The Newton Gateway to Mathematics is pleased to be working with the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA), who are seeking seven PhD Students with strong backgrounds in data analysis, Statistics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, or Social Research, to join their Early Career Researcher (ECR) programme as ECR Analysts – Advanced Epidemiological Modellers for three months. 

This ECR Programme aims to improve organisational capability by bringing in specialist and expert skills to UKHSA and serves to attract a pipeline of future talent and strengthen organisational links with academia. As well as work experience, the placement will also provide candidates with a pastoral and development programme, together with opportunities to expand their technical skillset and directly influence public health security policy within the UK. 

There are seven roles available in the Public Health Science: Infectious Disease Modelling team within the All Hazards Intelligence directorate. The start dates are staggered throughout the year, with at least two ECRs in post during each placement phase. Phase 1 will begin in end of February 2024, Phase 2 in May 2024, and Phase 3 in September 2024. The start dates are between 20th February 2024 and 1st October 2024. Depending on the postholder’s skill set, preference and the UKHSA’s needs, the postholder could be placed into any of these phases. Funding will be provided to the postholder’s host University to cover three months of stipend payments, allowing PhD deadlines to be extended accordingly. 

Full details about the posts and how to apply can be found via this link 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 14th January 2024.  

The below video gives an overview of the internship programme and the intern perspective.


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