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PhD studentship opportunities - October 2020

Research area: Artificial intelligence, data science and mathematical modelling for global health and global environmental health

We welcome applications for funded 3.5-year PhD studentships to start in October 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to conduct interdisciplinary research on global health and global environmental health with emphasis on the applications of novel methods in artificial intelligence, data science and mathematical modelling.

The PhD research will use multiple traditional and emerging data, and apply novel methods to characterise health and its social and environmental determinants, at scales from neighbourhoods of a city to global.

The studentships will be based in the Environment and Global Health Research Group at Imperial’s School of Public Health, which was ranked as the UK's joint top programme according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The group is internationally renowned for its research on spatiotemporal analysis of multi-dimensional health and environmental data. The group is highly interdisciplinary and the students will interact regularly with peers that have diverse backgrounds and specialisations There are also regular interactions with other parts of Imperial (e.g., Data Science Institute, Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Engineering) and at other leading global universities.

Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a first or upper second class degree or equivalent in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, economics neuroscience or related discipline, and have exceptional quantitative/computational preparation.

The research group is part of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health; the Centre has an established training programme for early career researchers, which provides bespoke training and development, pastoral care, and extensive opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Studentships will include tuition fees and a minimum stipend of £18,000 per annum for UK and EU nationals.

The closing date for application is 10 January 2020. Please download the application form and send it to global.env.health@imperial.ac.uk.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in January-February 2020.