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ESRC Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research

We are seeking bright, motivated applicants to form the first cohort of students in the new Soc-B (Social-Biological) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Biosocial Science jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Strong links exist between our social environments and health, however the biological processes linking the two are less clear. Recent years have seen increased investment in the collection of biomarker data (eg neuroimaging, genomics, metabolomics, cognitive and physical functioning) within a number of well-characterised longitudinal social surveys.

Innovative methods are required to handle these high-dimensional datasets and study the causal processes underlying the reciprocal relationships between the social environment and biology.

As a graduate of the innovative Soc-B programme, you will be one of a small group of cutting-edge researchers with the theoretical knowledge, analytic capabilities and communication skills to capitalise on these investments and make major advances in biosocial research in the future.

Soc-B studentships are based across social and biological science departments in three centres of excellence in biosocial research: UCL, The University of Manchester and University of Essex.

Soc-B PhD studentships are four-year (+4) studentships, with the first year spent in project rotations and biosocial training before selecting a PhD research topic for years 2-4.

Find out more about projects/supervisors at The University of Manchester (PDF).

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Soc-B CDT website.

The submission deadline for applications is Monday, 23 January 2017 at 4pm GMT.