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Current PhD opportunities at LHA/UCL

MRC PhD Studentship- Ref:1526627 

UCL Department / Division: MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL

Duration of Studentship: 3 years

Stipend: £16,249 (circa) + fees per annum

Closing Date: 17 Jan 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: Midnight

Vacancy Information

MRC LHA is offering a 3-year doctoral fellowship in life course epidemiology and ageing. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates from biomedical disciplines with an MSc in epidemiology or a related discipline.

Studentship Description

Research projects include life course approaches to cardiovascular, cognitive, musculoskeletal and reproductive ageing; disability and care; epigenetics of ageing; and inflammatory and neuroendocrine pathways to ageing. See for further information for prospective PhD students and suggested topics.

This post provides a valuable opportunity to gain skills in longitudinal studies and life course epidemiology.

Person Specification

Applicants will need to be motivated researchers, with a keen interest in a life course approach to health and ageing. Applications are invited from graduates with a good (First Class or Upper Second Class) Bachelor’s degree plus an MSc in epidemiology or a related discipline, or equivalent research experience.


Please note the eligibility residence criteria that must be met & fee information at: 

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and university fees) a student must have:

Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay.

Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).

Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

To be eligible for a fees only award:

Students from EU countries other than the UK are generally eligible for a fees-only award. To be eligible for a fees-only award, a student must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU, in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK.

Informal enquiries should be made to: Dr Stephanie Pilling (

A job description and person specification can be accessed at Please search for reference 1526627.  To apply, please include a CV, a separate statement of research experience and interests, an indication of the topic for which you are applying, and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send them to Jane Johnson Please include a contact number and an email address.

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Studentship Start Date: 26 September 2016