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Medical Research Council Unit the Gambia (MRCG) Doctoral Training Program Scholarship 2022

The studentship starts in December 2022 / January 2023 and will be full-time for four years, involving collaboration with the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM and a European University Full financial support will be provided.

MRCG Doctoral Training Program Scholarship Project One & Eligibility

Project One

  • Epigenetics as a potential mediating mechanism linking climate variation with lifelong health and disease.

Eligibility Requirements
Essential:

  • First Degree (B.Sc) in Mathematics, Computational or Biological Sciences
  • MSc in Computational Biology or related discipline, e.g. Genomic Medicine, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics
  • Some experience in at least one of the following computer coding languages: R.python, Perl,
  • Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines

Desirable:

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  • Experience in the computational and bioinformatic analysis of one or more types of ‘omics data (e.g.genome, epigenome, transcriptome,microbiome)
  • An interest in molecular biology and its relationship to human health, e.g., genetics, genetic epidemiology, health data science.

Contact Details:

  • Please email Dr Matt Silver (matt.silver@lshtm.ac.uk) for further details.
  • Project main supervisor: Dr Matt Silver (matt.silver@lshtm.ac.uk).

MRCG Doctoral Training Program Scholarship Project Two & Eligibility

Project Two

  • Developing Strategies to coordinate Healthcare provision between The Gambia and Senegal (SHEGAS).

The Eligibility Criteria
Essential:

  • Be in possession of an MSc in Public Health or a related subject from a recognised university
  • Ability to conduct qualitative research
  • Excellent communication skills in English and at least one other Gambian national language
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally
  • Ability to work independently and to manage competing priorities.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of work in The Gambia.

Contact Details:

  • Please email Dr Melisa Martinez Alvarez (Melisa.Martinez-Alvarez@lshtm.ac.uk) for further details.
  • Project main supervisor Dr Melisa Martinez Alvarez (Melisa.Martinez-Alvarez@lshtm.ac.uk).

How to Apply for MRCG Doctoral Training Program Scholarship

Interested and qualified candidates should obtain the application form sending an e-mail request to: training@mrc.gm

 

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