The Nordic Society for Veterinary Epidemiology (NOSOVE) is an informal organization with the vision of advancing veterinary epidemiology. The volunteering board aim to fulfill the vision by providing courses and opportunities to socialise and strengthen the network among post graduate students, researchers and others with an interest in epidemiology. Events are presented through the society network (blogspot).
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Friday, 14 June 2013

Search for risk modeller in Weybridge, UK

Do you want to put your mathematical modelling and/or quantitative risk assessment skills to good use? Are you interested in biological systems, animal health and food safety and would you find the challenge of these complex issues stimulating?
 If so, you could be part of a team that’s helping to judge the threat to animal and human health posed by everything from bovine TB to climate change.
 Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs. The department was established to protect the environment for future generations, make our economy more environmentally sustainable and improve our quality of life and well-being.
 In this key role, you will join DEFRA’s Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). You’ll be part of AHVLA’s internationally recognised risk analysis workgroup that provides the UK government and EU with risk assessments that inform policies and contingency plans, as well as guidance on animal health and food safety.  As part of this team you will apply your quantitative skills to many high-profile topics such as bovine TB, avian influenza, vector-borne disease and antibiotic resistance. You will be involved in the entire risk assessment process, from defining the risk question and model design, to model implementation and the delivery of results.  Your efforts will help to shape future policies concerning animal health and food safety, while advancing the science of risk assessment. It is therefore essential that you have a degree in a subject with a significant mathematical or statistical component and also experience of applying quantitative risk assessment, mathematical modelling or simulation modelling, ideally in the field of biological systems, within a research environment.  If you have the expertise, communication skills and self-motivation we’re looking for, you could help the country to combat a wide range of possible threats.

Salary: £27,548 - £34,584.  Location: Weybridge, Surrey, UK.

To view a full job description visit and enter vacancy reference: 1299840. Alternatively contact us on 0845 603 7262 or email: for a copy, quoting the reference.

Closing date: 21st June 2013.

Emma L. Snary B.Sc. PhD.Risk Analysis Workgroup Leader Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA)Epidemiology, Surveillance and Risk GroupNew Haw,Addlestone,Surrey,KT15 3NB T: +44(0) 1932 357317GTN: 3956 2317F: +44(0) 1932 349983
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