PhD Studentship in Assessing the Role of Sleep in Reducing Risk and Improving Outcomes for Breast Cancer
University of Bristol - Department of Population Health Sciences
United Kingdom

The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, through links with the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) and University Hospitals Bristol, is offering an exciting 3-year PhD opportunity funded by the Above and Beyond Breast Cancer Legacies. The PhD studentship will involve mixed-methods research (both qualitative and quantitative data analysis) to investigate the role of sleep patterns in breast cancer risk and progression. The successful candidate will benefit from a supervisory team with expertise in cancer and molecular epidemiology as well as medical oncology. Please refer to the full advert on our home page


Details of current tuition fees for this programme. Further information on fees and living expenses.

If you are seeking funding, please see our postgraduate funding opportunities and advice.

Application procedure

Applicants are encouraged to email to discuss the PhD in more detail. We would especially welcome a brief curriculum vitae at this stage, as well as a short explanation as to why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area. If you are intending to apply, you will need to make an online application with an accompanying research proposal (no more than 1500 words) at choosing Faculty of Health Science and Population Health PhD.

We encourage applicants to submit their application by 1st September, with an anticipated start date of 1stDecember 2019.

Candidate requirements:  Potential applicants for this PhD need to have at least a good Honours (minimum requirement is a 2:1) or master’s degree in a relevant subject e.g. biomedical sciences, health sciences. Proficiency in English is essential. Details of the required academic qualifications and English language requirements.

Funding: Fully funded for 3 years with stipend of £15,955-16,626, UK/EU fees and a research grant

Contacts: Please contact Dr Rebecca Richmond


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