University of Adelaide – Joint PHD scholarships with the University of Nottingham

JOINT PHD SCHOLARSHIPS
WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Are you planning to embark on a PhD? Have you heard of the Joint PhD program between the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham, UK? The Universities work closely together on many of the world’s most pressing challenges such as food security, climate change and health and medicine.

By joining the program, you will gain an international outlook and build an international network, essential in today’s globalised job market. You will also have access to the research strengths of two globally leading research-intensive universities, the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham, UK.

This program offers a fantastic opportunity to fast-track your international career

How does it work?

The University of Adelaide (UofA) will be your home institution and the University of Nottingham (UofN) will be your host.

During your time overseas, you will be based at a Nottingham campus in the UK, China (near Shanghai), or Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

    • You will begin your PhD at UofA, developing your research proposal, skills and starting your research.
      * It is also possible for students who are unable to travel to Australia to begin their study at the University of Nottingham
    • Your project will be co-supervised by both UofA and UofN academics.
    • After your first year at UofA you’ll spend a minimum of 12 months at UofN (in one or several blocks).
    • Importantly, you will be eligible for training courses and additional travel grants from both institutions.
    • You’ll undertake your examination, including an oral defence at UofA.
    • Graduates of the program receive a single doctoral degree jointly awarded by both institutions.

What’s on offer?

The strategic partnership between the University of Nottingham and University of Adelaide is in the process of developing a Joint Global Health and Wellbeing Hub aimed at attaining sustainable solutions to global health issues, improving health and wellbeing across the lifespan. The hub will focus on developing and translating fundamental and applied research with the joint vision of improving health and wellness across the lifespan, equitably in all populations globally.

Under this initiative, PhD scholarships are available for projects aimed at obtaining sustainable solutions for global health challenges. These projects fall under the following clusters:

  • Cluster Area 1: A bench to bedside approach to solutions for lifelong health, initially focusing on research strengths in nursing, cancer, cardiovascular health, gastroenterology, musculoskeletal health, nutrition & metabolism and oral health.
  • Cluster Area 2: Closing the gap in health equality globally, initially focusing on research strengths in physical and mental, health and wellness for indigenous, low socioeconomic and isolated communities.
  • Cluster Area 3: Using big data to drive global health and wellness solutions, initially focusing on research strengths in public health, access to healthy diets and epidemiology.
  • Cluster Area 4: Consumer driven technology development, precision imaging, machine learning, and affordable diagnostics and therapeutics, initially focusing on research strengths in health & biotechnology, biophotonics, next generation precision imaging, digital innovation and machine learning.
  • Cluster Area 5: A healthy start to life ensuring the optimum start to lifelong health across the globe, initially focusing on fertility & conception, pregnancy & birth, early origins of health and childhood health.
  • Cluster Area 6: Global solutions for antibiotic resistance, immunisations and pandemics, initially focusing on vaccines & immunisation, respiratory health and antibiotic resistance.
  • Cluster Area 7: A global focus on individual health and wellbeing issues, initially focusing on neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease, cognition, lifelong mental health.

How to apply

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Identify an Joint PhD project of interest from the available opportunities advertised above
  3. Application instructions for international applications  and domestic applications 
  4. Apply for via the University of Adelaide’s online application form.

**Note: These projects are only open to applicants with United Kingdom or Australian Citizenship, currently residing in the United Kingdom or Australia.  International applicants with valid visas onshore in the United Kingdom or Australia may apply and a copy of your visa should be submitted with your application.

Enquiries

Email the HDR Admissions Team for assistance with the online application on agc.international@adelaide.edu.au for International Applications or hdr_admissions@adelaide.edu.au for Domestic Applications.

Applications Close: 7th March 2021

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University of Zürich – Post Doc or PhD position in Economics of Animal Health

Post Doc or PhD position in Economics of Animal Health

Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 – 23:45
PhD position or Postdoc Position

We are looking to fill a position at either PhD or postdoc level in the economics of animal health. The focus of the project is the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBAD). Livestock are part of an economic system therefore the evaluation of the burden of animal disease must be placed in an economic context that captures not just farm level effects but livelihood and wider economy impacts as well as externalities related to the environment and human health.

GBADs is a large collaborative project with a consortium of 16 partners coordinated by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the University of Liverpool with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. More details of the project can be found at: https://animalhealthmetrics.org

The successful candidate will develop models for the optimum production of various livestock systems at farm level. This will form the basis of the “Animal Health Loss Envelope”, which is essentially the difference between an idealized farming system where there are no net losses in livestock production and no expenditure on animal health due due to disease or suboptimal nutrition and the actual levels of productivity observed in these systems. The difference is hypothesized to be due to losses due to diseases and other avoidable constraints on animal production. To achieve this aim it will be necessary to undertake systematic searches for relevant data, data base analysis and economic modelling of livestock systems. This will include detailed analysis of farm budgets and losses due to morbidity and premature mortality of farm livestock. The literature on the economic impacts of different livestock diseases will be examined in order to attribute shares of the loss envelope to diseases and to other causes of health loss, such as nutrition and accidents.

 

Your profile

Applicants should have a background or experience in the economics of animal health and quantitative analysis. The project includes the handling and statistical analysis of data and experience with statistical analysis would be useful (eg R statistical computing). Knowledge of animal diseases such as through a veterinary background would be an advantage. A postdoc would be expected to have a PhD in an area relevant to this project. A PhD student would be expected to have a Master degree in a subject such as (veterinary) epidemiology or (animal) health economics.

A high standard of written and spoken English is essential.

The successful candidate will be based in the Section of Veterinary Epidemiology in the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Switzerland. For a PhD student the contract is initially for 3 years and he/she will be supervised by Paul Torgerson (University of Zürich) and Alexandra Shaw (University of Edinburgh).

 

What we offer

We offer a stimulating and supportive work environment that provides plenty of opportunities to develop an academic career. If recruited as a PhD student, you will join the either the Graduate School through the MNF Faculty University of Zürich or the Vetsuisse Faculty Zürich/Bern. The position for a PhD student is initially for 3 years, whilst a post doc would be for an initial period of 2 years. However, the vision of GBAD is for a longer term project with a review of funding and likely extension after 2 years. Thus there may be opportunities for longer term employment following the initial contract period.

Interested candidates should contact either Professor Paul Torgerson, email: paul.torgerson@uzh.ch or Professor Alexandra Shaw, email: alex@apconsultants.co.uk

 

Announcement (link): http://www.vetepi.uzh.ch
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PhD position/Graduate Research Assistantship in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Application Deadline: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
 

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The Laboratory of Lung Inflammation, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University have opening for highly motivated PhD candidate/ Graduate Research Assistant to work on NIH-funded research project in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

The position serve a great opportunity for doctoral training in the cutting-edge research techniques including transgenic mice, flow cytometry, imaging and omics. Suitable candidate must have a degree in veterinary medicine or biomedical sciences, strong research interest in molecular and translational biology, and immunology. Hands-on working experience with disease models in rodents are a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with previous research experience. International candidates must be fluent in English. To check the admission requirements of the program please visit

https://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/education/graduate-students/.

Applications, including (a) a cover letter, describing your experience, research and professional interests and career goals, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) unofficial transcripts and (d) contact information of three professional/academic references, should be sent in a single pdf file. Please send the application package directly to Dr. Amarjit Mishra (). The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until positions are filled. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Real-time clinical decision support for individual pets; obesity and Diabetes (Liverpool). Part of SAVSNET Agile: responsive data intelligence for canine health.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019

Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) collects large volumes of anonymised health records from a sentinel network of UK veterinary practitioners in real-time (savsnet.co.uk). Recently, we have used these data to describe antibiotic prescription in veterinary practice, to look at the seasonality of important parasites like ticks and flystrike. We also publish surveillance reports regularly in the Veterinary record. Data is fed back to participants in the form of anonymised benchmarks.
With Dogs Trust support, we are now advertising three PhDs to join an exciting interdisciplinary project based in leading research groups. The aim of this project (SAVSNET-Agile) is to speed up the flow of meaningful research surveillance measures so that they can be actioned in a clinically relevant time frame to improve individual and population canine health. These interlinked PhDs are i) in rapid statistical analysis of large data streams for anomalies (University of Lancaster), ii) in providing rapid decision support to clinicians to help better manage chronic disease (Liverpool – this PhD) and iii) developing a novel national framework to respond effectively to significant events like outbreaks in dogs (Bristol / Animal Health Trust). These PhDs will work closely together and with the rest of the SAVSNET team including software development and machine learning capability.
Clinical records represent a huge un-tapped resource for modelling clinical outcomes associated with patient characteristics and clinical history. In this specific PhD, we will identify groups of patients that are obese or have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and using these we will develop computer and statistical techniques to identify patient phenotypes associated with these conditions. The models produced will be tested for their ability to predict clinical outcomes with a view to incorporating them into real-time clinical support.

The successful candidate will be based at the University of Liverpool Leahurst Campus but will also spend time in Liverpool and possibly Manchester University. The candidate will learn a range of statistical (primarily using R) and software skills (primarily using the Python programming language) required to identify relevant clinical records and automate annotation of these records for the key clinical features that will allow modelling and prediction of clinical outcomes of diabetes and obesity.

This project will allow a clinically or para-clinically trained applicant to acquire the technical skills required to apply their clinical knowledge to this exciting challenge. Alternatively, a computer science or statistics graduate will be able to hone their data-mining/modelling skills in a health informatics setting.

This exciting PhD will complement the work of the other PhDs at Lancaster and Bristol, the wider SAVSNET team and the Dogs Trust, to transform the way big data is used in veterinary practice, surveillance and research when confronted with important canine disease.
During the PhD, there will be regular meetings to link the work of the three PhDs into the wider SAVSNET team, and to the Dogs Trust,
As well as traditional research publications, the results of this degree will feed directly back to practitioners through existing benchmarking sites. This will ensure the results of this work are rapidly translated into best veterinary practice.
The three-year project will be based at the University of Liverpool Leahurst campus, and is expected to start around September 2019. A student stipend of up to £20,000 is available for this project. All necessary postgraduate fees will also be covered at a UK / European rate. International (none-EU) students are welcome to apply but must be able to fund the difference between UK/EU and international tuition fees.

For enquiries please contact:
Dr P-J.M.Noble ()
Professor A.J.German ()

When applying via: http://www.liverpool.ac.uk/savsnet. Please give the names and addresses of two people who have agreed to act as referees on your behalf and provide their references. Referees should not be related to you.

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Rapid response to anomaly detection: a national framework for dealing with canine disease outbreaks. Part of SAVSNET Agile: responsive data intelligence for canine health.

Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
Application Deadline: Monday, July 01, 2019
Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The project:

The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) collects large volumes of anonymised health records from a sentinel network of UK veterinary practitioners in real-time (savsnet.co.uk).
With Dogs Trust support, we are now advertising three PhDs to join an exciting interdisciplinary project based in leading research groups. The aim of this project is to speed up the flow of meaningful research surveillance measures so that they can be actioned in a clinically relevant time frame to improve individual and population canine health.

How should stakeholders respond when a disease threat is detected in UK dogs, and who should lead this response? Currently, action (if any) is usually haphazard and subject to significant time lags. This Bristol / Animal Health Trust PhD project will create an action framework able to deal with identified endemic and emerging disease threats in the national canine population. The student will work closely with key national stakeholders to define priorities for disease surveillance and pathways to potential “ownership” of diseases. The response framework will initially review the previous response of AHT to characterise Seasonal Canine Illness and will be further validated using Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy as a case study.

The PhD student will gain expertise on qualitative and quantitative epidemiology including disease surveillance, and on data science. The student will also learn to build statistical models and use R language.

This three-year studentship will be mainly based in Langford Campus of the Bristol Veterinary School, but will spend periods at AHT, near Newmarket, Suffolk, and is expected to start around September 2019.
During the PhD there will be regular meetings to link the work of the three PhDs into the wider SAVSNET team, and to the Dogs Trust.

How to apply:

When applying via: http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select ‘Faculty of Health Sciences’ and then ‘Veterinary Sciences_(PhD)’ on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form
Please give the names and addresses of two people who have agreed to act as referees on your behalf and provide their references. Referees should not be related to you.

Candidate requirements:

We welcome applications from outstanding and motivated students with an undergraduate degree (2i or higher) in veterinary science or other related area. The candidate should have understanding of epidemiological principles relating to disease surveillance, enthusiasm for data science and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This PhD is particularly suited for those with an interest in mixed approaches to epidemiology wanting to implement health policy change. Standard University of Bristol eligibility rules apply. Please visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2018/health-sciences/phd-veterinary-sciences for more information.

Contacts:

Dr Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno ()

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