PhD Studentship in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England Ageing and Multi-morbidity theme

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England (EoE) invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Ageing and Multi-morbidity theme (AMM)
Location: One of the Universities in the NIHR ARC EoE
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £15,009 p.a. plus tuition fees
Hours: Full Time

The NIHR ARC EoE is a 5-year collaboration between Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and the Universities of Hertfordshire, Cambridge, East Anglia and Essex along with NHS trusts transformation (STPs) partnerships, charities, industry and patient led organisations and partners across the region.

A fully funded PhD studentship from October 2020 for three years (full time study) is offered for an outstanding early stage researcher to conduct applied research on ageing and / or multi-morbidity. The studentship is an exciting career opportunity for an ambitious researcher who is keen to develop as a future leader in applied research.

  • Applicants should have a degree in a relevant discipline: 2.1 or higher, a good knowledge of UK health care provision and an interest in applied health and social care research.
  • Applicants with a master’s degree are especially welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must demonstrate how they will add value to NHS/health or social care provider organisations.

Further Particulars

The studentship comes with a yearly tax-free stipend at current RCUK rates (£15,009) plus Home/EU tuition fees. When outlining proposed work candidates should explain how any additional research costs would be covered and by whom. The successful applicant will register at one of the four ARC partnership Universities (Cambridge, Hertfordshire, East Anglia and Essex).  To promote cross institutional working, it is anticipated that the second supervisor (s) will be based in one of the partner Universities.

Suggested topic areas for PhD study and linked supervisors

PhD research questions and proposed programmes of work must align with NIHR ARC EoE AMM theme and ideally involve one or more of the ARC’s four ‘populations in focus’ (Great Yarmouth and Waveney, Peterborough and Fenland, Stevenage and Thurrock). These are communities where people experience inequalities of income and health and have, until now, had few opportunities to benefit from applied research to improve their access to services.

Nine topic areas are outlined in the Proposed Subject List table which are current priority areas of interest for the Ageing and Multimorbidity theme. Studies that address multi-morbidity can address all patient groups and are not limited to older populations. Topics outlined in the Proposed Subject List table are not all inclusive. Candidates with a research topic that fits with the broad ARC Ageing and Multi-morbidity theme will be considered.

How to apply

Closing date: 23.59pm (BST) on 26th January 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered. The fellowship would commence October 2020

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