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[Met-jobs] PhD Studentship Opportunities - MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health - Apply Now!

From "Athersuch, Toby J" <>
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Date Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:44:51 +0000

Title: PhD Studentship Opportunities - MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health - Apply Now!
Dear Met-Jobs,

I would like to draw to your attention to the latest opportunities for PhD studentships that are currently available with the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health. Some may be of interest to those in the field of meteorology wishing to change direction by applying modelling approaches to questions of exposure assessment, and the inclusion of weather/climate models in key epidemiologcal studies. There are a number of aspects of these projects, so if you are interested in further study, please read through the descriptions on the website.


3-Year PhD Studentships Available from October 2011


Applications are invited for PhD studentships within the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health, starting in October 2011. We particularly seek candidates with a strong interest in cardio-respiratory disease, reproductive, environmental and spatial epidemiology, environmental sciences, risk assessment and modelling, air and water pollution, biomarkers, environmental toxicology, biostatistics and metabonomics.


Specific key projects for the studentships are now available:
- Uncertainty analysis of the CMAQ modelling system; determining model suitability as a support tool for air pollution, epidemiological and climate policy in the UK
- Community health impacts of large scale biocomposting.
- Health effects of indoor nitrogen dioxide.
- Health effects of environmental exposure to agricultural pesticides.
- Statistical methods for the analysis and interpretation of correlated exposure metrics within a time series framework.


The Centre is a joint collaboration between Imperial College London and King’s College London with the mission to become an international centre of excellence for research and training on the health effects of environmental pollutants, and the translation of knowledge acquired into national and international policy. The Centre has an emphasis on collaborative work between its constituent research groups and students will be part of a multidisciplinary team with internationally recognised expertise.

As a minimum, attainment of a UK 2:1 degree or equivalent, and appropriate training at Masters level in a relevant discipline is expected. Successful applicants must fulfil the College admissions criteria prior to enrolment. The studentships provide a stipend of £18,000 p.a. Tuition fees are covered at the Home/EU rate. There is no provision for overseas (non Home/EU) student fees within this scheme.


For more detailed information on specific projects, applicants are advised to contact the relevant supervisor for an informal discussion. Contact details are available on the Centre website.

To apply, please complete the application form available on the Centre website and e-mail, along with a copy of your CV, to Dr Toby Athersuch:

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Thursday, 17th March 2011. It is expected that shortlisted candidates will be informed by Saturday, 19th March 2011.  

Interviews will be held on Friday 25th March 2011.


Many thanks for your time,


Dr Toby Athersuch
Lecturer in Environmental Toxicology & Biomarkers
MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health
Imperial College London

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