PhD in Biostatistics
A 3-year PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Public Health, Section of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, starting on 1 December 2016 or as soon as possible hereafter.
The section of Biostatistics conducts general biostatistical research and methodological development in biostatistics, undertakes teaching of students at various educations, undergraduate as well as postgraduate, and offers biostatistical advice to staff and students in all disciplines of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The Danish national registries provide information on medical records and outcome for all Danish citizens. Tools from survival analysis such as Cox regression and Poisson regression are frequently used for registry based association studies. This project is a biostatistical project in which we develop and apply new statistical strategies for psychiatric disease research. We will systematically search the registries for new candidate drugs which show potential protecting effects against depression and bipolar disorder. Funding for the project has been obtained from the The Danish Council for Independent Research.
The aim of the PhD project will be to develop study design and corresponding statistical methods suitable for a Register-Wide Association Study (R-WAS) which includes all drugs on the market in a given calendar time period. The challenges are due to the large number of drugs on the market and the resulting huge number of combinations of drugs which define the medical history of a single person at a given landmark timepoint. Further challenges are due to that drug prescription processes are influenced by co-morbidity, policy changes in treatment regimes, confounding by indication, contra-indications and similar sources of bias.
Submit your application, including cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, publication list and diplomas, via the provided link no later than October 1st, 2016.
The cover letter should include
• A statement detailing the basis on which the applicant wishes his or her scientific, and other qualifications to be assessed.
• A detailed account of other qualifications relevant to the post applied for
• Description of relevant background, possible national or international experience, and motivation for choosing this research project.
Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
More information about the project and the position is available by contacting Head of section, Prof. Claus Thorn Ekstrøm, email@example.com, Phone 45 35 32 75 97
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.
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