Scientific Software Developer
Biomathematics & Risk Research
Animal & Plant Health Agency
£28,604 National, £31,916 London - £31,920 National, £35,620 London (HSO) + specialist pay allowance of £6,000
Location: Weybridge, Surrey or Sand Hutton near York
Support vital epidemiological research through IT innovation
An executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) works to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. Our Biomathematics and Risk Research Workgroup provides advanced modelling, software development and scientific computing within the Agency.
This is an opportunity to use your software engineering expertise to support planning for animal disease control in the UK. You will develop and support innovative applications, including simulation models of national animal disease spread, surveillance and management; and estimation of epidemiological parameters. Specifically you will design and lead the development of complex hardware and software systems, liaising closely with veterinarians, policy advisors and industry representatives. As a result, you will make an important contribution to reports, scientific papers, presentations and project proposals.
As a Civil Service employee, you’ll be entitled to a large range of benefits, including: