2016 Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research PhD Studentship in UK

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2016 Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research PhD Studentship in UK

Application Deadline: Closing date for applications is 31st March 2016.

The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is pleased to offer PhD studentship in collaboration with UCL, QMUL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. UK/EU and overseas applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship program. The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students. The vision of the institute is to harness health data for patient and public benefit by setting the international standard for the safe and secure use of electronic patient records and other population-based datasets for research purposes. The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is developing coordinated interdisciplinary programmes of research using Electronic Health Records across the areas of Discovery Science, Precision Medicine, Public Health, Learning Health Systems, Citizen Driven Health.

Benefits

The studentships cover UK/Home and EU fees and a yearly stipend (for academic year 2016-17: £16,539). Overseas applicants who are self-funding or in receipt of a scholarship which covers overseas fees are welcome to apply, but are requested to contact the Farr Institute prior to submitting their application.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should possess a good first degree in a relevant discipline and an MSc or substantial experience in Computer Science, Statistics, Research methods or Bioinformatics.
  • UK/EU and overseas applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship programme.
  • Applicants should possess a good first degree in a relevant discipline and an MSc or substantial experience in computer science, statistics, research methods or bioinformatics.
  • English language Requirements: If applicants first language is not English they must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which applicants have applied.

To apply candidates should submit a CV and a one page statement of their research interests. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and if successful, invited to work up a research proposal with a leading Farr Institute academic with a view to starting the PhD in October 2016.

How to Apply: Please submit your application to Dr Denise Beales, Institute Manager (email: d.beales-at-ucl.ac.uk). For more information, click here

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