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MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research

MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research- Strategic PhD projects

####NEW Funded PhD studentship projects open for applications####

The MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research are currently advertising competitive PhD projects for application. Aplicants must contact the supervisor by 24 January and final applications must be sumitted by 31 January 2014.

All projects are suitable for non-clinical candidates and these non-clinical PhD studentships include a stipend of £19,726 for projects in London, and £17,726 for projects elsewhere. Two of the projects have been identified as suitable for clinical fellows, and salaries at appropriate levels are available should these projects be awarded to clinical candidates (refs 2013 P16 and 2013 P7).

Projects are open to students with an appropriate first degree (2:1 or higher). Candidates with Masters degrees may also apply. Clinical candidates are eligible to apply for some projects.

More details on available projects can be found here.

About the Network

Clinical trials are studies conducted in patients to evaluate the potential benefits (and risks) that new treatments could offer. They provide the 'gold standard’ evidence base for informing and improving future patient care.

The Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) were established by the MRC to create a UK-wide regionally distributed research resource to improve the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical trials.

The Hubs have a variety of methodological expertise and close links with clinical trials units and other methodological groups in universities, industry and relevant professional bodies and organisations. The Hubs were networked together to enhance their individual activities, strengthen the methodological research further, and aid dissemination and education relating to good methods in clinical trials. To read more about the Network, click HERE.

Posted on 07/01/2014

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