3-Year PhD Studentships (Two Posts)

National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research –PhD Studentships

Applications are invited for two 3-year PhD studentships as part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research (SPHR), to be based at appropriate departments within the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences.

Studentship description

The studentships will focus on a topic of the student’s choice that fits within core themes of work UCL is developing as part of the NIHR SPHR; young people, sexual health and alcohol use; and ageing well. For further information please read the additional details on these studentships. LINK

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate research lead to discuss their interest from the outset. This will allow research proposals to be discussed and potential supervisory teams to be identified. Please contact Professor Anne Johnson, Research Department of Infection & Population Health (anne.johnson@ucl.ac.uk) regarding research on young people’s sexual health and alcohol use; and Dr Kate Walters, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health (k.walters@ucl.ac.uk) regarding research on ageing well.

Funding for each studentship is available for 3 years to cover PhD registration fees (UK/EU), a stipend (at the rate of £16,150 per annum), a Research Training Support Grant of £2000, and research and development costs.

Person specifications

The studentships are open to those wishing to undertake a Postgraduate Research degree who have already completed appropriate research training (usually through obtaining a good Master’s degree in a relevant subject).  

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Due to funding restrictions applicants must be UK/EU nationals and have been resident in the UK for three years immediately prior to starting a PhD to be eligible.

Application process

Please submit a 2 page CV including details of two academic or professional referees; a covering statement outlining your motivations for training in applied public health research; and a 1 page outline of your proposed research. Applications should be submitted electronically to Ms. Kay Stratton (k.stratton@ucl.ac.uk) via the ‘Apply’ button below.

and please state NIHR SPHR Studentship – General as the subject of the email.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 10th July 2013

Interview dates: 19th July 2013

Start date: 25th September 2013

The National Institute for Health Research provides the framework through which the research staff and research infrastructure of the NHS in England are positioned, maintained and managed as a national research facility.

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