PhD Studentship: Design, Trials and Statistics Group

The Design, Trials and Statistics (DTS) group, at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield has a fully funded PhD studentship available, to start in September/October 2013.

Design, Trials and Statistics (DTS) is a section within the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and consists of three subgroups: the NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH); the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU); and the Medical Statistics Group (MSG). The section is involved with the design, conduct, data processing, statistical analysis and reporting of high quality randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and other studies to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new services, therapies and health technologies. The Section has over 50 members of staff and attracts in excess of £3.2 million of research funding every year.

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Applicants should hold (or expect to obtain) a minimum upper-second honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, statistics or related area. A Masters degree in statistics or medical statistics would be an advantage.

This 3-year full-time studentship will provide funding to cover the UK/EU tuition fee and provide a maintenance payment of £13,590 per annum (paid quarterly). The studentship does not cover the overseas tuition fee.

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2013.

To apply click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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