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4 Year PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK

Modern genomics promises not only to help uncover the molecular basis of disease, but also to have a major impact on health care through translation of advances in techniques, computation and knowledge into clinical trials and clinical practice. Quantitative analysis is at the heart of this goal, and there is a pressing requirement for researchers with thorough mathematical and statistical expertise, in addition to training in medical genetics and informatics. This PhD programme has been established as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The programme will provide the opportunity to work at the interface between the mathematical and computational sciences, and genome-scale and translational medical research.
The programme is a four year PhD programme but follows a “1 + 3″ model, comprising a tailored first year of taught modules and research rotations, followed by a three-year research project. All students will have two supervisors: one from mathematics, engineering or other quantitative science background, and the second from a genetics or genomics/biomedical background. Successful applicants will have strong mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and may include exceptional biologists. They will develop quantitative techniques and theoretical approaches and apply them to practical problems in both translational and basic biomedical research. This PhD Programme will award fees to students at the University of Cambridge graduate ‘home rate’:

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 March 2011

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Research Fellowships in History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK

The Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM) invites applications for a Research Fellow related to the CHM’s Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, Situating Medicine: New Directions in the History of Medicine’. Applications are welcome from internal and external candidates with research expertise in the History of Medicine.The Fellowship is intended for early career researchers who have no more than two year’s postdoctoral research/teaching experience and who have not held a permanent academic post. You will have an excellent academic record and the potential to pursue your chosen research subject at the highest level.You will be expected to conceptualise and conduct a public engagement project related to you own research interest and in line with the CHM’s Wellcome Trust Strategic Award focus areas.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 April 2011

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