Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,777.
Number of awards
Start date and duration
September 2019 for three years.
Application closing date
6 March 2019.
This project will be suitable for statisticians who are interested in applying their technical skills to improve the efficiency of clinical trials and their benefit to patients.
This project will focus on improving methods for designing and analysing adaptive multi-arm trials (see (1–3)). This would include:
As part of a supportive and dynamic environment, the student would have the opportunity to get involved in the design of real clinical trials using their methods.
Training on relevant statistical methods, statistical programming and clinical trials will be provided.
Newcastle University , Faculty of Medical Sciences
Name of supervisor(s)
Professor James Wason , Institute of Health and Society
Applicants must have at least a 2:1 degree in a discipline relevant to the study and (by the time of starting the PhD) a master’s degree in statistics or a subject with a substantial theoretical statistics component/equivalent research training/experience.
If English is not your first language, you must have an overall IELTS of more than 6.5 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent.
The award is available to UK/EU applicants. Non-EU international applicants who are interested should contact the supervisor.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create a new account ’.
Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:
- insert the programme code 8300F in the programme of study section
- insert the studentship code HS037 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- attach a covering letter and CV no more than two pages for each. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the studentship reference code HS037 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
- attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.
For further information please email Professor James Wason .
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