PhD Funding Opportunity: Studentship in Applied Social Statistics
Project Title: "Understanding the social challenges and domestic governance of health care provision in Brazil and the UK: an international comparison"
Applications are invited for the above PhD studentship in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University. This is a project of interest to those with an interest in medical statistics and particularly epidemiological applications. It will consider the statistical challenges of modelling multi-level survey data from both cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys over time to investigate the social and geographical determinants affecting health care provision in Brazil, and in a comparison with the UK. The focus may be on child health or adult health according to the specific interests of the applicant.
Funding is available to cover both fees and a full tax-free stipend for three years of study. The studentship, offered through the North West Doctoral Training Centre (www.nwdtc.ac.uk), is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the PhD Partnering Scheme. Applications are restricted to UK/EU nationals. Knowledge of Portuguese would be helpful but is not essential.
The deadline for applications is 27th May 2014 (email CV, academic transcripts, personal statement).
The starting date is 1 October 2014.
For further details please see this document.
Applicants should hold (or expect to obtain) a Masters degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, quantitative methods or a similar subject.
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