4-year PhD studentships with a specific focus on causal analyses and translational epidemiology are available through the MRC funded Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Research (CAiTE), which is also based in the School of Social and Community Medicine.
The MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology aims to intregrate evidence from cellular, animal, bio-informatic and large population based studies to determine causal pathways of relevance to the aetiology, diagnosis, prognosis, progression and treatment of disease. It is concerned with developing and applying methods, including use of genetic and non-genetic instrumental variables and family based studies, to improving causal inference in observational epidemiology.
Two Studentships are available in 2010 to outstanding and highly motivated science graduates, with good honours or Masters degrees in relevant disciplines.
The programmes provide broadly based research training in molecular and clinical epidemiology, molecular and statistical genetics, bioinformatics and genetic laboratory skills. The initial year of training in each Programme involves seminars, taught modules and short projects with researchers attached to each of the Programmes’ themes. Students can then make an informed choice of their main PhD project and supervisor.
Tuition fees at the rate applicable to Home students are provided by the MRC in support of the 4-year PhD Programmes. The MRC does not accept overseas applicants onto this scheme. Please refer to MRC eligibility guidelines on their website.
- Sorry, applications are currently closed for this programme -