PhD studentship – examining innovative clinical study designs for evaluating new diagnostics
The MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership is offering a three-year full time doctoral fellowship hosted by ourselves and collaborators at Newcastle University.
The MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP) aims to improve patient health by improving the design of clinical trials. Their MRC Doctoral Training Partnership provides PhD training in clinical trials methodology. Successful candidates also become members of the TMRP which offers a broad spectrum of professional development, training and networking opportunities. Dr Will Jones and Dr Clare Lendrem from the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative are delighted to be co-supervising a three-year funded PhD studentship within this programme in 2022.
The PhD will explore different clinical trial designs to see if they make the evidence generation process for new diagnostics more efficient. The project will involve performing a systematic literature review on innovative clinical trial designs and developing methods to overcome any identified challenges. The research will support diagnostic developers as they are bringing their innovations to the UK healthcare market. The project will also help to ensure that new improved diagnostics are available as quickly as possible for patients.
The primary supervisor for the PhD is James Wason, Professor of Biostatistics at Newcastle University. Dr Faye Williamson and Dr Kevin Wilson from Newcastle University will also co-supervise the studentship.
Candidates should have an undergraduate and/or Masters degree in a relevant subject such as Mathematics or Statistics.
The deadline for applying is 4 pm (GMT) 18 February 2022.
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