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Vacancies

SPCR Funding Opportunities

The School of Primary Care Research currently has funding opportunities for 2015, which can be found below:

STUDENTSHIPS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 2015

Applications are invited for this national PhD studentship competition for 3 year awards from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. Awards are offered at all the partner Universities within the SPCR: Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham Oxford, Southampton and University College London.

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GENERAL PRACTICE CAREER PROGRESSION FELLOWSHIPS 2015

Applications are invited for a 12 to 24 month part time award for general practitioners with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in academic primary care.  Awards are offered at all nine Universities within the SPCR: Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London.

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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PRIMARY CARE 2015

Applications are invited for fellowships from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research.  The goal of these fellowships is for the fellow to publish papers from their PhD and write a grant application to secure future funding (e.g. an NIHR fellowship).  These fellowships are available from October 2015 and are for two years.

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MRC PhD Studentships (x2) 

Summary: The Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care invites applications for two Medical Research Council-funded PhD studentships to begin in September 2015. The Institute offers a unique environment to those wishing to undertake interdisciplinary study and gain exposure to research within departments pursuing a highly acclaimed international research agenda. Successful candidates will be based in one of the Research Departments of the Institute, namely Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Population Health, Applied Health Research, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing or Primary Care and Population Health. They will also have the opportunity to benefit from expertise across the Institute and, depending on the nature of the project proposed, work across departments or with a co-supervisor from another Institute in the Faculty of Population Health in UCL. Applicants should have a first or upper second class degree in an appropriate discipline. An MSc in a relevant subject is desirable.

Eligibility: These MRC research studentships are for 3 years. They are restricted to candidates who have been resident in the UK for the past three years.  If you do not fulfil this criterion, you are not eligible for this scheme.

Funding: MRC Studentships cover UK home fees and full stipend for three years. The stipend is currently £15,863 pa. Two studentships are available for 2015/16 academic year.

Applications: Applications should include a CV, an indication of the area of research for which the candidate is applying, and a statement of research experience and interests. Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please include a contact telephone number and an email address. Applications should be addressed to: Andreas Opitz, Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, University College London, Mortimer Market, London WC1E 6BT (a.opitz@ucl.ac.uk). 

Application deadline: 5.00pm Monday 23 Feb 2015.

If you wish to discuss possible research topics and opportunities, please contact Dr Andrew Copas (a.copas@ucl.ac.uk, 020 3108 2062) for studentships in the Department of Infection and Population Health, Dr Kate Walters (k.walters@ucl.ac.uk 020 7794 0500, internal x36747) for studentships in the Department of Primary Care & Population Health or Dr Anne McMunn (020 7679 1730, a.mcmunn@ucl.ac.uk) regarding studentships in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health or MRC Lifelong Health & Ageing, and Dr Nora Pashayan (n.pashayan@ucl.ac.uk, 020 3108 3255) regarding studentships in the Department of Applied Health Research.

Interviews: It is hoped that interviews will be held sometime during the week of 16-20 March 2015.

Academic references will be taken up for all short-listed candidates and travel costs will be reimbursed up to the equivalent of the most economical train/air fare available within the UK.

Further information regarding potential research groups and supervisors can be found within a word document via this link

PhD opportunity to conduct qualitative research into menopause in HIV-positive women in the UK

Improved survival as a result of antiretroviral therapy has led to an increase in the number of HIV-positive women of potentially menopausal age in the UK, with approximately 12,000 women aged 40-56 accessing HIV care in 2012.  The menopause is associated with reduced quality of life and impaired role performance in women in general. However, little is known about the menopause in HIV-positive women, especially those of African ethnicity who comprise the majority of HIV-positive women in the UK.   

The Prime Study (HIV-Positive Women Transitioning Through the Menopause) is a three-year NIHR-funded mixed-methods observational study based at UCL’s Department of Infection and Population Health.  It will be the largest study to date in the UK to address menopause in HIV-positive women and it aims to explore the impact of the menopause on wellbeing and engagement in HIV care in this group.

We have an opportunity for a full-time PhD-student to join our research team.  The successful applicant will conduct qualitative research with HIV-positive women recruited from NHS clinics to explore experiences of the menopause and how they articulate with an HIV-positive status.  The studentship will provide the opportunity to develop skills in systematic review of qualitative literature, recruitment of NHS participants, qualitative interviewing, visual methodologies (such as body mapping) and qualitative data analysis.  The successful candidate will be mentored and supported in their application for funding of their stipend and fees. 

Person specification:  applicants should have a first or upper second class degree and a Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline including anthropology, medical sociology and psychology, or be able to demonstrate experience in qualitative research methods. 

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Shema Tariq, Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, Off Capper Street, London WC1E 6JB.  Email: s.tariq@ucl.ac.uk

If you are seeking funding opportunities/scholarships, please look at:

•             http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships  

•             http://www.findaphd.com/ 

•             http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/funds/

Further opportunities can be found on local Research Departmental vacancy pages via the following links: 

CHIME Centre for Health Informatics & Multi-professional Education
EPH Epidemiology & Public Health
IPH Infection & Population Health
PCPH Primary Care & Population Health
DAHR
Department of Applied Health Research

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