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Using data from EUROmediCAT to develop statistical methods to Identify medications that might harm the fetus if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy


Project Description

Many women take medications during the first trimester of pregnancy, but there is a lack of evidence about the safety of these medications to the fetus. Harmful medications may cause multiple different birth defects in the fetus. However, previous methods to identify harmful medications have concentrated on identifying single birth defects that are associated with specific medications.

This project aims to develop methods to identify groups of birth defects that might be associated with specific medications. Existing data on over 33,000 pregnancies from the EUROmediCAT database will be used to develop the methodology, which is likely to include multiple comparison procedures, Bayesian hierarchical models and cluster analysis.

Skills we expect a student to develop/acquire whilst pursuing this project
- Ability to analyse large data sets in R and STATA.
- Knowledge of congenital anomalies and safety of medications in pregnancy.

HOW TO APPLY
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the supervisors to discuss project details.

The current studentship is part of the MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC-LID) between The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and St. George’s University of London (SGUL)

Subsequently applications can be made by following the instructions on the MRC-LID site at http://mrc-lid.lshtm.ac.uk/apply/.

Please click on the following link for more information about the MRC-LID programme: http://mrc-lid.lshtm.ac.uk/

For more information on funding please go to: http://mrc-lid.lshtm.ac.uk/faqs/

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1 January 2020.

Funding Notes

To be eligible for a full studentship award applicants must
(a) hold, or expect to obtain before September 2020, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (as a minimum), and
(b) be a UK or EU citizen, and
(c) have maintained ordinary residence in the UK continuously for the 3 years preceding 1 September 2020.

To be generally eligible for a fees-only studentship award applicants must
(a) hold, or expect to obtain before September 2020, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (as a minimum), and
(b) be a UK or EU citizen.

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