|Recruiter:||Animal and Plant Health Agency|
|Listed on:||31st August|
|Location:||Any APHA sites would be considered|
|Salary Notes:||£32,557 Weybridge, National £29,179|
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The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and works on behalf of the Scottish Government and Welsh Government. Our diverse teams of over 2,500 skilled and committed professionals come together to provide research, advice and support to UK Government for safeguarding animal, public and plant health for benefit of the environment and economy.
The APHA's Surveillance Intelligence Unit (SIU) is a multidisciplinary team that is responsible for collecting, collating, presenting and analysing livestock scanning (passive) surveillance data generated through the network of Veterinary Post-mortem Providers and diagnostic laboratories. Increasingly, data from third parties (including commercial laboratories, veterinary practitioners and abattoirs) is also being harnessed to augment scanning surveillance outputs. The data and analyses are used to produce routine reports and other outputs relating to endemic livestock (and wildlife) diseases in Great Britain for the benefit of a wide range of stakeholders.
As a Technical Data Engineer you will work as part of the Surveillance Epidemiology and Data Analysis (SEDA) team in APHA's Surveillance Intelligence Unit. Your role will be to provide data and information management function directly contributing to the delivery and development of the work of the animal health scanning surveillance network in Great Britain. You will be directly involved in the collection, curation, analysis, and reporting of animal health scanning surveillance information and data. Using your experience and skills in developing, managing and using existing APHA surveillance information and data as well as performing work to explore, evaluate and integrate animal health data from third party sources to augment current outputs and enhance scanning surveillance capabilities. You will coordinate, analyse and report a variety of animal health information and data relating to the patterns and trends of endemic diseases; and new and re-emerging animal health threats.
You will need experience of developing and using relational databases, analytics, either as dashboards or other interactive reporting tools. Strong analytical skills to interpret and effectively communicate complex information. Experience of using modern programming languages (such as SQL, Python, etc.), data management and visualisation tools and software (such as Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx, SQL Server Management Studio or equivalent).
In return for your dedication, we will support your ongoing personal development through appropriate training (including post graduate and Apprenticeship schemes). Our benefits include generous annual leave of 25 days (rising one day per year up to 30 days after 5 years), flexible working, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and monetary recognition schemes including individual and team awards, salary sacrifice benefit options, and an employee discount scheme.
More information about the work of these teams is available online. Some of APHA's Scientific highlights achieved in 2020 are in the review on GOV.UK.
Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 24th September 2021.