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14 Mar 2014

Full-Time Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Joint Modelling at Northumbria University

Northumbria University – Posted by paganin23 Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

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Project Description

The joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data has become a highly-active field of research over the last twenty years with recent focus on developing models to handle multiple longitudinal profiles along with several, potentially competing, time-to-event processes. Several situations remain in their infancy when it comes to methodological advances. Examples are the treatment of asynchronous longitudinal profiles, data encompassing multiple levels (i.e. patients within a hospital within a region), sample size and power calculations. There is also a need to develop models to handle longitudinal data in the form of counts, or percentages and improving flexibility in time-to-event models by incorporating barycentric rational interpolation in place of splines. Software to implement methods is also key in order to allow routine implementation of the most appropriate model for the data to hand. The focus of this project will be two-fold: developing novel models for situations not adequately dealt with in the current literature, encompassing ‘pre’ and ‘post’ data accumulation in the form of study design and methodological advances, and implementing these models in user-friendly R software to enhance dissemination.

How to Apply

Informal Enquiries Enquiries regarding this studentship should be made to: [email protected] Eligibility criteria: Applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree (in a relevant subject) from a British higher education institution, or equivalent. Students who are not UK/EU residents are eligible to apply, provided they hold the relevant academic qualifications, together with an IELTS score of at least 6.5. To apply, e-mail [email protected] to request the application form, quoting reference EE/DRFCEIS7/53631. Alternatively, use the application link Deadline for applications: 07 April 2014 Start Date: 1 October 2014 Funding Notes: The studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates (in 2014/15 this is 13,863 pa) and Home/EU fees. Overseas candidates are also eligible to apply.

Job Categories: Researcher/Academic. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: biomarkers, joineR package, joint modelling, Longitudinal data, R software, and survival data.

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