Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research

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

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 (for example, 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. By doing so, you will enable major advances in biosocial research to be made 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.

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