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Studentship in Primary Health Care

NIHR SCHOOL FOR PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH (SPCR) Based in The Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care University of Cambridge


Applications are invited for this national PhD studentship competition for 3 year awards from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. Awards will normally be taken up in October 2017.

The goal of the Cambridge Primary Care Unit (PCU) is to reduce the burden of ill health by identifying and targeting the behaviours that lead to chronic disease, by improving early detection of illness, and by improving the delivery of health services in community settings. We aim to achieve this by delivering research and education at the highest international standards of excellence.

Applicants must have a first degree in a discipline relevant to primary care research and will be expected to complete a PhD during the award period. The academic requirements are at least a 2i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university and a Masters in a relevant subject. Students must be defined as "Home" or "EU" for fee purposes to be eligible to apply for this award. Studentship awards include fees and an annual tax-free stipend normally of £16,000.

Applications are encouraged to develop their own projects within the remit of the Unit (

Enquiries: Frances Cater, Unit Coordinator, Primary Care Unit -

Applications should include:

1) A CV including full details of all University courses taken with date, with grades if available.

2) The names and contact details of two academic or clinical referees.

3) A covering letter (up to 500 words) explaining why you wish to be considered for this particular studentship, what you will bring to the project and listing any relevant research (and clinical) experience to date.

Closing date: 23rd June 2017

Please quote reference SN12366 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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