We are looking to recruit two fully funded PhD opportunities in the area of environments and health. The studentships are funded as part of the UK Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research and both projects will be working at the forefront of health informatics and administrative data research in the UK working closely with colleagues in the Administrative Data Research Centre and the Farr Institute as well as research groups in the School of Geosciences including the Centre for Research on Environment Society and Health (CRESH) and the Population, Health and Place research group.
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree (at least 2:1) with a data analytical component from a discipline such as geography, medicine, public health, epidemiology, medical sociology. Experience of statistical data analytical techniques relevant to large-scale and complex social science or health datasets and relevant software packages (Stata, SPSS, SAS or R) is desirable. The precise design of both programmes of research will be developed jointly by the student and the project supervisors and progress towards completion of the PhD will be reviewed in accordance with established guidelines within the School of Geosciences. There is an expectation that the PhD students will contribute substantial independent thinking with regard to the research design, research questions, methodology and analysis throughout the studentship, including preparing and writing results into academic publications where relevant and will contribute actively within the wider research team.
The links below contain more details about both projects including application deadlines, contact details for informal enquiries and how to apply: