Opportunities from MRC

Trials Methodology Research

Our PhD programme presents a unique opportunity to undertake training for a PhD in trials methodology research.

Up to 20 new MRC PhD projects are available at locations across the UK.

Trials methodology covers all aspects of the trials development pathway, supported by the Network, a UK resource to improve the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical trials.

There are projects suitable for statisticians, mathematicians, biologists, health economists, qualitative researchers, epidemiologists, psychologists, social scientists, health service researchers, and those with appropriate qualifications currently working in trials. Projects are available at universities across the UK.

Package includes an enhanced student stipend of £19,726 per year for projects in London or £17,726 per year for projects elsewhere (a clinical salary for some projects is available for clinically qualified candidates

See www.methodologyhubs.mrc.ac.uk for details

Due to funding restrictions only home/EU applicants are eligible for funding through this programme. Eligibility and residence requirements must be met.

Deadline for application forms is 24 November 2014.

For more details and to apply please go to:


Dawn-Marie Burgess

Senior Information and Engagement Officer

NIHR Trainees Co-ordinating Centre

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