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One funded PhD Studentship

posted Jun 27, 2012, 4:49 AM by Pantelis Bagos

University of Ioannina School of Medicine

The Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology invites applications for a 3-year funded PhD studentship.

Research Post 1: Statistical models for synthesis of data from clinical experiments

Qualifications: Applicants should have strong quantitative skills.  They should have postgraduate qualification in statistics, mathematics and computer science or, alternatively, qualification in a health-related discipline with a strong quantitative component and very good statistical and computational skills. They should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Programming experience is desirable and a Masters in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or equivalent is an important advantage. After the training period, the post holder is expected to start developing and applying statistical models to complex clinical problems.

Setting: The post is funded by a European Research Council grant. The grant also provides funding for training (courses and workshops) and participation to international and national conferences.  Successful applicants will have the opportunity to gain vast experience on challenging and exciting projects and collaborate with leading international researchers.

Project outline: The research posts entail epidemiological and statistical research in the field of systematic reviews and meta-analysis, the quantitative synthesis of results from clinical trials. The focus is on the statistical aspects of multiple-treatment meta-analysis. Previous experience with meta-analysis and systematic reviews is not essential.

Applications should include a CV in English, contact details for two academic or professional referees and a cover letter with a personal statement (about half a page) describing your suitability and motivation.

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Post Duration: 3 years

Salary: 12,000-14,500 per annum depending on experience and qualifications

Closing date: 1 Sept 2012