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PhD Studentship - Clinical informatics: data-driven child health phenomics and disease characterisation


   Institute of Health Informatics

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  Dr S Denaxas  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

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UCL Department / Division: Institute of Health Informatics

Location of position: London

Duration of Studentship3 years

Stipend: Starting £18,152

Professor Denaxas, Professor Sebire and Professor Hemmingway are offering an exciting opportunity for a PhD Studentship to contribute to the creation of a unique research resource, the Human Phenome Atlas.

Working alongside a team of Data Engineers and Data Scientists from the NHS, Academia, and Industry, through the Clinical Informatics Research Programme, you will be based in the UCL Institute of Health Informatics (IHI) and will work within the GOSH DRIVE Unit (https://www.goshdrive.com/)

Phenomics represents the standardised and reproducible specification of a disease based on objective data elements, ideally structured and computable. The UCL IHI, with HDRUK, is undertaking work in this area to develop a resource which has the potential to significantly improve future research and clinical studies, the human phenome atlas. Most work to date in this area has focused on relatively common adult diseases. Children represent around 20% of the UK population, and 10-15% of healthcare spending, but to date there is no focused research relating to systematic phenomics in child health, this PhD studentship project has been devised to address this inequity

This project will explore the current landscape of child health phenomics, and particularly to use the Electronic Health Records (EHR) data available from GOSH and UCLH to understand and develop optimal methods of computable phenotyping for a range of child health conditions.

Studentship Description

This 3-year PhD Studentship, funded by Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity, will commence in early 2023

The funding covers an annual stipend (starting at £18,152), tuition fees based on UK fee status. The studentship also includes an allowance for research costs (for consumables, conferences, travel, equipment). The student will be registered for a PhD in the Institute of Health Informatics.

Person Specification

Applications are invited from talented and motivated individuals who hold UK 1st class or upper 2nd class honours degree or equivalent and a Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline by the time of registration.

Eligibility

This studentship covers the cost of tuition fees based on the UK (Home) rate. Non-UK students can apply but will have to personally fund the difference between the UK (Home) rate and the overseas rate where they are not eligible for UK fee status.

You will be asked about your likely fee status at the interview so we would advise you to contact the UCL Graduate Admissions Office for advice should you be unsure whether or not you meet the eligibility criteria for home fee status. Further information on Brexit and the definitions for fee status assessment can be found on the UCL website and also the UKCISA website (Higher Education: Definitions for fee status assessment)

To apply, please send a current CV including the contact details of two professional referees as well as a cover letter to [Email Address Removed]. Enquiries regarding the post can be made to Prof Spiros Denaxas ([Email Address Removed]).

Contact name: Prof Denaxas

Contact details: [Email Address Removed]  

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date: 14 Oct 2022

Latest time for the submission of applications: 12:00 midnight

Interview date: tbc

Studentship Start Date: Early January 2023

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.


Funding Notes

The funding covers an annual stipend (starting at £18,152), tuition fees based on UK fee status. The studentship also includes an allowance for research costs (for consumables, conferences, travel, equipment). The student will be registered for a PhD in the Institute of Health Informatics.
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