Current PhD Opportunities

BioSS has a range of PhD projects available in collaboration with partner universities and research organisations. Current projects involve the development of models, quantitative methods and theory in , Human Health and Earth and Environment. Please follow the appropriate links to find out how to apply for each studentship noting the application deadline in each case.

To discuss PhD opportunities further e.g. which projects might be most appropriate for you, please email: Glenn Marion

Human Health

In partnership with the School of Health and Life Sciences of the Glasgow Caledonian University we are offering a 3-year full-time PhD studentship to develop statistical methods and models to investigate the dynamics of the interplay between lifestyle behaviours, its synergetic effects on human health and healthy ageing, and the implications for public health policies. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of statistical and public health sciences, developing new statistical tools and applying them to model high-resolution data generated from current body worn sensor and mobile health technologies to address a global health issue.

Earth and Environment

In partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council funded Edinburgh Earth and Environment E3 DTP - we are offering three studentships. Project A will develop modelling approaches to understand vegetation dynamics, whilst project B aims to incorporate vegetation dynamics and dispersal within statistical approaches to species distribution modelling.

To find out about eligibility and how to apply visit the E3 DTP webpages. The ‘How to Apply’ information can be found by selecting ‘Apply’ in the Menu; and to find these projects and apply select ‘Projects’ and search using appropriate key words from the project title (Projects are in alphabetical order).

* Please note 1st round of applications for the E3 DTP (2017/2018 intake, starting September 2017) are now closed. Although we cannot guarantee it at that stage, there might be a second round in May 2017. Please consult the E3 DTP webpages for updates.

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