Wellcome Trust CALIBER MSc Studentships (x2) in Epidemiology
University College London – UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Population Health
The UCL Clinical Epidemiology Group, based within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, is offering two one-year Studentships for full-time students undertaking the MSc in Social Epidemiology at UCL. The awards are to start in October 2011 and the Studentship will include payment of tuition fees (at Home/EU level). The recipients will be expected to conduct their research project (dissertation) within the Clinical Epidemiology Group and thus an interest in exploiting electronic health records for research in cardiovascular disease is essential.
Opportunities include projects in relating to cardiovascular disease and depression, the patient journey, biomarkers and diabetes and in training in the use of electronic health record data and statistical methods.
The Clinical Epidemiology Group is investigating potentially remediable aetiologic and prognostic factors for specific coronary disease phenotypes. In the CArdiovascular disease research LInking Bespoke studies and Electronic Records (CALIBER) consortium, funded by the Wellcome Trust, we are exploiting large scale resources such as the national register of acute coronary syndromes, linked to the primary care record, and investigator led (“bespoke”) studies, which collect DNA and other exposures, (e.g. Whitehall II).
Candidates can be from any country but must be intending to pursue the full-time UCL MSc in Social Epidemiology and by the date of the application deadline, hold an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) for the course.
Eligible candidates must submit a copy of the UCL offer, CV and supporting statement, detailing research interests and reasons for wanting to work on CALIBER data, to:
CALIBER Programme Manager,
UCL Clinical Epidemiology Group,
2nd Floor Brook House
2-16 Torrington Place
London WC1E 7HN
The deadline for submissions is 5pm 10 June 2011
Applications will be reviewed by the academic selection panel and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in late May/early June. Phone or skype interview can be arranged for foreign applicants.
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