The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North Thames (NIHR ARC North Thames) is recruiting to PhD studentships. NIHR ARC North Thames is a research partnership committed to identifying the health and care problems that most concern everyone in our region and beyond, designing innovative research in response to those needs and then quickly putting the findings into practice.
Led by Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL), NIHR ARC North Thames is a collaboration of 50+ partners, including leading universities, NHS trusts, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, UCLPartners, industry and organisations representing patients and the public.
We invite applications for 3-year PhD studentships starting September 2020.
Deadline: 5th January 2020
Interviews: W/C 20th January & W/C 27th January 2020
Duration: 3 years, commencing September 2020
PhD students will be entitled to the full range of PhD training opportunities at their host institution. In addition, all PhD students will benefit from the training provided by the NIHR ARC North Thames Academy (The Academy). The Academy brings together PhD students from across NIHR ARC North Thames, to create a community of students training in applied health research. The Academy works alongside each host institution’s graduate training programme to equip students with the skills needed to work at the interface of academia and health services.
Our doctoral programme focuses on practical aspects of applied health research, such as the skills required to undertake research in health care and public health settings, to engage patients and the public in research, and to navigate relevant ethical and research governance approval systems. In addition, we aim to provide students with an understanding of how their work fits into current NHS structures and applied public health research environments. PhD students will be expected to attend and present at scientific meetings aimed at disseminating the findings of ARC research.
It is expected that results of the PhD research will be publishable in good quality, peer-reviewed academic journals and communicated at conferences. The research would also be expected to generate outputs tailored to applied health research, public health practitioner, and policy-making audiences.
Candidates should hold a Master’s qualification in a relevant discipline (or be due to complete their Master’s by September 2020) and have a minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent in their first degree. Applicants should preferably have knowledge of the UK health and care system. All applicants require excellent written and verbal communication skills and should be willing to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary and multi-professional teams.
Due to funding restrictions, applicants must be UK/EU nationals. Please refer to UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) for the criteria.
If you have queries about potential projects or would like to discuss these in more detail, please contact the appropriate supervisors by email. In case of any difficulties in making contact, please email [email protected].
Please send your application to: [email protected].
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