and Technology Group (ERD S&T).

The Emergency Response Department is a multidisciplinary environment that includes: infectious disease biologists and epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, behavioural scientists, specialists in geographic information systems, scientific computing, exercise and training managers, medical intelligence specialists and public health emergency response professionals. In partnership with others both within PHE and from outside, we collate data and information from across the world on new and emerging infectious disease threats including potential bioterrorist threats. This information is integrated with a wide range of other UK specific data in order to develop risk assessments and mathematical models and other IT/computer-based applications to assist in the design and delivery of emergency planning, training, exercising and response functions.

The post will suit a post-doctoral behavioural scientist or psychologist with research experience in public health, emergency response, experimental psychology or a related applied field. As the post will be working as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team and with external collaborators within and outside PHE, you will be a team player with a strong academic background, experience of report writing and academic publication, and willing to develop your knowledge of public health emergency preparedness and response processes.

Please note that these posts are subject to obtaining a UK Government National Security Vetting Clearance at SC Level. This requires applicants to have been continuously resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

For further information, please visit and search for job reference 919-AP-8638116-EXT. Click on the job title and you will be able to access the full job description and person specification. To apply, use the ‘apply for this job’ link on this page. For further information/an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Dr Richard Amlôt (, 01980 612917).

Closing date: 27 March 2017.