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  Spatial models for muscle fibre data
  Dr TM Davies, Dr M Schofield
Applications accepted all year round

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In humans and other mammals, individual muscle fibres can be broadly classified into two distinct categories — "slow contracting" (type I) and "fast contracting" (type II).
  PhD Studentship in causal inference for the analysis of cancer registry data
  Dr N Latimer
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Proposed start date. 1st September 2020 (latest). We are offering a fully-funded, full-time, 3.5 year PhD studentship in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Health Economics.
  Design of experiments in regression models with correlated observations
  Prof A Zhigljavsky, Dr A Pepelyshev
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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The design of experiments is an area of mathematical sciences which has direct economic impact. Optimal designs allow saving time, materials and other resources.
  Machine learning in quantum chemistry - using machine learning to improve the results of quantum chemical calculations
  Dr JG Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Machine learning methods have seen a great deal of recent success in a number of technological fields, and these techniques from applied statistics and computer science are poised to change the fields of computational and theoretical quantum chemistry.
  PhD Studentship in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics - Integrating palaeontological data in phylogenetic analysis – developing a principled statistical model for morphological evolution
  Dr TMW Nye
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. The post is for 42 months. Successful applicants will start in or before September 2020.
  PhD opportunities in Health Economics and Statistics and Health Economics at University College London

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Welcoming environment for research students. You are very welcome to undertake your PhD or MPhil in all aspects of Economics and Statistics applied to ‘health' in its broadest sense.
  PhD in Applied Ecology - Developing data-driven modelling in Applied Ecology
  Prof R Freckleton
Applications accepted all year round

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We live in a changing world and a challenge for ecologists is to forecast how such changes will impact on natural populations. We tackle problems such as forest management, weed invasions and predicting the impacts of land management on populations of plants, insects and birds.
  Application of Bayesian statistics and machine learning to interpretation, refinement and validation of cryoEM maps as atomic models
  Dr G Murshudov
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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Macromolecules play an important role in almost all the stages of all biological processes. Knowledge of their three-dimensional structures help understanding these processes, which in turn may help to fight diseases, e.g.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa)

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10 PhD studentships in Statistical Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath. EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematical Sciences.
  Low rank approximations of matrices with a focus on statistical applications
  Dr JW Gillard, Prof A Zhigljavsky
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposal will investigate the structured low-rank approximation (SLRA) problem. Broadly speaking, this work will involve a synergy of statistics, linear algebra and optimisation, and has relevance to problems in other disciplines.
  Advancing Methodology for Clinical Prediction
  Dr M Sperrin, Dr G P Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinical prediction models (CPMs) take what we know about a person and predict the probability of subsequent outcomes using a regression model or algorithm [1].
  Optimising the efficiency of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies
  Dr P Whiting
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) systematic reviews (SR) provide the most reliable form of evidence for decision makers on the accuracy of a diagnostic test.(1) A full SR is extremely resource intensive, often taking months or years to complete.
  Is there a causal association between insulin signalling and myopia pathogenesis?
  Dr D Atan
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented graduate from a relevant biomedical or maths/statistics background, wishing to develop strong interdisciplinary skills at the interface of genetic epidemiology, medical statistics and ophthalmology for an exciting 3-year PhD opportunity funded by the National Eye Research Centre.
  Mathematical ecology of ocean food webs
  Prof M Heath
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine sonar records have long documented the existence of a layer of acoustic scattering at around 400m depth throughout the world’s oceans, which can undertake diel (night-time) vertical migrations to the near-surface waters.
  Getting to grips with severe asthma - a whole population approach using routinely acquired data.
  Prof S Turner, Dr D Miller
Applications accepted all year round

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There are 500,000 people in Scotland who have asthma. Asthma symptoms range from mild through moderate to severe. Severe asthma is not common but since it is associated with morbidity and mortality, severe asthma is a considerable burden to patients, society and the NHS.
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data

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Data science is an exciting new inter-disciplinary field in which to work and do research. It is driving almost every area of science, engineering and commerce.
  (MRC DTP) Mental health and social care integration for patients with complex needs: how to inform equitable and efficient funding to local organizations
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Dr Marcello Morciano, Prof M Sutton, Prof P Bower
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Mental illness has been recognised as of equal importance to other forms of illness (so-called ‘parity of esteem’), but in spite of commitments to strengthen care provision, gaps in funding and care provision still exist.
  Which diagnostic test(s) are best? Meta-analysis of comparative and joint test accuracy
  Dr H Jones
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory Team. Lead supervisor. Dr Hayley Jones, Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol.
  Joint PhD with CNRS: Modeling of multivariate data with complex dependence structures using copulas
  Dr P Krupskiy, Prof I Kojadinovic
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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Copula modeling has been applied in a wide variety of areas such as quantitative risk management, econometric modeling, environmental modeling, to name a few.
  Learning from the past to predict and reduce the risk of infectious disease pandemics
  Dr F Perez-Reche, Prof N Strachan
Applications accepted all year round

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The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
  Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety (allergens, microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants)
  Prof N Strachan, Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use computational methods to assess risks. An expectation of the society we live in is that the food that we eat is safe.
  The phenotypic and functional identification of angiogenic T-cells for potential use to treat cardiovascular disease Project ID SAS0043
  Dr M Ross, Dr G Wright
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project is based within the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University and is led by Dr.
  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  Dynamic prediction modelling in Parkinson’s disease
  Dr D McLernon, Dr A Macleod
Applications accepted all year round

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1. Background to the project. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, disabling, neurodegenerative disorder which is common in the elderly.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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1. Background to the project.
  PhD at the Berlin School of Economics – With a full-time scholarship from Berlin’s top research institutes

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Since 2019, three successful programs are united. the doctoral programs BDPEMS and DIW. Graduate Center, together with the PostDoc career program BERA.
  Functional imaging of liver using contrast enhanced ultrasound
  Dr M Tang, Dr K Christensen, Dr Y Luan
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  Functional imaging of liver using contrast enhanced ultrasound
  Dr M Tang, Dr K Christensen, Dr Y Luan
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  UQDE - Uncertainty quantification and design of experiments
  Dr T Waite
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Uncertainty quantification for complex, expensive-to-evaluate models is a topic of high importance and intensive research activity in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, with numerous applications in Engineering, Climate Science, and Defence to name a few.
  Transferability of genetic risk scores for complex human diseases across diverse population groups
  Dr AM Morris, Dr J Bowes
Applications accepted all year round

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been extremely successful in identifying DNA variants that are associated with a wide range of complex human traits and common diseases.
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