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Environmental Public Health Scientist - Extreme Events and Health Protection

Environmental Public Health Scientist - Extreme Events and Health Protection

Posted 9 February by Reed

Environmental Public Health Scientist - Extreme Events and Health Protection

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Permanent Contract

Environmental Public Health Scientist - Centre for Climate and Health Security

The Environmental Public Health Scientist will be appointed to provide robust evidenced based science on health impacts of adverse weather events to support timely and effective evidence generation, innovation, public health advice and guidance, policy and decision making. You will Develop, plan, and undertake complex scientific research and development within the scope listed above, as well as manage junior staff and where appropriate postgraduate students, and work with Specialty Registrars when on attachment as appropriate. As well as this the post holder will Communicate the details and outcome of the work through seminars, conferences, and training courses. You will be responsible for Contributing to the emergency response operations and environmental hazards training arranged by the Division as well as the emergency preparedness of UKHSA.

The Centre for Climate and Health Security (CCHS) is an UKHSA initiative that offers scientific advice and support to partners at local, national and international levels.

The Extreme Events and Health Protection (EEHP) team is part of the CCHS and focuses on the UKHSA’s national health security work for adverse weather events. The EEHP team covers climate change adaptation and health system resilience.


The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) offers hybrid working - this means that whilst the role will be based in one of our offices, there will be opportunities for an element of working from home. UKHSA have office locations across the UK.

  • Role available at all core and scientific locations with home working available

Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Porton Down, Colindale, Chilton or home working subject to approval

You will be asked to express a location preference during the application process.

The balance between home and workplace working is to be agreed with the line manager, determined primarily by business needs and in line with departmental policy.

*Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas. Relocation expenses are not available.*

PLEASE NOTE: Each pay scale has a minimum and maximum rate and the pay scales for each grade depends on the geographical location of your role (Three pay zones Inner London, Outer London, National)

Working Pattern - Full Time, Part Time, Job Share, Flexible Working, Hybrid Working,

Your main responsibilities will include:

Scientific research:

  • Develop, plan and carry out complex scientific studies of high quality to contribute to externally funded contract work and core research activities, particularly to develop and update the Adverse Weather and Health Plan: supporting evidence
  • To critically analyse and collate the results of theoretical assessments, draw conclusions and make recommendations for the way forward.
  • To act as a specialist point of reference within EEHP on health impacts from extreme event science as required.
  • The work could involve determinations of the type and levels of physical effects in particular circumstances, risk assessments in scenarios involving protection of medical patients and members of the public, or studies to evaluate the feasibility of performing particular experimental protocols.
  • To undertake relevant organisation and administration work as required.

Publication and communication:

  • Contribute to the publication of the Adverse Weather and Health Plan: supporting evidence
  • Write and edit research papers for submission to peer reviewed journals and contract reports.
  • Collaborate with other national and international experts to obtain relevant technical information, discuss ideas, describe work developments and progress etc.
  • Participate in scientific meetings and conferences, presenting papers describing research activities. These may be at internal (UKHSA), national, European or international events.
  • Disseminate information and knowledge gathered from participation at workshops, meetings, seminars and conferences to colleagues.


  • To contribute to teaching/training programmes on environmental issues associated with area of expertise in support of EEHP and other UKHSA training courses, in particular:

o To present formal lectures on scheduled courses.

o To contribute to professional level training courses, provided to public health and other professionals, including other UKHSA staff.

o To review any training materials and provide critical review to improve training outcomes.

  • To develop teaching material and courses Health Protection
  • To provide written and verbal advice and provide information to the professional stakeholders, members of the public and others on extreme events and other environmental issues as appropriate.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

Please see job description attached for full list of duties and competencies associated with the post.

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Reference: 52105197

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