We invite applications for two 3-year PhD studentship in Environmental statistics within the Environment and Health Statistics group, part of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health.

We develop and apply statistical methods driven by problems in environmental exposure and environmental epidemiology. Our applications span from climate change and its impact on health, to spatio-temporal surveillance and nowcasting of disease incidence and prevalence, to the evaluation of the impact of policies on population health. To answer these public health questions we develop and employ a wide range of methods, mainly in the Bayesian statistical framework, exploiting the data structure in space and time. We closely collaborate with other department across Imperial, as well as with public health institutions within the UK and internationally.

We are now seeking outstanding candidates for one of two available PhD projects found on the MRC Centre website.


Candidates should hold, or achieve by the start of the programme, a Master's degree in addition to a Bachelor's degree with a UK First- or Upper Second-Class honours grade or equivalent in a relevant life science or quantitative science subject. Candidates must have strong statistical/computational skills.

Candidates MUST start the PhD by 1st October 2023 at the latest.

Applications from unsuccessful candidates in previous recruitment rounds for MRC-CEH studentships will not be considered.

Studentships include funding for Home tuition fees and a stipend of £19,668 per annum.

This studentship is only available to candidates who are eligible for home tuition fee status.


The application form can be downloaded HERE. It should be completed electronically and e-mailed to e.umoh@imperial.ac.uk. For any queries contact m.blangiardo@imperial.ac.uk or e.umoh@imperial.ac.uk.

Applicants with relevant knowledge, skills and ambition outside the scope of the projects listed are encouraged to apply (relevant projects will be identified following successful interview).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is 1 April 2023. 

The MRC Centre and the NIHR HPRUs are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment.